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An example of clickbait.

What is clickbait?

What is clickbait? Clickbait is a leading title, usually with an image. Online, these titles make people want to “click”

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English words with silent K

Silent K

Silent K in English I like to say that spelling and pronunciation in English are a bit of an adventure.

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Literally vs Figuratively

Literally and Figuratively

Literally and Figuratively Figuratively Figurative expressions mean something special. The words and meaning don’t always match. “Spill the tea” means

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affect and effect

Affect and Effect

Affect vs Effect What’s the difference between affect and effect?  English learners and native speakers alike get these words mixed

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Spider-man

alliteration

Alliteration Alliteration is when several words close together start with the same sound.  Ex: Peter Parker is the sensational Spider-Man! 

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Really vs Very

Really vs Very What’s the difference between, “really” and “very”?  Really / Very + adjectivesEx: The whipped cream on the pancakes was really

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