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Would you rather read the book than/then see the film?

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Than or then? These two words might look – and even sound – quite similar, but every day I see people mix them up. Not only is this a grammatical howler, but it can also give a totally different meaning to their sentence.

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? There are more German words in English than you think

As well as enabling me to practise my rusty German, a recent trip to Berlin got me thinking about the various German words and phrases that have infiltrated everyday English vocabulary. Although I thought there were more French words used in

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10 passionate TED Talks about words and language

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today it covers a diverse range of topics in more than 100 languages. Not only are TED Talks videos entertaining, informative and thought provoking, but they’re also

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