"News" - English Grammar

We use the uncountable noun news to mean ‘information or reports about recent events’. It takes a singular verb:

The news is good about Mary. The doctors are very happy about her progress.

Not: The news are good about Mary.


20 Cool facts about English

  1. The most common letter in English is "e".
  2. The most common vowel in English is "e", followed by "a".
  3. The most common consonant in English is "r", followed by "t".
  4. Every syllable in English must have a vowel (sound). Not all syllables have consonants. 
  5. Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".


7 Words We All Overuse

There are over 250,000 words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Some of them are new and some of them are old. Despite this seemingly endless amount of words, many people continue to use the same handful of adjectives to describe their newly bought gadget or their best friend’s baby shower announcement. Anyway, here are the following:


It’s commonly used to describe everything in most talent show acts. It's considered as the porridge in the adjective world, not too sophisticated but not too ordinary.


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