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When can you use "play" to talk about a sport?

Soccer ball

When you're talking about sports in English, one confusing point is whether you can use the word "play" or not. In English, we use "play" to talk about some sports but not others. Here's an explanation of how to talk about different sports and the athletes that play...

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 6: Organizations and People

Football

This series is for people learning English as a second language. We explain some of the most common English acronyms and how to use them.

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 5: Government and military

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This series is for people learning English as a second language. We explain some of the most common English acronyms and how to use them.

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 4: Technology and Medicine

DVDs

This series is for people learning English as a second language. We explain some of the most common English acronyms and how to use them.

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 3: Internet slang

Texting

This series is for people learning English as a second language. We explain some of the most common English acronyms and how to use them.

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 2: Business acronyms

This series is for people learning English as a second language. We explain some of the most common English acronyms and how to use them.

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The 100 most important acronyms in English, Part 1

We're starting an article series on the 100 most important acronyms that are used in the English language.

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What are the differences between "maybe", "perhaps", "possibly", and "probably"?

These are a few different ways to answer a question if you don't want to say "Yes" or "No":

Maybe.

Perhaps.

Probably.

Possibly.

So how are they different from each other?

 

Different meanings

First, you should know that there are three levels of possibility:

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How do you improve your English reading?

Reading

If you're able to read this article, it must mean that you're already pretty good at reading English. But there's always room for improvement. If you want to get better at reading and writing English, read ahead!

 

1. To become a better reader, you have to read.

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How to describe different kinds of websites in English

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The Internet is huge, and there are a lot of different kinds of websites out there. If you spend time on the Internet, it's helpful to be able to talk about the different kinds of websites you use in English. Here's an overview of some of the different kinds of sites you might come...


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