Slang: “Hit the hay”

The phrase hit the hay simply means go to bed. The term hay was used in the USA to mean bed. In the early 20th century, the mattresses were often sacks stuffed with hay (hence the similar phrase hit the sack). Synonymous: Catch some Z's meaning to sleep. Example: All I want to do is go home and catch... Continue Reading →

Above = too good for

  Above can be used in the following ways: 1. as a preposition (followed by a noun)     The birds were flying high above the trees. 2. as an adverb (without a following noun)     She stared up at the stars above. 3. as an adjective     Please reply to the above... Continue Reading →

“I’ve had it up to here!”

  "I've had it up to here!" is used to express anger; you are angry about something or angry with someone and want it/them to stop.   When was the last time you felt you've had it up to here about something or someone?

Rules for Writing Dates

  Incorrect: May 30th, 1975 Correct: May 30, 1975   When you're writing out a date like May 30, 1975 (in the American style), the day is written as a cardinal number. So you should never write May 30th, 1975. The weird thing though is when you're speaking. Even though it is written as May... Continue Reading →

Vocabulary Related to Taking Pictures

Just so you know, not all pictures taken by yourself can be called as selfies. Only the ones you took yourself and there is only you in the pictures can be called as selfies. If there are other people with you in the pictures, the pictures you took are called groupies (also: wefies). You can take selfies... Continue Reading →

Rules for Writing Numbers

Here are some rules for writing numbers: Incorrect: 200 hundred people came to her birthday party. Correct: Two hundred people came to her birthday party.   How to write decades using figures: Incorrect: The ’80’s Correct: The ’80s Correct: The 80’s Correct: The 1980s

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