How do you count words? Ashley Wagner discusses the question as part of our video on the number of words in the English language.
Aparecer violenta y repentinamente en un lugar.
en la noche silenciosa, el cohete irrumpe con luminosa algarabía y alboroto; irrumpieron bulliciosamente en el salón para conseguir un buen sitio; figurado han pasado veinticinco años desde que irrumpiera en el panorama musical con aquella canción
A lot of people get compliment and complement confused: they’re pronounced in the same way and have very similar spellings but they have completely different meanings.
The question of whether the word internet should be capitalized is so passionately debated and rife with controversy that it has its own Wikipedia article.
We’ve delved into the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary to come up with some historical substitutions for hug as a verb.