Improve Your Vocabulary, Speed Reading, and Spelling Tutorials

We human beings, throughout history, seem to have gone out of our way to find different words for "sex". Why we use euphemisms at all is an interesting topic in itself; and why we use so many euphemisms for sexual intercourse is particularly interesting. Why do *you* think we use, and have used, such a variety of words for sex? Some of the words we use for sex sanitise and remove the sexual act into the abstract (such as "amorous congress" and "carnal knowing") while other euphemisms for sex are crude and straight to the point (as it were). Here is a list of just some of the olden day words people have used for sexual intercourse.

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This guide will focus on improving your reading speed with computer based literature. With a shift towards digital media, many people are spending a considerable amount of time reading emails, websites and word processed documents. By improving your reading speed, you can dramatically increase your productivity. A guest article by Zac W, Editor at http://proofreading.org.

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How do typing skills relate to spelling skills and to English language skills more broadly? And how can you improve your typing skills? Find out here.

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By developing your vocabulary, you will be able to communicate and learn more effectively. The beauty of the English language is the many ways to express something with subtle differences in meaning. With practice, vocabulary will allow you to express yourself.

A guest article by Zac Wearden, freelance proofreader at http://qualityproofreading.co.uk.

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A few weeks ago, I got an email from a woman, let's call her Mabel, asking about the use of possessive apostrophe S after names that end with S. Mabel's friend just had a sign made up for their house, which is for sale. Mabel's neighbours' surname is Ross. They wrote their sign as 'the Ross's house'. Mabel thinks that it should be 'the Ross' house'. Which form is right, and which is wrong? This is one of those grey areas in punctuation, actually. Both options (Ross' and Ross's) can be used!

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