Category Archives: Is that what you mean?

Focus on: house X home

Broadly speaking, a house is a building or structure that people live in (“She lives in a very old house in Brighton”) , whereas home refers to the place or rather the environment where people live (“Ill be home tomorrow”, … Continue reading

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Focus on: loss, lose, lost

Hello-o! I made my holiday last a bit longer so that’s why I haven’t blogged for about five days. Anyway, here I am and today I thought we could look through some grammar while ironing out a few recurring problems … Continue reading

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The World’s Worst Typos, in pictures

 Remember that some months ago we were chattering about written communication and how one’s writing skills (or the lack of them) can easily put their credibility at stake, especially on the Web? Well, The Guardian has recently written about a … Continue reading

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Is that what you mean? Dump X Damp

This topic was nicely suggested by Renato, my top commenter, in the comments of the post that I published on September 14th  – thanks, Renato! No matter how involved in Aviation you are, today we’re gonna talk about dump and damp, … Continue reading

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How do you pronounce “Profession”?

Hi there! How’s life? It’s been a while since we last spoke about pronunciation, right? Well, it’s just dawned on me how often pilots taking the ICAO test – and Brazilian students as a whole – stumble through the word … Continue reading

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