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Cecilia Gigliotti

Cecilia Gigliotti

I have extensive experience writing in a variety of genres, from literary novels to music reviews to academic articles. I appreciate the power of words.

The meaning of “waiting with bated breath”

The meaning of “waiting with bated breath”

Practically the only context in which bated breath appears these days is following “with”—someone is waiting for something with bated breath, as referenced in the examples below.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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How to learn and master English-language verb forms

How to learn and master English-language verb forms

As with any language, there are regular and irregular verbs, and choosing the correct verb form can be challenging.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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How to understand and use the phrase “come-to-Jesus moment”

How to understand and use the phrase “come-to-Jesus moment”

The term is rooted in American English, given its roots in American Christian religious traditions. Each of the two variations has to do with the other but has a distinct meaning unto itself. Let’s take a closer look.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
The history, definition, and usage of the word “verklempt”

The history, definition, and usage of the word “verklempt”

“Verklempt” is one of many Yiddish words that have found their way into the English vernacular.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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The definition of “verbiage” and how to use it

The definition of “verbiage” and how to use it

So how to use “verbiage”? And is it “verbage” or “verbiage”? Let’s take a closer look at this self-referencing noun.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
A description and demonstration of coordinating conjunctions

A description and demonstration of coordinating conjunctions

A coordinating conjunction is usually simply known as a conjunction. And chances are you already use them.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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How to use altogether vs. all together

How to use altogether vs. all together

So what exactly is the difference? And how do you know when to use all together vs. altogether?

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
How to decide whether to use toward or towards?

How to decide whether to use toward or towards?

“Toward” is a word dating back to Old English, where it was a portmanteau of to and -weard, a suffix indicating direction. It existed thus in the developing English language for centuries.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
Milena Lazova

I'm an ESL teacher with over 7 years of experience in providing original content. I really like writing educational articles which may help others learn some aspects of English.

Valentina Dordevic

Hello! My name is Valentina. Book digesting is my specialty. I transform book ideas into easy-to-follow summaries, articles, study guides, reviews, essays, analyses, slides, or e-books.

Beth Taylor

Hello! My name is Beth. I'm from France. I'm a French and English native speaker and I really like writing.