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The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

In American English, a moot point is a completely unrelated issue to the main subject of discussion. In British English, on the other hand, a moot point is simply a debatable issue.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
How to Say “Thank you” in an Email in Different Ways

How to Say “Thank you” in an Email in Different Ways

Here are 10 alternatives to “thank you very much” and “as always, thank you for your help” that are ideal for expressing your gratitude and appreciation in various contexts.

Priscilla Aremu
Priscilla Aremu
English
The Most Confusing Words in English

The Most Confusing Words in English

Sit/Seat To sit—(v) to be in a position in which your bottom is resting on a chair. He was sitting in a chair next to the window. Seat—(n) something that you sit on. He used the box as a seat. Than/Then Than—(conj) is used to

Nesrin Turgut
Nesrin Turgut
English
What “Eponymous” Means and All of the Things It Can Describe

What “Eponymous” Means and All of the Things It Can Describe

“Eponymous” is an adjective that refers to a person, place, or thing that lends its name to something. This thing after whom something is named is called an eponym.

Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
English
Meaning, Origin, Synonyms, and Antonyms of “Woah”

Meaning, Origin, Synonyms, and Antonyms of “Woah”

“Woah” originated as a common misspelling of the word “whoa” whose origin dates as far back as the 17th century (meaning this word is nearly 400 years old!).

Kimberly Ann Potts
Kimberly Ann Potts
English
How to Use the Phrase “at Wits’ End”

How to Use the Phrase “at Wits’ End”

When someone says they’re “at their wit’s end,” it suggests they have negative feelings or thoughts. It does, however, imply that they are upset and resentful.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
The Most Common Collocations and Phrases with “Car”

The Most Common Collocations and Phrases with “Car”

This post covers commonly used collocations with the word car (+examples). These include adjective + CAR, verb + CAR, and CAR + noun.

Farzad Rezaei
Farzad Rezaei
English
5 Synonyms for “I Hate You”

5 Synonyms for “I Hate You”

Please, try to be polite with people! I don’t encourage you to use these phrases, but all of us are human beings, and sometimes we need to do that.

Ariana Avdieienko
Ariana Avdieienko
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.