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What is the shortest complete sentence in English?

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There are two main candidates for the shortest sentence in the English language.
My vote is for Go! It has an active verb, an implied subject and a clear meaning.
The main rival to Go! is I am. - but I feel this fails the 'complete' test.
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Climate Change Could Make Parts of Middle East Unlivable

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Climate change may make parts of the Middle East too hot for human beings, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute studied weather conditions in the Middle East since 1970.
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Inversion: BBC English Class

"Never before had I seen such a wonder" is an example of adverbial inversion. But what does this term mean, and how and why do we use it? Find out wit
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Learning English - Words in the News - Snail farming

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Feeling hungry? Why snails are becoming a delicacy. Video Words in the News: 10 September 2014
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Remembering African Music Great Papa Wemba

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Papa Wemba died on Sunday after collapsing at a music festival in Ivory Coast. The singer was 66 years old. He was long considered one of Africa’s greatest musicians and known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.
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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making | The EFL SMARTblog Scoop.it Page | Scoop.it
Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips
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The Story of an Eyewitness by Jack London

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It is April 18, 1906. The largest earthquake San Francisco has ever seen hits. Collier's magazine sends the famous American writer, Jack London, to report on the destruction and great loss of life.
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Disease Threatens World Banana Supplies

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Millions of people depend on bananas. Many for its nutrition, others as a source of income. But officials are concerned about Panama disease, which threatens world banana supplies.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One

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The English language is full of words that English learners - and even native English speakers - often confuse. These words may sound the same but mean different things. Or maybe, they are spelled the same but mean different things.
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Pop Musician Prince Dead at 57

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American pop music superstar Prince has died. His representative, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press that the performer was found dead at his home near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57 years old.
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BBC News Video: EU referendum — What is it?

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It's now less than ten weeks until Britain's destiny (and possibly that of the Europe Union) will be decided in the EU referendum.
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 Jack the Ripper (passive and active) audio quiz

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1. First, click on the picture and Play the game.



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Learn English with Songs - Penny Lane, by The Beatles

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Multiple choice quiz for English language students on the song Penny Lane, by the Beatles. Watch the video, listen to the song, learn some new words, and complete a multiple choice quiz.
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Soccer Fans Go Crazy When Leicester City Wins After 132 Years

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This is What’s Trending Today.
The Leicester City soccer players gathered at a teammate’s home Monday evening. They were anticipating the result of another game in the English Premier League.
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Do you think for yourself?

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Do you always agree with what most people in your group say? Listen to this chat about groupthink https://t.co/V4UwCyGEM8 #learnenglish
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BBC Learning English - News Report / Leicester City win the Premier League

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Hear a genuine BBC news report and choose the correct summary: https://t.co/tU3DyFlaqr #learnenglish #vocabulary https://t.co/fx52SEZK0W
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Cleft Sentences — English Exercises & Practice | Grammar Quizzes

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Shift emphasis by grouping (it-, what-, that-clauses) and moving content to different positions (subject, object, complement) within a sentence: 'It was amazing what he did.'
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What those tiny metal buttons on your jeans are actually for

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The tiny metal round things on the pockets of jeans may have escaped most people’s notice.

Known as ‘rivets’, they are placed on areas of the jeans that are most likely to be pulled apart by strain or movement and help hold the fabric together, thereby making them last longer.

But their contribution to the history of denim - and how it acquired its massive popularity - is more interesting. In fact, they led to the creation of "jeans".
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Everyday Grammar: Present And Future Real Conditionals

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VOA Learning English presents news, features, audio, video and multimedia about the U.S. and the world in American English. Stories are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level. Words are spoken one-third slower for ESL learners.
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Prince

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Prince was a highly skilled musician. He played many instruments including guitar, piano and drums. He wrote popular songs that crossed many musical borders. He had a powerful voice with a wide high to low range.
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Music Legend Prince Dead at 57

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Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-talented and influential musician is known for such songs as "1999," "Little Red Corvette," and "Purple Rain," the title track of his breakthrough 1984 album and m...
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Up to 500 Refugees Feared Dead After Boat Sinks

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Refugees interviewed by the United Nations and various news agencies say a boat carrying up to 500 people may have sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The United Nations’ refugee agency says the boat was bound for Europe from Libya.
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Twelve incredibly British phrases the rest of the world doesn't understand

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More British particularisms.
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My Hero: my English teacher by Andrew Motion

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In his introduction and previously unpublished poem, the former poet laureate recalls how Peter Way, who died last month, nurtured his love of literature
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North Korean Volcano Waiting to Blow

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The tallest mountain in North Korea is also a volcano. Scientists say it is giving clues that it may erupt again. The mountain, Mount Paektu, last erupted more than 1,000 years ago.
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