Welcome to EnglishClub's reference of English words and phrases for ESL learners and teachers, many with example sentences, explanations and quizzes
The 26 letters in alphabetical order
English Phonetic Spelling Alphabet
A for Alpha, B for Bravo, C for Charlie. How some police, military and others spell words for maximum clarity
Dictionary or Thesaurus?
What's the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus?
Alphabetical lists of words with definitions and example sentences
Synonyms and Antonyms
What's the difference between a synonym and an antonym?
Do we say bring or take? almost or most? do or make? And other words that confuse people, many with quizzes
Figures of Speech
A picture is worth a thousand words. These pages look at the colourful language of simile, metaphor, hyperbole and oxymoron.
Nouns (and a few other words) derived from the names of real or fictitious people
List of Eponyms
Mild or pleasant language used instead of language that is unpleasant or offensive
Dysphemisms are the opposite of euphemisms and are usually derogatory or unpleasant terms used in place of neutral ones.
Deliberately ambiguous or obscure language designed to mislead
Selected English quotations, giving author details, word definitions and contextual notes
English sayings and proverbs, with possible interpretations, word definitions, explanations, origins, quizzes and answers
Conversational phrases are expressions that are typically used in speaking, less so in writing.
English slang words and phrases, with definitions, sample sentences, origins, notes, warnings, quizzes and answers
A reference of English phrasal verbs, with definitions, explanations, example sentences, quizzes and answers
Common English idioms in categories, with meanings, example sentences and quizzes.
Hundreds more idioms with definitions, explanations, sample sentences, quizzes and answers
Collocations are words that go together, like fast food or vaguely remember. These pages explain collocations and give examples of common collocations, as well as a collocations quiz and more advanced collocations.
Over one thousand collocations with many example sentences, notes and quizzes
Power of 7
A light-hearted look at vocabulary and curiosities in handy chunks of 7
Useful expressions for functions like giving advice, apologizing or asking for opinions
British vs American Vocabulary
Some of the main differences in terms of words
The language of meauring weight, in British and American English
Some common male and female equivalent terms for people, occupations and family members
Equivalent military ranks in British and US armies, navies and air forces
Foreign Words in English
Foreign words in English, including common Latin and French phrases and abbreviations