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In this collection of articles, tables, and references, there is a guide to grammar and common grammatical errors, spelling tips, a glossary of foreign terms, statistics about languages and foreign language study, and Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and explanations of poetry terms. You can also read LSSU's list of "banished" words for the year, learn some frequently misused and mispronounced words, and winners of the World Scrabble Championship! Kids can use these resources to study for spelling and English tests, improve writing skills, and expand their vocabularies.

A Concise Guide to Grammar and Style

Commonly Mispronounced Words

Frequently Misspelled Words

National Spelling Bee

World Scrabble Championships

Most Widely Spoken Languages
in the World

Most Studied Foreign Languages
in the U.S.

Ten Tips for Better Spelling

Easily Confused or Misused Words

Some Basic Phrases in Other Languages

Foreign Words and Phrases

Latin and Greek Word Elements

American Sign Language and Braille

Glossary of Poetry Terms

Common Abbreviations

Phobia Glossary

LSSU's Banished Words of the Year

Allusions

Names: Their Origins and Meanings

Asian Loan Words

Spanish Loan Words

Spanish Place Names

Languages Spoken in the United States

American Indian Loan Words

American Indian Place Names

Languages Other than English Spoken at Home in the U.S.

American Indian Languages Spoken at Home by American Indians

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