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Feb
06
2019

Grammar and Usage: “attain” vs. “obtain”

Posted in ELL Q&A, Grammar, Writing by Olivia Smialek

D“Obtain” and “attain” have similar pronunciations and meanings, but they do not generally overlap in usage. “Attain” has more the idea of achieving a goal or reaching a level or degree. “Obtain” has more the idea of actually getting something, actually taking possession of it.

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Jan
16
2019

ELL Q&A: Contrasting Animals

Posted in ELL Q&A, Wordsmyth Blog by Olivia Smialek

Welcome to ELL Q&A, where Wordsmyth answers questions submitted by English Language Learners. Today, let’s compare and contrast animals that look similar.

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