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How has the Great British Bake Off changed the English language?

 

The Great British Bake Off has sadly come to an end, but perhaps the series will live on in our words. We’ve been delving…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Test your spelling skills with this interactive spelling game, with difficulty levels ranging from tricky to fiendish.

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OxfordWords blog

Quiz: can you tell apart these confusing words?

 

There are dozens and dozens of pairs of words in English that are easy to mix up. Test your skills with our confusing words…