Plural Words, A Silent “B,” and the History of English

English is a tricky language. Silent letters and quirky rules about plural and possessive words will trip up native speakers as well as ESL students. TED-Ed and The Open University offer short lessons on the evolution of English and some of its trickier rules.

A Brief History of Plural Words – complete lesson.

Why is there a “b” in doubt? – complete lesson.

The History of English in Ten Minutes.


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