Did You Know?

In Italian, the word for 'cat' is 'gatto', whereas in Latin, or rather, ancient Italian, the word for 'cat' was 'cattus'. This means that the English language word for 'cat' is closer to Latin than the modern Italian word 'gatto'. Curious what you come across whilst researching the differences … [Read more...]

The mathematical present perfect

The present perfect tense is the bane of many an Italian striving to learn the English language.  Us teachers say things like: 'The present perfect connects the past to now' or 'The present perfect is the present result of a past action' and whilst our honest intention is to help our charges … [Read more...]