Vocabulary Tips (어휘 팁): Comprise vs. Compose

Do you confuse “comprise” and “compose”? Check this post and know the difference between the two. According to Writing Explained,“comprise” and “compose” are two different transitive verbs whose meanings are closely related, and are therefore often confused.Their difference is subtle yet important, so it is worth knowing how to separate them from one another. Comprise […]

Grammar Tips (문법팁): Plural Pronouns for Singular Indefinite Pronouns

Is it all right to use plural pronouns for reference to singular indefinite pronouns? Check this post and find out. According to Merriam-Webster, we were taught to always use the masculine singular pronouns for grammatically singular indefinite pronouns, such as “everyone,” as well as non-gender-specific singular nouns, such as “friend,” because a group of 18th-century […]

IDIOM OF THE WEEK (금주의 숙어): “give one/ get the boot”

Can you guess the meaning of “give one/ get the boot” 가 무슨 의미인지 아시겠어요?  ANSWER (답): – to dismiss somebody/ be dismissed from a job SAMPLE SENTENCE (샘플 문장): “He got the boot for stealing money from the firm.” IDIOM SOURCE ***Disclaimer: The IAMDouzone Blog doesn’t own any of the pictures, videos, articles or […]

IDIOM OF THE WEEK (금주의 숙어): “glass ceiling”

Can you guess the meaning of “glass ceiling” 가 무슨 의미인지 아시겠어요?  ANSWER (답): – an unacknowledged discriminatory barrier to advancement, especially for women and minorities SAMPLE SENTENCE (샘플 문장): “Many people believe that a glass ceiling exists within the tech industry because not many women hold prominent positions in the field.” IDIOM SOURCE ***Disclaimer: […]