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10 English Lessons From Sitcoms

For those of us whose first language was Friends quotes.

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2. What's the difference between a homonym and a synonym? 30 Rock will teach us. / Via

Homonyms are words that are pronounced or spelled the same but have different meanings. Like "Vin Diesel" and "Win, Diesel" if the second person has a German accent.

3. Whereas a synonym is...

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5. For paragraph writing, we turn to Dr. Sheldon Cooper. / Via

"The two of you need to get your women in line! Last night I was strong armed into an evening of harp music and spooning with an emotional Amy Farrah Fowler. This on a night that I had originally designated for solving the space time geometry in higher spin gravity and building my lego death star … and why? Because your gal pals Penny and Bernadette went out shopping for some wedding nonsense without Amy, an action they took with no thought or regard as to how it would affect me, the future of string theory, or my lego fun time!"

"What do you want us to do about it?"

"You clearly weren’t listening to my topic sentence: get your women in line!"

7. This conversation in The Office best explains the whomever/whoever debate.

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However, you should err on the side of caution and use "whoever" if you don't want to sound like a season four boss Ryan d-bag.

10. And for pronunciation, we look to the undisputed expert, Ricky Ricardo.

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You're right, Ricky. English is a crazy language.

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