Is the phrase “back to the Muggle world” an adjective or adverbial one?

People jostled them as they moved forward toward the gateway back to the Muggle world. (Harry Potter) Is the phrase “back to the Muggle world” an adjective or adverbial one? Answer It depends entirely on how you choose to interpret the sentence. Suppose I add a comma: People jostled them as they moved forward toward … Read more

What is “cultural capital” and what role does it play in learning the language?

My English teacher once jovially remarked that if I were to ever fully understand literature texts by native English writers, I would have to have cultural capital. He went on to add that I wouldn’t exactly understand what the term means precisely because I don’t have some in the first place. A quick Google search … Read more