Foreign expressions

Foreign expressions represent a part of the English language. Below you will find six foreign expressions commonly used in English. 1. De Facto De facto comes from Latin and means “actual” (if used as an adjective describing a thing) or “in practice” (if used as an adverb describing an action). In legal terms, de facto

Disassemble vs. Dissemble

Disassemble means to take apart. You can break the word into the prefix dis– and the root assemble. Example: The children disassembled the castle they built with snap-on blocks.. Dissemble means to alter or change the appearance of in order to deceive or conceal; to misrepresent or pretend. Examples:  Joan smiled, dissembling her true feelings of disappointment.