Improving your English pronunciation

Here are some tips to help you improve your English pronunciation. First of all, don't worry about not having a native-English accent. It's important to be able to speak clearly, so that people can understand you. However, it's almost impossible to sound exactly like a native English speaker if you are learning English as an... Continue Reading →

Which to use: gerund or noun?

Take a look at the following example: We're trying to come up with some completely fresh thinking on this subject. "Thinking" must be singular, the sentence is correct and means not just "new ideas/thoughts" but also "a new approach" (approach is more active than ideas). For the below example, you could use either the gerund... Continue Reading →

Simple Past – Present Perfect Simple

Form Simple Past Present Perfect Simple irregular verbs: see 2nd column of irregular verbs  Example: I spoke irregular verbs: form of 'have' + 3rd column of irregular verbs  Example: I / you / we / they have spoken he / she / it has spoken regular verbs: infinitive + ed  Example: I worked regular verbs:... Continue Reading →

IN vs. ON vs. AT

IN        ON      AT IN: - We use IN when we are not talking about a special place in an area. - We use IN to talk about a general position within a large area, or something within a larger space. Ex: 1. I live in HCHC. 2. She looked in her bag for her keys.... Continue Reading →

Alone vs. Lonely

Alone: (adj. or adv) Meaning: without other people or on your own. Ex: He likes living alone. Lonely: (adj.) Meaning: you are unhappy because you are not with other people. Ex: The house feels lonely now that all the children have left home.

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