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They’re, Their and There

English Grammar 29 March 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are 3 words that sometimes people get confused: they’re, their and there. They are all pronounced the same way. They’re is the contraction for ‘they are”. They’re at the grocery store. (They are at the grocery store.) Their is the possessive adjective of them. It’s their book that I love reading so much. (The […]


English Grammar 25 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Do any of you have any problem areas in English that you’d like me to write about? Or are there any words that you find difficult to say? I just wanted to let you all know that you can make requests about what I post about and I’ll be happy to write or record them […]

To, too, & two

English Grammar 24 March 2010 | 1 Comment

This post is about 3 different words that are sometimes confused: To has many roles, like as a preposition or used as part of the infinitive phrase of a verb. I walked to the store. He went to the library, so that he could read. I hope that he helps to clean up this mess. […]

Punctuation in English

English Grammar 23 March 2010 | 2 Comments

A lot of the punctuation is the same for various languages, but a lot of the uses my be different. Even if you feel like you have a grasp on English punctuation, you might want to skim through this to make sure. I’m going to cover the main punctuation marks which serve a grammatical purpose. […]

Personal Titles in English

American Culture,English Grammar 22 March 2010 | 4 Comments

There are 4 personal titles that are used a lot in the English language. Mr. Mrs. Miss and Ms. In the UK, you do not use periods after the abbreviations of personal titles, but in the USA and Canada you do use periods. You use titles with people who are older than you or who […]

It’s vs. Its

English Grammar 20 March 2010 | 16 Comments

Many native English speakers, as well as English learners, have trouble knowing when to use which – it’s or its. “It’s” means “it has” or “it is” It’s been a great day! (It has) It’s been good talking to you. (It has) It’s 11:26pm. (It is) It’s Saturday, March 20th. (It is) It’s wonderful to […]

Lie or Lay???

English Grammar,English Vocabulary 16 March 2010 | 6 Comments

Do you know what the difference is between ‘lie’ and ‘lay’? Lie means “to recline”. It’s an intransitive verb which means it does not take a direct object. I am lying on the bed. Lay means “to put” or “to place”. It’s a transitive verb which means it takes a direct object. I am laying […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

English Fun,English Grammar 13 March 2010 | 2 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is also called St. Paddy’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. It’s celebrated on March 17, every year. It’s celebrated in many more countries than only Ireland. It is a very fun day in the United States. Even though it is an Irish Catholic holiday, almost […]

Using Capital Letters in English

English Grammar 12 March 2010 | 11 Comments

All languages capitalize different words. As an English learner you should try to remember when to use a capital letter. Here are some places where you capitalize words: 1. At the beginning of a sentence. My dog is tired and hungry. 2. The word ‘I’. You and I are best buds. 3. The first letter […]

Gerunds vs. Infinitives

English Grammar 9 March 2010 | 4 Comments

Another grammar point that goes with gerunds is using infinitives (ex. to sleep). The big question is, when do you use an infinitive and when do you use a gerund??? There are lots of rules and cases where you use one or the other, for this post, I will give an overview and go into […]