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English Grammar 7 March 2010 | 4 Comments

Gerunds are verbs that are used as nouns. First, you take the base of the verb and you add –ing to it. Like this:Try making these verbs into their ‘ing‘ form: sleep and drink. Now, you can use these verb forms as the subject or direct object of sentence. They will act like a noun. […]

Conditional Phrases

English Grammar 6 March 2010 | 4 Comments

If I had enough money, I would buy a mansion! (I wish!) The above sentence is an example of a sentence with a conditional clause. There are 4 types of conditional clauses. Type 0: These are general truths or cause and effects. ‘If’ + a verb. Examples: If I eat too much, I will get […]

Practice with comparisons

English Grammar 4 March 2010 | 2 Comments

When you look at these apples, what do you see? I see a green apple and a red apple. How can you compare them? Think of how they are similar and different. Here are some sample comparisons I came up with: The green apple is smaller than the red apple. The red apple is darker […]

Adjectives in English

English Grammar 3 March 2010 | 0 Comments

I usually have all fun stuff on my blogs, but it’s time to practice some grammar. There will be times when you need to compare one thing to another and here is how to make comparisons in a nut-shell. The rules sections are very detailed rules, it’s not important to memorize them, I just want […]

A while vs. awhile

English Grammar 25 February 2010 | 0 Comments

I was just having a conversation with a friend on twitter about the difference between ‘awhile’ and ‘a while’. He wanted to know if there was a difference since they seem to mean the same thing. I thought I would post about this because it is interesting. Simple answer = Yes, they are different. Long […]

Good vs. Well

English Grammar 20 February 2010 | 0 Comments

When do I use good and when do I use well? Lots of people have asked me this question on twitter, so I thought I’d give a little lesson on it. ‘Good’ is used when you are referring to a noun – ‘good book,’ ‘good dog.’ ‘Well’ is used when you are referring to a […]

Speaking about Sports in English

English Grammar,English Vocabulary 6 February 2010 | 1 Comment

As an English teacher, in the past a lot of my students made mistakes when talking about different sports. Sometimes you use the verb ‘play’ before the sport name and sometimes you don’t. I’m going to list a few of the expressions when speaking about different sports in English. These sports need the verb ‘play’ […]

Conjuctions in English

English Grammar 18 January 2010 | 1 Comment

There are a few different kinds of conjuctions in English; however, I am focusing on coordinate conjunctions in this English lesson. Conjunctions are connecting words. They bind two parts of a sentence, into a single phrase within the sentence. Below is a list of the more common coordinate conjunctions used in English. Vocabulary: and – […]