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The Three Things in English that You Absolutely Should Know

1)  English speakers don’t usually say just yes or no. They say at the very least: “No, sorry,” or “Yes, okay.” If you give a short answer, you’ll be considered rude or unfriendly. In other languages it may be acceptable or even admired when you don’t use a lot of words, but not in English.… Continue reading The Three Things in English that You Absolutely Should Know

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ESL grammar · Grammar · Verb

I Love Dancing = I Love to Dance

Choosing Between Participle or “to” with an Infinitive Quite a number of readers of this newsletters have asked me to explain how you can know when to use “to” and the infinitive or a participle with “-ing.” Jfyi, in technical terms the -ing construction is called gerund. If you look up this problem in a grammar book… Continue reading I Love Dancing = I Love to Dance

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