About being late and early… No, this article won’t teach you any excuses when you’re late (again). That sure would be an entertaining subject. For now we’ll just discuss some expressions about time. First of all: There are people who are always late. They are tardy. Their weakness is tardiness. And there are people who are mostly… Continue reading Expressions with Time: Are You Tardy or Punctual?
There are several ways to use the word since and this can be confusing. So it’s time we spoke about the different meanings of since. 1) The First meaning of Since: Starting from a Time You will probably know the meaning of since that means from a certain time in the past. Here are some… Continue reading The Different Meanings of Since
How to talk about Amounts and Degrees – Easy Grammar and Expressions By Jacqueline Schaalje Have a look at the two glasses of juice. Now let’s think how many correct sentences you can say about these two glasses. The meaning of the sentences will all be more or less the same. Here are some of those… Continue reading More, Less, Almost and Hardly
by Jacqueline Schaalje More TOEFL and IELTS Exam vocab! Check out this infographic, and then do the quiz. Quiz Use the correct words, derived from these root words: favour, evict, allege, dispute. Click here to do the online quiz. 1 After the tenants hadn’t paid rent for several months, their landlord was ready to ___________… Continue reading TOEFL and IELTS Exam Vocab
An adjective describes a noun. Nouns are words that denote things, people, concepts etc. Examples of nouns are: tree, pianist, teapot, man, woman, telephone, luck, happiness, etc. So an adjective is the word that describes this thing, person or concept. The Place of the Adjective Often, the adjective will come before the noun, but it… Continue reading Adjective or Adverb? – The difference between beautiful teapot and drawing a teapot beautifully
Do you know how to use more seriously and the most seriously and stuff like that? Then you might be able to do the online quiz without instruction. (Follow the link.) If not, watch this video first: Exercise Choose a suitable adverb. Example: Rina is a good piano player, but she plays __________ than Billy.… Continue reading Are You Working More Seriously than Most Other People? – A Short Explanation about How to Use Comparatives and Superlatives with Adverbs
And: Learning English from the Best Writers In English people won’t often tell you something is good or bad. This can be annoying when you want to know someone’s honest opinion, as you might get an answer that is neither here nor there. Is pretty good better than not bad? I have no idea.… Continue reading This is Pretty Good – Adverbs: pretty, very, enormously, slightly, quite, really, totally