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Do You Make These Mistakes? – Some Easy Grammar Mistakes to Fix

By Jacqueline Schaalje Visiting Florence. Not: Visiting to Florence. What can you do, when you want to speak a language you need to follow the rules of that language. Not all people do, and sad to say, that makes it very hard to talk to them, because of confusion. If someone does not follow the… Continue reading Do You Make These Mistakes? – Some Easy Grammar Mistakes to Fix

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English vocabulary · ESL grammar · Grammar · prepositions · Pronoun · Uncategorized

Zipf’s Law or Which English Words Should You Know?

Stefano Mortellaro  The Most Popular Words in English In 1935, the American philologist (= an expert on written language & literature) George Kingsley ZIpf formulated a clever law about the most popular words in any language. We’ll only talk about English of course, which is the only language I know really a lot about. What… Continue reading Zipf’s Law or Which English Words Should You Know?

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ESL grammar · Grammar · prepositions

On the Sea & On the River – Prepositions with Sea & Water

Lots of words that are connected with the sea take “on” as a preposition. (Prepositions are little words such as in, at, for, of, from, above, etc.) Let’s have a look at some: Sea Words with On You say on the beach. On the sea On the seafront (the seafront is the area of land… Continue reading On the Sea & On the River – Prepositions with Sea & Water

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Prepositions: Which Preposition Comes after “Care.”

Who cares? Well, we do. As you know, prepositions are little words like in, to, for, of, on, at, over, above. Etcetera. All you need to know about “care” is that the meaning changes if you choose another preposition to go with it. 1 Care for “Care for” means looking after someone, making sure they… Continue reading Prepositions: Which Preposition Comes after “Care.”

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