March 10th, 2014 in Expressions
The following words and phrases often create problems.
This expression is usually redundant.
Try using one of these conjunctions. Using both conjunctions doesn’t make sense outside of the legal context.
March 9th, 2014 in English Quiz
Complete the following sentences.
1. Give me my watch ………………….
c) Either could be used here
2. You can’t get there without …………………
March 9th, 2014 in English Learning
The word take is used in a large number of phrasal verbs. The most common among them are given here.
To take something up is to start doing it as a new hobby.
March 8th, 2014 in English Learning
There are four seasons in English:
Spring (March, April, May)
Summer (June, July, August)
Autumn / Fall (September, October, November)
Winter (December, January, February)
March 6th, 2014 in Vocabulary
Adverse and averse
These words are often confused.
Adverse means hostile, negative, unpleasant or harmful. It is an adjective.
Adverse weather conditions forced them to abandon the journey.
March 5th, 2014 in English Learning
Here is a list of expressions using the preposition at.
This expression is common after words like ‘any’, ‘anything’, ‘anyone’ or ‘nothing’. It is used to ask if something is even slightly true.
March 4th, 2014 in English Learning
The subjunctive is the simple form of a verb. Examples are: insist, recommend, pay, leave etc. Remember that when you use the subjunctive, there is no –s in the third person singular.