Business idioms

February 16th, 2015 in Expressions

Here is a list of business idioms

Boys in the backroom

This expression is used to refer to the group of men who make decisions behind the scenes.

Using verbs correctly

February 13th, 2015 in English Learning

The verb should agree with its subject in number and person.

Repeated words are often left out.

  • Twelve rioters have been sentenced and five acquitted. (= Twelve rioters have been sentenced and five have been acquitted.)

Finance idioms

February 11th, 2015 in English Learning

Call on (someone)

To call on someone is to ask them to speak.

The chairperson called on me to speak at the conference.

Captain of industry

Common mistakes in the use of comparatives and superlatives

February 11th, 2015 in English Learning

In this article, we will take a look at some common mistakes in the use of comparatives and superlatives.

Incorrect: He is worst than I.

Correct: He is worse than I.

Question tags

February 10th, 2015 in English Quiz

Add appropriate question tags to the following sentences.

1. You can sing well, …………………….?

2. She came here yesterday, …………………….?

3. Shut the door, …………………….?

Prepositions exercise

February 9th, 2015 in English Quiz

ESL students often find it difficult to use prepositions correctly. This grammar exercise tests your understanding of common prepositions in English.

Complete the given sentences.

Talking about family relationships

February 8th, 2015 in English for children

Here are a few expressions you can use to talk about your family and relationships.

Brothers and sisters

To ask if somebody has a brother or sister, you can use a structure with have got or do you have.