Archive for May, 2010

Autobiography writing tips

May 31st, 2010 in Writing

A biography is the account of a person’s life written by another person. An example is ‘Life of Johnson’ written by Boswell. An autobiography is the story of a person’s life written by that person. An example is ‘My Experiments With Truth’ written by M.K. Gandhi.

Correct use of too

May 29th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

The adverb too is used to show undesirable extremes. It has a negative meaning.

She is too fat.
He is too tired.

An infinitive structure is often used after too + adjective/adverb/determiner.

Grammar terms beginning with the letter N

May 29th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Negation

The label negation refers to the use of a negative element like not or a negative auxiliary like can’t.

Negative auxiliary
These are forms like don’t, can’t, doesn’t and won’t.

English vocabulary: buying a house

May 28th, 2010 in Improve English, Vocabulary

 

People all over the world like to talk about their homes, their home loans, interest rates and skyrocketing property prices. English people are no different. Here is a guide to common words and phrases that you might hear during a conversation about buying or selling a house.

Somebody, Someone, Anybody, Anyone etc.

May 26th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

There is no real difference between somebody and someone. Similarly, there is no difference between anybody and anyone, everybody and everyone or nobody and no one.

Correct use of Surely

May 25th, 2010 in English Grammar, Vocabulary

Surely does not mean the same as certainly.
Surely is used to say that the speaker believes something in spite of reasons to believe the opposite.
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Words confused Quiz 1

May 25th, 2010 in English Quiz

Fill in the blanks with suitable verb, noun or adjective. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. Bread is made of wheat ————–