Archive for July, 2010

Both and Both of

July 7th, 2010 in Improve English

Both is used to talk about two people or things.

Both cats and dogs are pet animals.

Before a noun with a determiner (the, my, this etc.), both and both of are both possible.

Identifying and non-identifying relative clauses

July 4th, 2010 in English Grammar, English Learning

Some relative clauses identify nouns. They tell us which noun or pronoun is meant. These kinds of clauses are called identifying, defining or restrictive relative clauses.

How to say and write numbers in English?

July 2nd, 2010 in Writing

Fractions and decimals

We say simple fractions like this:

1/8 = one eighth

5/7 = five sevenths
2/5 = two fifths
3/4 hour = three quarters of an hour

Imperatives

July 1st, 2010 in English Grammar

In sentences like ‘Come here’, ‘Sit down’ and ‘Don’t worry’, the verb forms come, sit and don’t worry are called imperatives.