Archive for January, 2014

Quantifiers and predeterminers

January 23rd, 2014 in English Learning

The quantifiers a little and a few have a positive meaning. They refer to a small quantity or number.

Predicates

January 22nd, 2014 in English Grammar

A predicate is a group of words that complete a sentence. The subject names the person who performs the action. The predicate does the rest of the work.

Shopping: talking about your plans

January 22nd, 2014 in English for children

To talk about your shopping plans, use I’m going to…

I’m going to get a new laptop.

I’m going to buy some shirts.

We’re going to get a new roof.

Common subordinating conjunctions

January 20th, 2014 in English Grammar

An adverb clause is a type of subordinate clause. It always begins with a subordinating conjunction and it needs to be attached to a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone.

Idioms with feet

January 19th, 2014 in Expressions

The word feet is used in a large number of idiomatic expressions. Here is a list of them.

Back on your feet

Subordinating conjunctions of time and place

January 19th, 2014 in Improve English

Place

Subordinating conjunctions expressing place are: where, wherever

You should have wholegrain cereals for breakfast wherever that is possible.

He has hidden the treasure where no one will find it.

Eating out: asking for information

January 18th, 2014 in English for children

To ask about the restaurant or café that you are going to, use Where is…?

Where is the Chinese restaurant?

Where is the washroom?