Archive for February, 2015

Criticizing people for doing or not doing things

February 21st, 2015 in English for children

To criticize people for not doing things use the structure you could have + past participle.

  • You could have told me you weren’t coming.
  • You could have behaved more decently.

Subject and predicate worksheet

February 20th, 2015 in English Learning

The part of the sentence which names the person or the thing we are talking about is called the subject. The part which tells something about the subject is called the predicate.

Giving advice

February 19th, 2015 in English for children

Use If I were you… to say what you would do under the given circumstances. After if I were you…, use would + infinitive.

  • If I were you, I would accept that job.

Common mistakes with verbs

February 18th, 2015 in English Grammar

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

Incorrect: She told to me about it.

Correct: She told me about it.

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