Archive for March, 2018

Building Idioms

March 6th, 2018 in English Learning

Here is a list of idioms about buildings.

To be in the doghouse

To be in the doghouse is to be in real trouble.

Commonly Confused Words

March 5th, 2018 in English Learning

Ago and for

Ago is used to say when something happened. For is used to say how long it lasted.

  • He died three years ago. (= three years before now.)

Common Differences

March 3rd, 2018 in English Learning

Difference between about and on

Use about to talk about ordinary, general kinds of communication.
Use on to talk about something more serious or academic.
Compare:

About to, According to | Common English Expressions

March 1st, 2018 in English Learning

About to

About to means ‘just going to’.

  • We are about to have lunch. (= We are going to have lunch.)
  • She was about to leave for work when he arrived.