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Common Mistakes In the Use of Adjectives

February 26th, 2018 in English Learning

The + adjective

The expressions the blind, the dead, the sick, the unemployed, the poor, the deaf etc., are always plural.

  • The poor need our help. (NOT The poor needs our help.)

Already, Another, Any

February 18th, 2018 in English Learning

Already and all ready

Already is an adverb of time. It means ‘sooner than expected’. All ready means all + ready.

  • She has already arrived.
  • I have already sent the report.

All, Whole And Every

February 9th, 2018 in English Learning

All and all of

Before a noun with a determiner (e.g. articles, possessives and demonstratives), all and all of are both possible.

  • All my friends like music. OR All of my friends like music.

Common Animal Idioms In English

February 6th, 2018 in English Learning

Idioms are common in both speech and writing. Although you do not have to learn all the idioms in English, you must be familiar with the most common ones.

Subject And Object Complement

February 2nd, 2018 in English Learning

Some intransitive verbs require a word or phrase to complete the predicate and make sense of the sentence. Such verbs are called verbs of incomplete predication. Examples are: is, am, are, was, were, become, look, seem, appear, taste, smell, grow, turn etc.

Prepositions Exercise

February 1st, 2018 in English Learning

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate preposition.

Transitive And Intransitive Verbs

January 21st, 2018 in English Learning

Read the following sentences.

  • Ann heard a loud noise.
  • Ann ran.

In the first sentence, the verb heard has an object (a loud noise), whereas in the second sentence the verb ran has no object.