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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.
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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.

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.