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“Go” and its prepositions and articles

29 Dec

To say that you’re going somewhere can be complicated in English. For example, we say: “go home” (no prepositions and articles), but “go to school” (preposition but no article), or “go to the supermarket” (preposition and article).

This chart shows typical examples of using GO correctly:

go-and-how-to-use-it-correctly-with-prepositions-and-articles

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Saying HOW MUCH of something

27 Nov

In English, how do we say HOW MUCH of something we have? How do we measure things like chocolate, coffee or bread, for example?

This chart by vocabularypage.com shows some common ways of expressing quantities, or how much:

measure-words

Compound Adjectives

29 Jan

Today someone asked me about a compound adjective, so I thought I’d share this picture with you:

compound adjectives

How to use “there is” and “there are”

24 Aug

When we want to say that something exists, or that something is present here right now, we usually use the phrase “there is/are”.

If we want to ask whether something exists, or is here, we use the question “Is there …?” or “Are there …?”

there IS and ARE

“SO” to show agreement

8 Aug

Would you like a new car? So would I.

Do you have plans for the weekend? So do I.

These are examples of how we can use “SO” to show that we agree with something, or that we are in the same situation. Here is a more complete explanation:

SO to show agreement

SAY, TELL or ASK?

11 May

When do you use SAY, TELL and ASK? Here is a quick guide:

say tell ask

Also check our earlier post about SAY and TELL in “reported speech”.

Plurals for words ending in Y

1 May

When a word ends in “-y”, how do you form the plural? Here is a simple rule:

plurals for words ending in y

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