Category Archives: Grammar

Song with Present Tenses for Opinions and Beliefs

We can use Present Simple Tense to talk about how we feel, what we believe in, and what we think about how we live in the 21st century. We use Present Continuous Tense to explain or describe what is happening … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #1

 What is a sentence? There are three necessary parts to a sentence: SUBJECT (noun or pronoun) & VERB (finite) & the sentence must also have MEANING. SUBJECT: There are several ways to make a subject, but for now, let’s look at the following: … Continue reading

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Improve your English with a fun song: Old Town Road

Have you heard the song, Old Town Road, by Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X? It’s a mix of American Country and Hip Hop style. While native English speakers are generally used to country-style lyrics, they can be quite … Continue reading

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Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing #2

Today, I’m going to highlight more mistakes that ruin your writing. First, check out  Spelling Mistakes that Ruin your Writing #1 These spelling mistakes are also serious because they indicate grammar issues.  Let’s have a look at the problem words:    … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #1

      The English language is full of Noun Clauses. A Noun Clause is made up of a group of words with a Noun and a Verb. A Noun is the name of a person, animal, place, thing, (or state;  for example: happiness, excitement). … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #5 Adjectives & Adverbs; Nine Parts of Speech

There are nine parts of speech in English: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, articles, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. This means that every word in an English sentence belongs to one of the nine parts (or groups). Remember that words can … Continue reading

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A Song containing Relative Clauses: #2

Shania Twain sings a song called “You’re Still The One” which has several Relative Clauses in the chorus. (See also Shakira, and One Republic.) Links below: one link is the official music video, and the other link has lyrics only, … Continue reading

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English Inversion #2: Question Tags

How do you say something or make a statement in your language? What is the word order: which word do you say first, second, third, etc? Here are two examples of common English word order:   ♦Melania Trump was born in … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time!!

It’s time for Christmas Carols! Carols is the name we give to Christmas songs, especially religious Christmas songs.  For many people, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. For others, it is simply a festive time to … Continue reading

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Reflexive Pronouns ∼ Easier than You Think!

Do you think that Reflexive Pronouns are confusing? If so, read on. The good news is that they are limited in number and limited in use. We only use Reflexive Pronouns to reflect back on someone or something, just like a … Continue reading

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