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Covid in English

COVID 19 In English

These are strange times indeed. The disruption the world has experienced in the past 2 years has been unprecedented. I was reading an article the other day and as I was perusing the now-familiar words such as R-rate and infection curves. The words still seem slightly strange to me even as an English speaker. It Read more

Phrasal verbs in the news – 5 at 5

Hello good people, for today’s 5 at 5, I would like to put some context into the slightly confusing words or themes in the news around the word today. My focus today would be on phrasal verbs. When you are done you can check out my list of phrasal verbs. I think it will be Read more

27 Most Common English Errors You Should Avoid Making

  Introduction One of the inevitable parts of learning a new language such as English is making mistake or errors. While you may feel a little embarrassed, that is okay – making a mistake and recognizing it means that you can learn from it to improve your skills. Every person that has ever learned another Read more

Like or as

LIKE OR AS: WHICH TO USE AND WHEN

Do you often get confused about using ‘like’ or ‘as’ in a sentence? Are they the same? Can they be used interchangeably? What are their rules and functions? These words are frequently used in the English language. They specify essential meanings and play different roles. Effectively using ‘like’ or ‘as’ in your speech efficiently requires a knowledge of Read more

superlatives

Superlatives

What Are Superlatives? I climbed the tallest mountain. I have the hottest drink. This is the most important thing. We use superlatives when we compare 3 or more things and want to express the highest or lowest degree of an adjective. You can recognize them when we see “-st” at the end of a word Read more