Guide to Tag Questions in English
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Guide to Tag Questions in English

Guide to Tag Questions in English What is a tag question? A tag question is a short question at the end of a statement. In English, we use them to confirm that something is true (or untrue) or to encourage a response from the person we are speaking with. Here is an example of a...

SO DO I vs. ME TOO
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SO DO I vs. ME TOO

English learners are often confused about when to use SO DO I and when to use ME TOO. Do you know the difference between SO DO I and ME TOO, and when to use them? Read on! SO DO I vs. ME TOO Both SO DO I and ME TOO are used as a response...

5 Common English Grammar Mistakes
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5 Common English Grammar Mistakes

When learning English, it is possible that you will make these 5 common English grammar mistakes. Learn what you are doing wrong and how to break these habits! The 5 common English grammar mistakes we will focus on are: Subject/verb agreement with he/she/it Singular and plural nouns Overusing modals Forgetting the simple future Misusing the...

Fewer vs. Less in English
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Fewer vs. Less in English

English learners and native English speakers have problems with the words “fewer and less.” Fewer and less are the opposite of more: it is confusing to have TWO words as the opposite of another word! Fewer vs. Less in English How are “fewer” and “less” different? The rules for fewer vs. less in English are...

Grammar Lesson of the Month: Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs
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Grammar Lesson of the Month: Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs

Do you know the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs? Understanding the difference will improve your English speech and writing. Grammar Lesson of the Month: Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs Types of Transitive Verbs Transitive verbs use an object. The object can be a noun, a phrase, or a pronoun. Transitive verb with a noun A...

“SO” + Adverbs and Adjectives (+ Things that are “SO” San Diego)
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“SO” + Adverbs and Adjectives (+ Things that are “SO” San Diego)

In the English language, we use the word “so” in several different ways. Each way allows us to speak with more emphasis; some uses of the word “so”  are more typically “Southern Californian” than others. Learn the most common ways of using the word “so” here! “SO” + Adverbs and Adjectives (and Things that are...

5 Fall Activities to Enjoy as an ESL Student in the U.S.
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5 Fall Activities to Enjoy as an ESL Student in the U.S.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  -L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables Are you studying English in the United States during the fall? You are in for a treat!* Enjoy some of these American fall traditions! *in for a treat: an expression meaning you will experience something...

Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English
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Common Irregular Plural Nouns in English

Do you know the difference between plural and singular nouns (and which plural nouns in English are irregular)? Read on to find out! Making singular nouns plural Most singular nouns in English are easy to make plural: simply add an “-s.” One dog Two dogs One bottle Five bottles For nouns that end in s,...

English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital
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English Capitalization Rules + A Trip to Sacramento, California’s Capital

Do you know the basic English capitalization rules? Stick with these simple guidelines and you will understand the majority of the times that we capitalize something in English. Basic English Capitalization Rules The first letter of the first word of a sentence This basic rule is something we always follow in English. The thing I...

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Prepositions of Time (AT, IN, ON) in English

Prepositions can be difficult for English language learners. One way to practice them is to learn them in stages: for example, learn English prepositions of location, then learn prepositions of time. Read on to learn about the prepositions of time AT, IN, and ON. Prepositions of Time (AT, IN, ON) in English AT We use...