The adverbs ‘still’ and ‘yet’ are similar in some cases but also very different. For Japanese learners of English they can translate to the same word, and this can cause difficulty. You’re still here? You haven’t given up yet? Read on.
The adverbs ‘absolutely’ and ‘exactly’ can sometimes be used in the same way but they do have different meanings; they are not exactly the same. Read on to find out how to use them.
When you have to say something that needs to be in order you need to sequence your ideas. This can be done with the past, present and future. There are two main ways to do it: numbering your steps or without numbers.
‘Almost’ is a tough adverb to use. It describes similarity or quantities. However, it is often confused with ‘almost all’ and ‘almost everyone’.
This week’s podcast is about daily routines. Remember, adverbs of frequency (always, sometimes, usually, never) go before the verb. I always wake up at half-past six. Adverbial phrases go at the end of the clause. I go running three times a week. 20140723_routine.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for … [Read more…]
Using the adverbs ‘just’, ‘only’ and ‘only just’ is just one of the troubles you face when using English. Just ‘Just’ indicates a limit or exclusion. In this case it can be replaced by ‘only’. “I just invited you, not the others.” It can indicate an action has taken place in the moment being talked … [Read more…]
The word very is overused, as I mentioned previously. There are so many other intensifiers (adverbs to make adjectives and verbs stronger) and mitigators (adverbs to make adjectives and verbs weaker) that can make your English sound far more interesting. You are not a boring person in your native language, so don’t sound boring in … [Read more…]
I believe music is a very important way to study English. You can remember sentences from simple songs. Here are some adverbs of frequency in songs. Not all the songs are my favourites but they are useful. Always Sometimes Never