It should be simple to use ‘would like’ but this is taught and checked so badly that many students can’t use it accurately. In this post I’ll use the contracted form ”d like’ because this causes most of the errors I encounter.
This was originally a reply to a post on Google Plus but I thought it would also be useful for everyone. Using ‘other’ is difficult for some people because of the level of specificity (knowing if something is special to the topic of conversation) much like ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’. Here are the basic uses. … [Read more…]
A lot of students have problems using articles, the short words a, an and the. Remember: A/an means one single thing The means one particular thing or some particular things/stuff or things we know and are talking about (or sometimes about animal or plant species. No article means any things/ stuff. A and an are … [Read more…]