Here is a guide to using the verbs write, draw, sketch and paint which are commonly confused.
‘Almost’ is a tough adverb to use. It describes similarity or quantities. However, it is often confused with ‘almost all’ and ‘almost everyone’.
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.
In English, when you are not 100% sure of something, use ‘I don’t think’ rather than ‘I think ~ isn’t’. Wrong I think it won’t rain. I think he is not my type. I think that when I get home my mother won’t be at home. I think they can’t handle it. Correct I don’t … [Read more…]
These are some words that students often find confusing. I hope this post helps you to tell the difference. If you have any other ideas, leave a comment. Hard / Hardly Hard (adverb)
A lot of false shortcuts are taught to English students. Lots of words and phrases are said to be “the same” because it is quicker to teach them to beginning and intermediate learners without explaining them. ‘Even if’ and ‘even though’ are not the same but teachers often say they are. In this first example, … [Read more…]
The words ‘see’, ‘look’ and ‘watch’ are often confused by students of English because they are so similar. Here are a few examples of each one to help you out. See Used for ‘meet’: I’ll see you tomorrow. Instead of ‘meet’ for animals: I saw a nice dog on my walk. Used to mean … [Read more…]