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Yes, I mean you should use 'or' (not 'and') after a negative verb, for example, you say "I don't like football or basketball.", not "I don't like football and basketbll." - that is, 'or' means 'and not' here.
It's not uncommon for a learner to use 'and' in place of 'or' in a situation like that - I know they are trying to say they don't like both of them: both football and basketball.
It may have something to do with the…Continue
Dear friends! I will tell you about these problematic adjectives and how to use them correctly. We use them differently with/as singular and plural nouns. Besides, these adjectives can be used as nouns, both singular and plural.
Finally, i and my wife has been defeated by our both children that to fulfilled one of them wish. is buy three goldfishes for them.
i wouldn't like to buy a goldfish for children just because of it's hard to keeping these delicately small species alive more than a while when kids got them.
when we got home, children more than delight and changing the fresh water for these little honey in glass pot and around it to talking with goldfish, by then, fishes and human beings get on…Continue
TOO has three different uses. We use TOO only in affirmative sentences and questions without negation and separate it with coma(s).
1. Before an adjective or an adverb it means excessively, to a higher degree…Continue
Yes, 'tip' means 'advice'. From now on, I'll try to give you some tips on English usage - every week or every month or whenever I feel like giving such a tip.
The tips aren't really blog challenges, though you can write a blog on any tip I give you - sure, I'll try to correct you If you write such a blog.
I hope you'll agree it's a good idea for me to give you such a tip often. You could also consult a dictionary or a native English teacher if you're not sure…Continue
Hi, my dear friends! You all write many emotional blogs and comments here and often use these words, but you often use them incorrectly. So, I will give you some simple explanations so that you will not make such mistakes in the future.
SO is used before an…Continue
It's important to practice regularly if we want to improve our English skills. Some of us may think it's an easy task, but actually it's a long and gradual process and takes a lot of effort, time and…Continue
It's not so difficult to really learn how to distinguish between it's and its. It's just an issue of paying attention and remember a few pieces of information about "it's" and "its".
Let me tell you first a bit about it's.…Continue
Are you familiar with the personal pronoun it? I hope so. Then, don't confuse it's with its.
Yes, it's is a shortened form of 'it is' or 'it has' (a contraction), while its is the possesive of it.
It may not be that easy to use them correctly, though - it's said that even native speakers confuse them.
The possessive form of a noun has apostrope s ('s) added to it,…Continue
My dear friends! I am unsure of being able to spend much time here tomorrow, so, I am posting this blog today so that you will be able to game here since the moment as we have already got August winners. I propose to start each month with ROUND 1 for us not to deal with multiplace numbers.…Continue
To blow away - to impress: to shoot a person to death.
To blow down - if something is blown down it has been brought down by the wind (speaking about some heavy objects…Continue
Yes, I mean 'top members', not 'star members'. Just as you know, it's hard to choose the monthly star members, especially when we're trying to choose someone who's never been chosen as a star member.
The thing is some of the star members may not have been aware they were star members because they didn't visit MyEC much - they were't really active members and other members didn't think they deserved it. That's to say, some of the star members are controversial.
My friends! Today I will tell you when and how to use the gerund correctly. The gerund is a part of speech combining the features of a noun and a verb. In the direct sense of the word, it is a noun from the front and a verb from behind. It means that we may use some prepositions and possessive pronouns before…Continue
Yes, the 2016 Rio Olympics are over. The United States and the United Kingdom, both of which speak English, have won the most gold medals.
The US is almost always at the top of the Olympic medal counts - the Rio Olympics is no exception. To my surprise, the UK is number two on the list, not China or Russia or Germany.
So, English wins - maybe because both of them speak English.…Continue
My friends! I have decided to post a series of blogs dedicated to the phrasal verbs. You see, most of the phrasal verbs are not idioms at all, they are just combinations of a verb and an appropriate preposition. Today I will tell you about the phrasal verbs with OFF and UP. First of all, you should realize what…Continue
This is on the motivation of Tanya's writing challenge.
This is also in response to Expector's writing challenge, because it pertains the reported as well as direct narration.
The twilight was in the offing, (it had already started getting dark), when I started driving to the beach. I moved towards the rock where I was used to sitting. No, I do not get scared if the…Continue
Hi, my dear friends! I was out for some time, but I am back and would like to propose you one more easy challenge for you to warm up a little. In this challenge, you should write a short story (very short as I am still very busy) using both or any of the given…Continue
My friend Anju and I were standing in line to book tickets for a movie. It was getting longer than we expected and Anju was getting annoyed.
She told me that she would go to the inquiry desk and ask why they hadn't opened the office yet. …Continue