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[Sorry, focus failed, chocolate keyboard :D] I've tried to visit MyEC using UC browser and Chrome on the phone but failed to write blogs or comments just like from PC/notebook. I found the same menu only in Dolphin…Continue
Geez... How is that the blog section is so full of spam/advertising stuff lately?
Not to mention how fast is dropping the activity here...…Continue
Yes, I mean we should try to write at least one blog each week - the more the better, though.
It makes sense because only when you write can you know you still need to make an effort to learn English - chances are, you'll still make mistakes when writing in English. It may seem there is nothing more to learn when you don't write.
Why not write one right now while you're still here or still hanging out on MyEC? I assume you may have run out of…Continue
Yes, 'but' can be followed by an infinitive without 'to', when 'but' means 'except', for example, 'We did nothing but read the book', or 'There is nothing to do but take a rest'.
You can say 'I can't (help) but laugh', instead of 'I can't help laughing'.
However, 'no choice/alternative' can be followed by the 'to'-infinitive, so you say 'I have no choice but to quit'.
You need to use the 'to'-infinitive…Continue
Yes, Tara is no longer the administrator of MyEC, but she never really leaves MyEC. Did you notice 'English Club Latest'? Yes, that's where you can 'Listen to News'!
I've noticed so many members here mentioned Tara in their blogs, which may imply they still miss her. They have reason to do so. Tara is a great teacher - we have learned a lot from and…Continue
MyEnglishClub I feel the word My with a great extent of truth of being this site as My place. And I know you people feel the same way. But still let’s recall why we love MyEC
Almost every member here was googling for “an English learning site” when they found MyEC. Yes it was the interest and eagerness, for some even love, to learn English language that brought all of us to this small friendly island of English Learners on the ocean of internet. So, do not forget you met all…Continue
Learning a new language is an art.We have so many languages in the world.Each and every language has its own unique nature and importance.Sure we are fluent in our native language.We can mould and alter the words and sentences in any way since we aware of our native language well.But English is an international language that everyone must know and communicate with different kinds of people.
Suppose, If a learner is studying a new language. The person needs motivation…Continue
Yes, I have noticed some of our active members have left MyEC. The thing is their English still needs improving; that is, they quit too early.
Our members have reason to leave or stay. Some members may have left just because they tired of learning English here. It can be so frustrating when you find your English hasn't improved so much as you may have expected. It takes a lot of time and effort to master English, though - having learned English a long time doesn't mean you have a…Continue
Well this is my first blog here... I already started write blogs since 2012 but I had no courage to publish and let people read it. But now, I find my self enjoy to write and publish it (I would love it if you correct the grammar/vocab). Frankly, I never want to let everybody knows this story but I need your perspective to help me open my mind :)
Love is something that will never run out for discussion. Even the famous people will raise the theme of love for their creation (song,…Continue
My friends, I decided to post this blog to explain how to use so called inclusives as the sentence with one of them causes a lot of problems on my current test. I came across such mistakes in many blogs and it is time to tell you about such constructions.
The expressions not only ... but also, both ... and, and as well as mean in addition to. Like entities must be used together (noun with noun, adjective with adjective, etc.). All forms must be parallel.…Continue
Yes, I mean you could try guessing the meaning of a word that is unfamiliar to you. In fact, that is one of the reading skills. That is, you can try to understand what a sentence or paragraph means without looking up the unfamiliar words in the dictionary.
Try guessing the meaning of the words highlighted in bold:
1. 'The patient's care may be jeopardized, and the patient may be harmed.'
2. 'The health professional has a right to financial…Continue
My friends, I hope you have had some rest from my grammar tests. So, I am back with my next grammar task for you not to relax completely. This time I have decided to add some Subjunctive and inversion. Please, be attentive as this test is not a piece of cake. You know my mistakes are unpredictable and there are a…Continue
Well, well. Now that you have been learning English for a long time and you can speak English fluently, what would you do next?
I would say, my dear, go for eloquence.
Is the word new to you?
Yes, then let me introduce you to the charming skill of English language, Eloquence.
Eloquence is adding charm to the speaking skills.
Have you ever heard Barak Obama addressing a crowd or talking with a person and you feel the charm in his way of talking, his word…Continue
Yes, it makes sense to know sentence structure since a blog or an article is made of sentences - only when you can make sentences can you compose a piece of writing.
Indeed, there are just 4 types of sentences: simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence. For…Continue
My dear friends, I do know many of you live in the tropical zone and have seen different seasons on TV only. But just imagine that nature goes to sleep for a few months. There is no greenness, no flowers, no bird singing. There are just naked trees and snowdrifts all around. Nature is resting…Continue
Yes, I'm going to talk about 'the passive of perfective verbs'.
The passive or passive voice is formed with the different tenses of 'be' and the past particle of a verb, for example, we can say 'My bike was stolen'. You may wonder if you can say 'My bike is stolen'?
Good question! My answer is yes. If you use the past tense 'was', you're emphasizing the action - you mean your bike was stolen by someone, yesterday or any day in the past. When…Continue
Yes, it's good news for those who have problems adding comments or new blog posts.
I take my hat off to Josef and his technical team, who managed to find what was wrong with the adding and to solve the problem.
Try adding a comment or a new blog post to see if it works for you too!
Well, my last challenge was just a joke as it was posted on Fool's Day and only a few people decided to tell us something humorous and funny. However, most of their jokes and pranks were really good. Here are my special thanks to Rose and Bet who posted very funny…Continue