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Do you think, you know yourself the best or you may surprise or even shock yourself with some of your reactions? How do other people around you percieve you? What is your opinion on some of your EC friends? Can you…Continue
My friends, I am posting my regular grammar test as I usually do at the beginning of the weekend. If you are tired of my tests, just tell me, but I see you are learning and most of you started writing much better as I do read your blogs and comments on different discussions. So, let's go on…Continue
Today I will tell you about illogical comparisons and how to avoid this mistake.
An illogical comparison is one in which unlike entities have been compared.
Here are the examples of the illogical comparisons, they all are incorrect:
His drawings are as perfect as his instructor.
This blog is in particular dedicated to Luci mom, pleeaasee come back, you know this site is not worth without members like you. I know you are going to see this and ignore and probably think... ooooh, that annoying, irritating Eva, I feel like putting my hands around her neck and strangulate her... she is such a pain in the... eerrhmm, Minions but? - LoL.
Well, it is nothing much, after all I do…
Do you want to be popular??? Do you want to have fans and feel like a SUPERSTAR? If you are dying to become a famous Top EC Member, just read carefully and follow my few tips :-) Yeah...you are not dreaming, guys, I am here to make you Super Famous EC member Number 1!…Continue
Did you miss me? Don't tell me you didn't!! I even missed myself! XD
Okay, okay! no more jokes...…Continue
My friends, I said that test XIII would be the last on the intermediate level. I am not superstitious and I am used to keeping my word, so my next test is a little bit different. It is not that difficult, but it supposes you to know nonfinite verbs, usage of the modal auxiliaries in the past, the comparisons.…Continue
My friends, I’ve decided to post this blog to explain some places in my last tests. Let’s start with TO BE SORRY. I think you all know that TO BE SORRY can be followed either by the gerund or by the infinitive. However, meaning of a phrase will be different.
Yes, you say 'the whole of London', not 'the whole London'.
You should use 'the whole of', not 'the whole', before proper nouns and pronouns, for example, you say 'the whole of Europe', 'the whold of it', etc.
So, if you say 'I've eaten the whole cake', I may ask 'Have you really eaten the whole of it?' - not 'the whole it'.
You also use 'the whole of' before another determiner, such as 'my', 'this', 'the'. You say 'the whole of my life', 'the whole…Continue
Yes, 'EC' is the abbreviation for 'Englishclub', while 'MyEC' stands for 'myEnglishclub'.
I used to spend so much time learning English on EC until 'MyEC' was created by EC's founder Josef Essberger- I really enjoyed the time spent on EC, which is probably the best website to learn English.
I'd recommend EC's ESL Forums to you. Some of…Continue
My friends, here is one more intermediate test for you and this time, it will be the last. I have already explained almost all such mistakes. This test is the same as previous: the tenses, the voices, the articles, the prepositions, GO/COME, TAKE/BRING. Sure, there may be some other mistakes, so, just be attentive.…Continue
Yes, some words seem to be so hard to memorize - you may even wonder who on earth has created such a word or why they needed to create such a word.
It may help if you know the 'root' in a word, for example, it may help you memorize the word 'vocabulary' if you know the root 'vocabul' means 'word'. A lot of 'word roots' are Greek or Latin originated, which may seem alien or unfamiliar to you.
It may be so helpful if you can pronounce the word correctly. The…Continue
My dear learners, dear friends, I do hope it will be the last intermediate test so that we could move off this dead point. I have explained almost all about the tenses, the voices and many other moments and if you read my explanations attentively, you shouldn't fail in this test. As usual,…Continue
Recently I play game about 2 hours everyday.Three months ago,my friend introduce this mobile game to me .Some of my friends already have playing this game.The game can combine 5 people to make up a team,then fight the other team like the game”DOTA”.Playing one board game may takes 20 minutes .
IS mobile playing game good or not? It is controversial.
Sometimes I play mobile games when I am off work and have lot of free time.Also my friend invited me to team up when I am…Continue
here I am again bothering you with another idea - another Writing Challenge :p
I bet you all know that it is good to train and strengthen our brains, so please, turn on…Continue
My friends, here is my new intermediate test for you to master your knowledge. You may think it is more complicated than my previous intermediate tests, but it is not. The sentences are longer, but the grammar is the same. You know what to do, don't you?
We all want to be happy but unfortunately some people fail, give up, others just complain, however this all is about us, in fact our own attitude matters. We decide, we feel, we try, we succeed!
Just imagine a puzzle – this puzzle is your life and each piece of it is one moment of your life. There are so many…Continue
My friends, today I will tell you how to use the tenses correctly speaking about the past actions not related to the present and how to use them if some events were in the past, but some of them are taking place now or are expected in the future.
The Sequence of Tenses in a story about the past actions not related to the present.
The first thing you should remember is the following: if you write or say any…Continue
Yes, you may have failed to catch every words uttered by others. That doesn't mean your English is not so fluent - in fact, the speakers, not you, may have failed to clearly or correctly express what they were trying to convey.
You should let them repeat what they're trying to say if you can't understand what they're saying. What if they know they can't express themselves fluently but you seemd to have understood what was expressed wrong?
I told a patient that I didn't get…Continue