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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
Yes, I'm talking about 'participle clauses'. Don't confuse 'participle' with 'particle', though - participle is the form of a verb that ends with '-ed' or '-ing'.
Adjectival participle clauses are like relative clauses, for example, "Anyone trying to move the stone will get injured." (= Anyone who tries/is trying to move the stone will get injured.)
What I really want to convey, however, is that 'adjectival participle clauses can only be used…Continue
Yes, I mean you shouldn't use any other language here.
I know your first language is not English, and your first language or mother tongue may even be considered to be the most beautiful language in the world. Besides, you may be so good at it or you may think your language is so effective in expressing a complex or subtle thought. Nevertheless, don't be tempted to use it here on MyEC - since MyEC is a website created for you to learn or teach English.
If you can't write…Continue
Sorry I was absent so long from MyEC, but I can't add comments - I can see your blogs, but 'Cancel' appears if I try to leave a comment. Even Josef has no idea what's wrong with my account. That's driving me up the wall or I was banging my head against a brick wall.
Yes, I've just signed up with a new account. It seems I can add comments now under the new one - what a relief! You won't recognize how disappointed you are until you can't add comments…Continue
My friends, I have explained almost all I could. I will go on posting the explanatory blogs if somebody reads them. I have added some other constructions, but the idea is for you to lean something new. Again, you should concentrate on the nonfinite forms, but there are also other…Continue
Do you like psychology?
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.
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