A lazy wolf’s English notebook

 

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Like many members on this forum, I’m neither a teacher of English nor a native, and not living in an English speaking country as well. Here, sharing some knowledge that I learned by chance from some books and websites.
I am happy if any one finds any of these information useful.


   1. Every day or Everyday?

       Both are different!

       I don’t want you to come here everyday. [Incorrect]
       I see him everyday. [Incorrect]

       Every day- Means, each day.

                           E.g., I visit myEC every day.
                                   Do you chat with her every day?

        Everyday - It’s an adjective, comes before a noun.
                           Meaning- ordinary, typical, or usual.

                           E.g., Plates and dishes for everyday use.
                                   Street-fights are an everyday occurrence in this area of the city.

                           Everyday life, everyday use, everyday dress, everyday experience etc.

  2. Can not or Cannot?

      Is not, was not, do not, will not, could not etc. are all correct.
      But, 'cannot' is a one word.

      Other examples:
      Goodbye, Schoolteacher, housewife, homework, housework, newspaper.

  3. Maybe or may be?

      ‘May be’ is a verb phrase like ‘can be’, ‘could be’, ‘must be’, ‘will be’ etc.

                          E.g., There may be a strike this week.
                                   The manager may be unhappy with his performance.

      ‘Maybe’ is an adverb. Maybe = Perhaps.

                          E.g.,  Maybe you are right. [ Perhaps you are right]
                                   Maybe she will come with you.
                                  ‘Are you going to sell your house?’ ‘Maybe.’

  4. My dearest husband/wife!

       Beware if your spouse address you like this! :)
       No grammatical errors. But, see the logic.

                          Sunny is a clever student.                                           [ Positive Degree- clever- one boy]
                          Sunny is cleverer than Ren.                                           [ Comparative Degree- cleverer- comparing two]
                          Sunny is the cleverest student in the class.                [ Superlative Degree- cleverest- comparing three or more]

       So, dear wife       [only one is there].
              Dearer wife   [Two are there].
              Dearest wife [Three or more are there]. 

       Means, the spouse can use the word 'dearest' only if they have three (or more) wives/husbands. You are the dearest among all their wives/husbands!

       See you….. :)

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Comments

  • Wolf, YOu have done a great job. I love your style of presentation. Keep goin. Happy to learn those points.

    With best wishes

    • Thank you very much, Gatsby! :)

  • Good job, Wolf!

    I agree with SNR...the last ones are great!

    • Thank you, Ma'am! :)

  • Hey Wolf,

    The last one was awesome. It made me laugh. 

    Thank you so much for sharing such an informative and useful blog. 

    Hope to see you around. :)

     

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  • Last one is ......lol

    Happy to see you have written a useful blog.

    ..

    • Thank you for reading this blog.

  • thank you

    • You are welcome :)

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