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How to use THE most frequent English Word? Usage and Exceptions of THE

By Suzanne Pilch / 14 September 2020

Why is THE an interesting word to focus on?It divides the world we speak about into 'things we know and we suppose the others know as well' and 'new information'. If you understand the usage of 'THE', you will most likely find it easier to understand English native speakers as a whole. So, let's get down to it!

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Slang: it’s deadly!

By Ed Tyrrell / 18 March 2018

If you are a student of English who has visited an English speaking country, you have most likely gone home thinking that the books you have been using are missing a lot of information.

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The Present Simple & Continuous: the heart of English?
Ed Tyrrell Ed Tyrrell
6 October 2017

The Present Simple & Continuous: the heart of English?

These are two tenses we study from the very early stages of learning English. And there is good reason: if you master these tenses, the rest becomes a little easier!

Should it be -ing or inf?

By Ed Tyrrell / 6 October 2017

This is a large area of the English language, which consists of many lists that need to be memorized. Here, I have looked into one aspect in a simplified way. I hope it helps.

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To Be, or Being: that is the question!

To Be, or Being: that is the question!

By Ed Tyrrell / 28 September 2017

For quite some time now, I have been thinking about writing a post on Verb Patterns. Then, during a class on Friday morning I decided to do it this weekend. And I finally got round to doing it this morning! I have already touched on the subject briefly, you can read that post, and probably should as it contains an interesting idea, here.

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Adverbs

By Ed Tyrrell / 26 September 2017

This is a request for input.I have found teaching adverbs can be a tricky thing.

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The Passive Voice

By Ed Tyrrell / 26 September 2017

The Passive Voice is used in English when we describe an action that is done without including who or what does the action (the agent – often referred to as the subject) in the same sentence.

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