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Gradable & Non-Gradable Adjective

Gradable & Non-Gradable Adjective

By Ed Tyrrell / 2 December 2020

Why is it OK to say VERY cold, but not VERY freezing?

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Do we really pronounce them the same way?

Do we really pronounce them the same way?

By Suzanne Pilch / 25 September 2020

Homophones

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14 September 2020

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

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!

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?

The Present Simple & Continuous: the heart of English?

By Ed Tyrrell / 6 October 2017

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!

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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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