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Absolutely Good

By Ed Tyrrell / 21 March 2018

Why can't we use 'very' with huge or 'absolutely' with good?

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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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6 October 2017

Wild Wednesdays

"Here’s a nice little game for Wednesday!"

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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Looking Forward

By Ed Tyrrell / 28 September 2017

I’ll see him – I’m going to see him – I’m seeing him – I will have seen him…The future tenses in English can be daunting. There are 7 ‘official’ future tenses and “a whole host” (nice quantifying expression – it means ‘a lot of’) of other verbs and expressions that we use in a variety of different situations.

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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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A quick look around the office…

A quick look around the office…

By Ed Tyrrell / 26 September 2017

Sometimes, it’s the easy things that are difficult. We spend a lot of time working to understand and memorize grammar in order to be able to communicate various ideas. But what happens when you are in the office and you need one of these:

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