[Excerpt below taken from https://www.clarkandmiller.com/numbers-in-english-the-ultimate-guide/]
"Saying numbers in English can be tricky. In fact, some of the most advanced learners make mistakes saying numbers in English. A lot. But it’s important to get them right, right? We need numbers all the time.
We need numbers when we talk about money or how long that really boring film was or what the temperature is or the size of your new elephant factory. Numbers are everywhere! So let’s make you an expert in saying numbers in English!"
To continue reading about how to saying and read large numbers in English, please click on the following link: NUMBERS IN ENGLISH.
Here are some other links that you might find useful on this topic:
"How to Say Big Numbers"
"Saying Large Numbers in English"
"Writing and Saying Large Numbers"
[This excerpt comes from www.pitt.edu (see link below)]
First, the bad news. . .
There are billions of sentences out there that we might have to understand.
Next, the good news. . .
All sentences fall into just four categories.
To read more about these four types of sentences click on this link: SENTENCE TYPES.
To practice identifying the different types of sentences, click on the links below:
"Many languages have one form to speak about the future, but there are four ways of using the future tense in English! These can often cause some confusion, so here are brief and basic explanations of the most common uses for each one.
Which form of the future tense should you use?"To keep reading this article about the Future Tense, click HERE
Here are some more thoughts on the Future Tense (from FluentU):
"Consider this: right now, we’re in the present. In a minute, we will be in the future. You read those sentences, and now that is all in the past.
Crazy, right? Everything that has not happened yet is part of the future.
It might happen after a few seconds, a few years or even after hundreds and thousands of years. It is hard to think about things that will happen that far ahead…but it is very easy to talk about them.
Talking about the future makes it possible to make plans and predictions, create schedules and wonder what the weather will be like this weekend.
To speak about the future in English, you need to learn some important facts about the English future tense.
To read about 6 Surprising Facts About the English Future Tense, click HERE!
To practice using the Future Tense, click on the links below:
Future Tense Practice 1
Future Tense Practice 2
Future Tense Practice 3
As an English language learner, you have many goals. Some of those goals might involve education beyond high school or GED. In other words, you may desire to someday enroll in a college or university in order to receive some specific career training. There are many different types of institutions for higher learning, including public universities, private colleges, community colleges, and trade or technical schools.
Or, maybe you have no interest in attending college in the future, but you have children, teenagers perhaps, who are beginning to explore the idea of attending university or college after high school.
There are many choices that a student must face when considering higher education. One write puts it this way and then offers some ideas on what to think about. "While choosing a college can seem like a daunting task, there are ways to narrow the choices and make the decision-making process a little easier. Check out these 10 tips for choosing the best college for you."
To read over these tips, click on the this article: "10 Tips For Choosing a College."
[The excerpt below is from Grammarly.com.]
"A subordinating conjunction is a word or phrase that links a dependent clause to an independent clause. This word or phrase indicates that a clause has informative value to add to the sentence’s main idea, signaling a cause-and-effect relationship or a shift in time and place between the two clauses."
To read more about subordinating conjunctions and to see a list of them, click on the image below:
[This excerpt is taken from EnglishClub.com.]
"Grammar is the way we arrange words to make proper sentences. Word level grammar covers verbs and tenses, nouns, adverbs etc. Sentence level grammar covers phrases, clauses, reported speech etc."
To review the parts of speech click on this page: The English Club or click on the image below.
[The following excerpt comes from Grammarly.com. Link to the article appears below.]
"If you’re learning English, phrasal verbs may seem intimidating at first—but they become quite simple and useful when you learn to use them appropriately. A phrasal verb is just what it seems: a phrase consisting of a verb and one or more other sentence components, such as a preposition or an adverb.
What makes phrasal verbs tricky is that they are inherently idiomatic and cannot be easily understood by the individual words that make up the phrase. When you encounter phrasal verbs at work or out in the world, they can be difficult to contextualize. The best way to get comfortable with the many different phrasal verbs used in American English is to simply dive into—investigate—some of the most common ones."
To continue reading and to review some of the more common phrasal verbs used in English, click on the link below:
30 Common Phrasal Verbs
What is a fragment and why do I need to fix them?
A fragment is like a train without an engine. It may look kind of pretty just sitting there, but it doesn't work, and it won't take your reader anywhere. It will only frustrate him.
For example, if I walked into the room and said to you, "When I woke up this morning..."
You'd say, "So, what happened?" And if I didn't tell you more, you'd be probably be somewhat frustrated with me.
Fragments are incomplete thoughts. To read more about Fragments and how to fix them, click the following links:
[The excerpt below comes from Medium.com. The link to the rest of the article can be found at the bottom of this post.]
"Grammar is like a game. Some who are well-versed with the language learn grammar intuitively; some struggle with tenses, clauses, sentences, and so on. Below we put forward some effective ways to learn & improve English grammar.
1. Make a commitment
Learning English grammar needs a lot of motivation. Once you are ready to begin studying, stick by it until the end.
2. Keep a grammar book at your disposal
Keeping an English grammar book will allow you to revise what you have learnt in class, as well as force you to learn grammar as often as you can.
3. Utilize a grammar app
Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone. Make use of it. Download a dictionary app and a grammar app. You can use it while commuting or in your free time."
To read the rest of these tips, click on the following link:
12 Practical Tips for Learning and Improving English Grammar.
The following excerpt is from ELC Study Zone:
These three verbs are modal verbs.
Amanda should go to the doctor.
This shows that we think it is a good idea for Amanda to visit the doctor.
To learn about Modals for Advice and to practice using them correctly, click on the following links:
Modals for Advice Practice Exercises 1
Modals for Advice Practice Exercises 2
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.