Use no apostrophe in personal, relative, or interrogative pronoun possessives. (Words like its, hers, his, ours, yours, theirs, and whose) Example: This book must be yours. Whose is it?Instructions: Supply the apostrophes to make the possessives in the…
An indirect object is really a prepositional phrase in which the preposition to or for is not stated but understood. It tells to whom or for whom something is done. The indirect object always comes between the verb and the direct object. Example: She g…
We the People “We the People…”. These are some of the most powerful words ever written in history. They are the first words of the US Constitution. For Americans, the words mean that we have a democracy – a government that is made by the citizens for all the people of the United States. Our […]
by YULIYAGEIKHMAN 14 Must-visit Websites to Learn English Grammar Online Why is grammar important? Just take a look at the cover of this magazine about celebrity Rachael Ray. The texts says: “Rachael Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog” Of course, what the sentence is supposed to mean is that Rachael finds inspiration in her […]
Adverbs are words that modify (1) verbs, (2) adjectives, and (3) other adverbs. They tell how (manner), when (time), where(place), how much (degree), and why (cause). Why is a common one-word adverb that tells why. Adverbs that tell us how, when, where…
Place question marks and exclamation points inside quotation marks if they are part of the quotation. Place question marks and exclamation points outside the quotation marks if they pertain to more than the quotation.Examples: Jim asked, “Where are you…
The King of Blues, guitarist and singer BB King, died. He was 89 years old.
He influenced a generation of rock guitarists and was one of the world’s best guitarists. King performed in at least a hundred concerts a year.
Recently, he had an illness and people took him to hospital. Earlier this month, he said on Facebook that he was in hospice care at home. He died in his sleep in Las Vegas.
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Difficult words: influence (to change something or to inspire somebody), hospice care (care for people who are going to die soon).
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WEIRD AL: TACKY music video (I’m sorry — I can’t put the video in my post. Please click to go watch it.) You’ve seen Pharrell’s video “Happy,” right? This video is a parody video. In other words, it’s almost the same song, but it has funny new words. The musician is “Weird Al” Yankovic. He was … Continue reading Tacky →
Some people say that Americans say “thanks” or “thank you” too much. It’s true that we say it a lot. (If you don’t, you may sound rude.) Today I went to a cafe for breakfast. I said “thanks” so many times that I started to think “This is weird!” Cafe worker: “Here’s your membership card … Continue reading “Thanks!” →
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