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…
Just when you finally think you understand English grammar and all the different tenses, you discover irregular verbs.
Over 180 English verbs are called irregular verbs, and they break all the rules.
Most words in the English language …
“How now, brown cow?”
Do you notice anything interesting about that silly question?
That’s right—all the words have the same “ow” sound.
Practicing that sentence is just one of many ways to learn English vowel sounds!
When you want to read a book in English, it can be hard to know where to start.
There are millions of books for you to choose from!
Which books should you try reading?
Why not start with …
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…
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!” →
You can read about the Rim Fire in California here. The article is long, but it’s not difficult. Possibly Related Content:? An Early Spring Walk Wildflowers Take a Peek at the San Francisco Bay Area…Present Tense A Friend’s Christmas Day
I’ve made a Tumblr for English vocabulary. Mostly, I’ll post English words and phrases that have been changed when they are used in other languages. There won’t be a lot of writing. You can look at the word and look at the photo to see what the words means in standard (American) English. I hope … Continue reading OMG English! →
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