English has contractions, which are shorter forms of more than one word. For example, a common contraction is I’m. This is short for I am. Contractions are very common in English, and we use them a lot when speaking. One of the problems I hear when my students are... Read More ››
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Here are five things I have heard students say they wish they would have known before coming to study in the United States. 1. You have to do well in your classes at university. If you don’t go to class, don’t study, and end up getting bad grades, the... Read More ››
You may have seen a few pictures from my trip to South Korea on Facebook recently. I have added a few here, too. It was my first time to go anywhere in Asia, and it was such a wonderful country! I think the people were some of the nicest... Read More ››
I’m going to share a pet peeve with you. What’s a pet peeve? Something that bothers you a lot, or drives you crazy. Something that I hear quite often, and which is not great English, is the constant use of the words “like” and “you know” as filler words.... Read More ››
Do you know what’s wrong with these sentences? 1. He didn’t tell nobody about his English class. 2. There weren’t no books in the classroom. If you said they have double negatives, you are correct! In many languages, such as Spanish, using double negatives is grammatically acceptable. However, in... Read More ››