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 ››
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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 ››
Welcome to the Midwest! We (at Learn English For College) are based out of this area of the United States and it is a lovely place. However, I have heard people from other countries and areas of my own country refer to it as the Fly Over Zone. For... Read More ››
Have you ever been in an American grocery store and seen the check-out line for people with only a few items? Often, there will be a sign that reads, “10 items or less”. Do you know why this is incorrect and what it should say? People often misuse the... Read More ››