Miscellaneous Tips


on or in the tree

21

Oct 2015

How to use prepositions correctly like at in on in a sentence

Prepositions are very critical and have to be used very carefully to convey the right meaning. There are many English learners who really get confused in using the preposition. In this post I would like to concentrate on the use of on, in and at in relation to a bird and a tree There is nothing wrong in saying that a bird is sitting in...

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forgo vs forego

20

Oct 2015

What Is The Difference In Meaning Between Forgo And Forego

There are so many words in English language that has baffled many of the learners of this language. The words sound so similar and there are minute differences in their spelling that is sometimes very difficult to tell the difference. The words though sounds the same, the words forgo and forego has different meanings. You can classify them as homophones. Today in this post of...

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use of relative pronoun for joinging

18

Oct 2015

How You Can Join Two Clauses By Using A Relative Pronoun?

A complex sentence has two clauses. One is the main clause and the other dependent clause.  You can change a simple sentence into a complex sentence just by expanding an adjective or adjective phrase into an adjective clause. What is an adjective? Adjectives are words which tell something about a noun.  Words like big, small, tall, good, smart, foolish are adjectives. Do you know how...

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sole vs soul

13

Oct 2015

Sole vs Soul- Know How to Use Each of Them Correctly Always

The two words sole and soul are homophones. They sound the same but have different spelling and different meaning. Many of the learners of English often get confused while using these set of two words. Let us have a look at the difference in the meaning and their usage The word sole can be used as a noun and can mean the underside of the...

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adverse vs averse

12

Oct 2015

How To Make Out The Difference Between Adverse And Averse

Both the words adverse and averse are adjectives and are often confusing to the English language learners. The word adverse refers to an unfavorable, contrary or hostile situation. Mostly it is used in reference to in referring to weather conditions like adverse weather conditions. It is advisable to use this phrase rather than using “bad weather” Averse refers to someone who is unwilling or disinclined...

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transitive and intransitive verb

11

Oct 2015

Transitive and Intransitive verbs- How Are They Different

Look at the following sentences- The boy kicked the ball. The dog barks What is the difference between the two verbs in the sentences above?  If we look carefully we find the use of the verbs followed by an object in the first one and in the second one there is no object. So it can be said that a verb which requires an object...

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bitter pill to swallow

09

Oct 2015

What Do You Mean By The Expression-bitter pill to swallow?

Did you find difficulty in swallowing a medicine because of its bitter taste? Perhaps so .The bad taste makes it difficult to swallow. But the expression “bitter pill to swallow” in English language means a difficult fact which is really hard to accept under the situation. Examples- It was a bitter pill for Jack to swallow when he came to know that he will no...

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need and its uses

04

Oct 2015

Learn How To Use “Need” Correctly To Improve Your English

The word need can be used both as a principal and as an auxiliary verb. When it is used as a principal verb, the word need is used having the meaning require and is followed by an infinitive- to. The word has two forms needs which is used in the present tense with third person singular. In the past tense we use it in the...

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uses of superlative

30

Sep 2015

How To Use Superlative And Make Your Language Effective

What is a Superlative? In English grammar, a superlative is a form of adjective or adverb that suggests the highest order or the intense degree of a quality surpassing all others. For instance, when you illustrate three tall people, Tom, Peter and John, you would possibly say- Tom is tall boy where ‘tall’ is fundamentally an adjective. “Peter is taller than Tom” where taller is...

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metaphor vs simile

28

Sep 2015

What Is The Difference Between Metaphor and Simile?

The two words Metaphor and Simile are bit confusing for many of the learners of English language. It appears to be similar in nature but there is a difference. You may have to scratch your head to understand the basic difference between the two. But once it goes into your head you will understand that there is a difference between the two figures of speech....

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nonverbal communication and its types

25

Sep 2015

What Is Nonverbal Communication? Identify The Diverse Types

What Is Non-verbal Communication Nonverbal Communication has been outlined as communication with no words. Non-verbal communications symbolize facial features, the tone and pitch of the voice, gestures displayed through visual communication (kinesics) and also the physical distance between the According to specialists, a considerable portion of our communication is nonverbal. Every day, we have a tendency to reply to thousands on nonverbal cues and behaviors...

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loose or lose

11

Sep 2015

How To Grasp The Difference In Use between Loose and Lose

There are a lot of English learners who often confuse between lose and loose. But writing loose when to write lose would give a meaningless sentence. Loose is an adjective. The opposite of loose is tight. Example- My trousers are loose. Your shoes are loose and so I cannot walk fast. All my clothes are loose. I have lost weight after a few training sessions....

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bare or bear

08

Sep 2015

Bare vs Bear- How To Use the Similar Sounding Words Correctly

The word bare and bear sounds confusing to many and so find themselves in an uncomfortable position while using them in conversation or writing. Let us have a look at these two confusing words. The word bare means naked or which does not have clothing. It is used as an adjective. Examples- You should not walk bare foot. In earlier times the athletes used to run...

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moral or morale

08

Sep 2015

Moral vs Morale

MORAL– The word Moral can be used as a Noun or an Adjective. It can also be used to illustrate a type of story that conveys how one should or should not conduct. The word is so concerned with the basics of right or wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character. Example- The moral of the story is, honesty is the best policy.(...

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