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Present Perfect Tense

18

Dec 2015

Present Perfect Tense- How To Use it

  Of all the tenses many of the English learners get confused when it comes to right use of this tense. But is it really difficult.  To make it simple and easy to use this has to be understood first in very simple language and with simple examples. Thought it is one of the most difficult tenses to understand and apply, I hope this post...

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fill in the blanks with the correct verb form of verbs given in brackets

13

Dec 2015

Fill In The Blanks With The Correct Verb Form Of Words

The student could not_____ his point (just) They were soon able to _____ the score (equal) Tom requested his father to_____me to the market (company) Goats_____on grass (food) She ought to _______ the water we want to drink (pure) The match was so vital and everybody tried to _________me (courage) The leader tried to ______ the angry workers (peace) The news will surely_____ your heart...

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Fill in with suitable prepositions

06

Dec 2015

Fill In The Blanks With Suitable Prepositions

Tom is absent_______school today. She acted__________ my advice. The girl is afraid_____ his teacher. I did not agree———-him. The boy aimed_____ the bird. We arrived_____ the railway station. This book belongs____me. He is blind_____one eye. Peter is born_____rich parents. Take care—–your wealth. Answers- from upon of with at at to of of of...

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ace vs ache

27

Oct 2015

What Is The Difference between the Two Words Ace And Ache

The word ace when taken as a noun is referred to as a playing card with a single point or spot. It is generally considered as the highest ranking card in most of the card games. It can also refer to a person who is very good at a particular sport or other activity. The word ace can also be used as an adjective with...

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eatable vs edible

22

Oct 2015

How to distinguish between the Two Words Eatable and Edible

This is another set of confusing two words which has confused many of the English language learners. It is primarily because of the similarity in meaning and sound of the two words. You will find many are using the words in a wrong way to give a complete different meaning. There is obviously a difference between the two words eatable and edible. The word eatable...

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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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