Question words and word order β“❓❓

Word order after question words Incorrect word order after question words is something I often see when I mark my students’ writing or hear when they are speaking. So, I thought I would make a small video on this topic and I hope it helps those of you who struggle with this 😊

I or me ? πŸ˜«

When to use I and when to use me ? This can be confusing for both native speakers and non- native speakers of English 😩 To start with, let’s do a little quiz πŸ“ Which sentences are correct ? Me and my friends love learning English with our fabulous teacher! My teacher told my friendContinue reading “I or me ? πŸ˜«”

Who or Whom β“❓❓

Do I use who or whom? This is something I see native speakers making mistakes with and something my students ask me about, so here is some information about it as it is obviously confusing. Both words refer to people and are either question words or relative clauses markers (relative pronouns) We use who forContinue reading “Who or Whom β“❓❓”

Countable and uncountable nouns πŸ˜…

Is this noun countable or uncountable ? Most of you would have learnt that some nouns are countable ( dollars $$ ) and some nouns are uncountable ( money πŸ’°) and the rules which go with using countable and uncountable nouns. Let’s do a little revision on this πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ *We use many and few forContinue reading “Countable and uncountable nouns πŸ˜…”

Complex sentences πŸ€”

In English we use simple, compound and complex sentences and in this post I will write about complex sentences. If you want to take your English to the next level, using complex sentences instead of only simple or compound sentences is an effective way to do this. So what are complex sentences and how doContinue reading “Complex sentences πŸ€””

English mistakes native speakers make πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Mistakes to avoid😫 I always suggest to my students that they hang out with English native speakers as this is a fast way to improve their English. I did the same thing when I lived in Japan and my Japanese improved quickly. However, native speakers make mistakes and these can be learnt by accident. So,Continue reading “English mistakes native speakers make πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ”

Connecting words (of contrast) πŸ”

Conjunctions and transitions Connecting words are very important so you can make more than just simple sentences in English. This is not only important for improving your spoken English, but it is also important to use these words and use them correctly when writing, especially if you are preparing to take an English test likeContinue reading “Connecting words (of contrast) πŸ””

Any or no ? Double negatives? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Do we use any or no for negative sentences? My students often ask me when to use any or no and ask what the problem is with double negatives, so let’s look at some examples and explanations. Take a look at the following sentences: These instructions don’t make any sense to me. βœ… ( correctContinue reading “Any or no ? Double negatives? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ”

Is grammar really important to learn?πŸ“

This is a question that has been debated by linguists over many years. When it comes to learning a second language, is it necessary to learn grammar? When we learn our mother tongue, did our parents sit us down as toddlers and teach us the grammar rules of our language? Of course not. So theContinue reading “Is grammar really important to learn?πŸ“”