Posts Tagged ‘grammar’

time tense changes in reported speech

Direct and Indirect Speech: 4 Rules for Tense Changes in Reported Speech

If you need English for your daily life, and you are often using English at work, in school, or with friends, then you need to know about direct and indirect speech in English. Indirect speech is also known as reported speech and is something that I have been asked about recently by students on Instagram.…

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Regrets and How to Use the 3rd Conditional in English

When you read this blog, you improve your English. In fact, if you read this blog every week, you will improve even more! Do you recognize a pattern with the above two sentences? If you said they were both real conditional sentences, then you are absolutely right! However, there is a key difference in the…

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Understand English modals

Understand English Modals

If you want to learn English you must be studying every day. To increase fluency, you have to surround yourself in as much English as possible. You should have a variety of resources and activities to review. You can read blogs and English lessons, watch YouTube videos, and listen to podcasts. Hey…you might even try mine on…

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Understanding the English Perfect Tenses

Understanding the English Perfect Tenses

From time to time I ask my Instagram students what they need and want to learn. Sometimes I’ll ask which specific questions they have, or ask them to share which topics they want more of (whether it’s grammar, vocabulary, writing, etc…). There is usually a pattern, English learners are confused and want a better understanding of the…

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12 English Lessons for the Holidays

12 English Lessons for the Holidays

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…… the gift of LANGUAGE! Welcome to one of the final English lessons of 2016, and a holiday-inspired post from this season. Before we get into (*become involved in*) this lesson, and your 12 English lessons to improve your skills, I’d like to share…

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