Scared VS Be Scared: What’s the Difference

1. When you are scared that means you are afraid of someone or something. The word ‘scared’ is an adjective. So you need the verb ‘be’ to use it as a verb. He is scared of spiders. You can also say ‘He’s afraid of spiders’. 2. When you scare someone that means you make someone […]

A Common Mistake English Students Make With Verbs+ED

As we know in the past tense regular verbs end with ED: work-worked dance-danced Although sometimes it’s not clear how to pronounce this suffix.   Many students tend to pronounce -ED as ‘eed’ or ‘eet’. So, ‘worked’ sounds like ‘workeet’.  In reality, it’s pronounced as ‘ɪd’ only after T or D.  ‘guided’ – /gaɪdɪd/ ‘knitted’ /nɪtɪd/   […]

4 Writing Tips From Grammar Girl For English Learners

In her recent episode, Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, shared some useful writing tips. She gave some specific advice to English learners. Here’s a quick recap: 1. Watch and read ”the right type of materials” that are more likely to contain standard English: – news – documentaries – educational programs 2. Research the […]

“Bored” vs “Boring”: What’s the Difference

“Bored” and “boring” are both adjectives that describe something that is not interesting or exciting. But they are used differently.  🍿 If you watched a movie that wasn’t interesting, you can call it ‘boring’.  🥱 If you want to describe how you feel about it you can say that you ‘were bored’ or ‘got bored’ […]

‘Hurry’ vs ‘In a Hurry’ and Their Synonyms

If you mix ‘hurry’ and ‘in a hurry’ you’ll find this post helpful. 1. ‘Hurry’ as a verb ‘Hurry’ is a verb that means ‘to do things more quickly than normal’ or ‘make someone do this’. You hurry when you don’t want to be late. If someone hurries, they may forget something. In the past […]

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