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/   […]

“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 […]

“I agree” vs “I’m agree”: Which One Is Correct

Using “I’m agree” instead of “I agree” is a common mistake among my Elementary and Intermediate students. I decided to write this post to clarify the usage of the verb ‘agree’. 1. “I agree” I agree is the correct usage of the verb ‘agree’ in Present Simple Tense. Agree is a verb that means to […]

“I’m interested” VS “I’m interesting”

“Interesting” and “interested” are both adjectives, but they mean different things. Let’s say your friend offers you two free movie tickets. — If you are interested in it, that means that you want the ticket. — If the movie was interesting, it means that you liked the movie. In other words, “interested” refers to “you” […]

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