Read the paragraph below and notice the verbs in past tense. They are in bold for you. “I had a great weekend! On Saturday I slept late and then went out for dinner with some friends. We had a really good time. On Sunday I went shopping in the morning for groceries. In the evening […]
Today, my friend asked me two questions (below). He also asked me to explain the reason for the correct answer. The company had to lay off ………. 500 employees.Fill in the blank with: ‘an addition of’ OR ‘an additional’ ………….. difficult things may be, she still tried to learn.Fill in the blank with: ‘however’ OR ‘though’ I am always […]
Today, my friend has a question about ‘past participles’. Q: What is a ‘past participle’? A: Good question! A past participle is a kind of verb form. See my answer with examples here: http://www.askjohnenglish.com/learn/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=291#p1670 Make sure you also try the activity!
Let’s practice using articles – ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’!
Recently, I visited a friend of mine. This friend is not a native English speaker. It was my first time to visit their house and when I arrived, they were busy in the kitchen. They asked me to wait for a moment. That was fine. I asked them, “Do you mind if I sit down?” […]
One of my friends asks about subject verb agreement: QUESTION: Can you please explain this? I , we , you , they … play football but he, she plays football Why is there an ‘s‘ after the verb play for he and she, but not for we and they? MY ANSWER: Good question! The reason for this is […]
Today, let’s look at a question on ‘replying’! Q: Can I say: “Thank you for reply”? A: In short – no. Remember: all sentences follow the pattern: subject, verb, object In this example, the word ‘reply‘ is a verb. When we say thank you for doing something, we need to use ing… Examples: Thank you for […]
<THIS ARTICLE IS WRITTEN BY A GUEST WRITER> Japanese is among the most fascinating languages in the world to study as a non-native speaker. Its complexity, its openness to incorporating words from other languages (gairaigo), and its association with one of the world’s strongest economies makes it an ideal choice for foreign language study. Here […]