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Prefixes: Unlocking the Power of Word Beginnings

Have you ever wondered how a single word can convey vastly different meanings, just by adding a few letters at the beginning? Enter the fascinating world of prefixes – those tiny yet mighty linguistic tools that shape our language in profound ways. What are Prefixes? At their core, prefixes are linguistic building blocks, morphemes attached …

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GRAMMAR – Order of Adjectives

In English, when multiple adjectives are used to describe a noun, they typically follow a specific order. This order helps maintain clarity and natural-sounding language. The general order of adjectives is as follows: Here’s an example sentence using multiple adjectives in their correct order: “The beautiful small old wooden Italian music box.” In this sentence:“The” …

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VOCABULARY – Rob vs Steal

Rob and steal both mean ‘take something from someone without permission’. Rob focuses on the place or person from which the thing is taken. Steal focuses on the thing that is taken. Look at the examples below: ROB – you rob a person or place (of something)rob – robbed – robbedTo rob means to take …

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GRAMMAR – SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

The SIMPLE PRESENT is probably the most used tense in English. First, we’ll look at when it’s used then we’ll see how it’s used. When to use the SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE 1. When things are always (or generally) true.It usually snows in NY at Christmas.People need food to live.One plus one equals two. 2. When …

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“Used to” vs. “Be used to”

“Used to” refers to past habits or situations that are no longer true in the present.“Be used to” refers to the state of being familiar or accustomed to something in the present. Used to: “Used to” is a phrase used to describe past habits or situations that were true in the past but are no …

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GRAMMAR – Tag Questions

A tag question is a short question added to the end of a statement. They are used to confirm information, seek agreement, or invite a response from the listener. Tag questions are characterized by their structure: they typically consist of an auxiliary verb and a pronoun that matches the subject of the statement. For example: …

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CONFUSING WORDS – Beside vs. Besides

Beside:“Beside” is a preposition that indicates proximity or location next to something else.It often implies being at the side of or in close proximity to something. Examples:She sat beside her friend during the movie.The cat slept beside the fireplace. Besides:“Besides” is an adverb or a preposition that has several meanings:In addition to or apart from.Moreover …

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GRAMMAR – Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable and uncountable nouns are two categories used to classify nouns based on whether they can be counted or not. Countable Nouns:Countable nouns refer to objects or entities that can be counted as discrete units.They have both singular and plural forms.They can be preceded by numbers (one, two, three, etc.) and quantifying words (a, an, …

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GRAMMAR – Both – Either – Neither

Both … andTwo things togetherDad is going to the cinema. Mom is going to the cinema.Both dad and mom are going to the cinema.They brought potatoes. They brought meat.They brought both potatoes and meat.There are two shirts. You can have them both. Either … orOne of two thingsMaybe dad will go to the cinema. Maybe …

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GRAMMAR – PHRASAL VERBS with TAKE

Phrasal verbs are special phrases in English made up of a verb (like “take”) and another word (like “off” or “out”). Together, they create a new meaning that might not be obvious from the individual words. They’re really common in English and are used in all kinds of conversations. Learning phrasal verbs helps you understand …

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