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CONFUSING WORDS – Quit – Quiet – Quite

QUIT  “Quit” is a verb that means to stop or cease doing something. When someone quits an activity, job, or habit, they discontinue or give up that particular action or commitment. “Quit” can also imply resignation or abandonment of a task or responsibility. It is often used in contexts related to work, sports, studies, or …

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Parts of Speech

Here are 9 parts of speech in English with definitions and examples. NOUN A noun is a word used to identify a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns are the basic building blocks of sentences and are essential for communication in any language. Examples of nouns include “dog,” “car,” “teacher,” “city,” and “happiness.” Nouns can …

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Grammar – Adverbs

An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb. It provides additional information about how, when, where, or to what extent an action or quality is performed. Several different types of adverbs are used in English:

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“Because” vs. “Because of”

What’s the difference between “because” and “because of”? In most cases, “because” is followed by a subject and a verb, and “because of” is typically followed by a single word or phrase. Here are two sentences with similar meanings, but with different structures to help illustrate this difference: “The concert was canceled because the weather …

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GRAMMAR – Prepositions

Types of Prepositions The different types of prepositions are used to provide us with different information with regard to time (prepositions of time), place (prepositions of place), and direction (prepositions of movement). Besides these three, there are others: prepositions of manner and prepositions of cause and reason. Time: We’ve been working since yesterday.Direction: Go to …

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GRAMMAR – Simple Present Tense

When do we use the SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE? When something is generally or always true (FACTS or STATES). The book is on the table.The tables aren’t blue.Why is the door open?People need water. For a situation that we think is somewhat permanent.I live in Brazil.She doesn’t eat meat.I am a teacher.Do you have a car? …

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GRAMMAR – PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

Here are some common prepositional phrases, also known as Collocations with prepositions. PREPOSITIONS with expressions INIn the afternoonIn MarchIn 2024In winterIn 20 minutesIn the endIn a minuteIn order FORFor a walkFor a changeFor an hourFor two daysFor lunchFor a momentFor a whileFor a reason ATAt nightAt schoolAt workAt homeAt ten o’clockAt lastAt timesAt first sight …

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What day is today?

Days of the week (phonetic spelling). REMEMBER: Days of the week always start with a capital letter. We use the verb TO BE to say what day it is. We use the preposition ON to say which day something happens. Other important vocabulary:

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GRAMMAR – EXCEPT vs. EXCEPT FOR

EXCEPT means “not including” or “besides.” You can use either EXCEPT or EXCEPT FOR as a conjunction to introduce a clause containing the only thing that was not included in the main part of a sentence:Everybody came to the party, EXCEPT/EXCEPT FOR Jonah.He ate everything on the plate, EXCEPT/EXCEPT FOR the broccoli.I have no time …

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GRAMMAR – (be) used to

We use USED TO + INFINITIVE when referring to a past habit or action that we no longer do. We use BE USED TO NOUN/GERUND to express that we are accustomed to something. be used to can be followed by a noun. When it is followed by an action (verb) the verb must be in …

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