Grammar Tips

The 4 Types Of Mistakes In English

When you’re learning a new language, you will make mistakes. Obviously, you make a lot of mistakes when you first start learning, but even advanced learners still make mistakes. But not all mistakes are important. In fact, some mistakes are helpful. Read on to find out which mistakes you should be concerned about, and which… Read More

Articles: How To Choose A / An, The, Zero

English articles can be really difficult in English. Even if your first language has articles, the rules for English are often different. How do you choose when to use a/an, the, or zero (no) article? In the video training below, I share some simple rules for choosing articles, so that you can feel more confident… Read More

Infinitve Or Gerund?

How do you know if a verb is followed by the infinitive or by the gerund? For example is it “He admitted to make the mistake” or “He admitted making the mistake”? Do you have to remember each verb separately, or is there an easier way? In this new video, I share a way to… Read More

How To Use Reflexive Pronouns

We use reflexive pronouns (myself / yourself / himself / herself / itself / ourselves / yourselves / themselves) when the subject and the object of a verb are the same. For example, “She taught herself a few words of French”, or “Do yourself a favour and apply for the job early”. Read on to… Read More

5 Simple Rules For Accurate Grammar

The ‘problem’ with English grammar isn’t that it’s very complex or difficult – at least, compared to some other languages. The problem is that there are always lots of little rules – and many, many exceptions. So how do you deal with this problem? You have two choices:– study a grammar textbook, memorise the rules,… Read More

Going To Or Present Continuous?

There are lots of ways to talk about the future in English, so which one do you choose? Many times you can use more than one way – and you’ll still be grammatically correct. But there are some changes in meaning and focus. Read on to get a clever hack to know when to use… Read More

3 Grammar Problems You Should Fix

What stops you from getting an advanced English grammar? Sometimes, it can be a major area of grammar, like conditionals or tenses. But sometimes, it can be a smaller thing, which is more easily fixed. Here are three grammar problems that are common at advanced level, but which you can correct so that you speak… Read More

Non-Standard English Grammar

If you’ve ever heard British English speakers say something that you know is wrong, it could be because they’re using non-standard English grammar. This is the grammar that people use when they speak – but which is considered to be incorrect. Sometimes it comes from a regional dialect, and sometimes it happens because grammar rules… Read More

3 English Grammar Rules To Ignore

One problem with English grammar is that the rules are complicated. Often, there are exceptions, which makes the rule confusing. Or there are so many different things to remember, that you aren’t sure if you’re using the correct grammar. This can make you hesitate when you speak. But, in some cases, you can ignore grammar… Read More