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Do English prepositions cause everyone problems? Yes.
Does everyone choose the correct preposition every time? No, because choice confuses.
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In a Youtube video I watched today, Macmillan Education give an example of how grammar traditionalists will often insist on a particular rule being hard and fast. Common usage, though, sometimes shows that their ‘rule’ is in fact NOT 100 per cent foolproof. (In case you’re wondering, Macmillan uses a list of words, phrases and references – a corpus – to ascertain common usage, or how a word is used in ‘real life’.) The video asks whether we shoul...
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+Raiyan Ibne Hossain No, it doesn’t. It means that there is sometimes more than one option open to you because there is more than one option in common use. The ‘rules’ we learn are sometimes out of date and don’t take into account what people are currently using. The point the article makes is that native speakers can be unsure about which preposition to use, too (the options confuse). 
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Business English vocabulary exercise

borrow, lend, owe, invoice, afford
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Business English vocabulary exercise, intermediate level. This exercise gives you practice using five ‘financial’ verbs: borrow, lend, owe, invoice, afford. Photo: Myfuture.com Instructions: 1. Study the vocabulary, including ‘how to use’ and the example sentences. 2. Do the exercise below and check your answers. afford a.fford afford verb to have enough money to be able to buy something how to use often used with the verb ‘can': can afford somet...
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Practice exercise: present simple with always, never, often, etc.

This exercise gives you practice talking about frequency in the present tense. The theme of the exercise is public transport; level: beginners, pre-inter.

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This exercise gives you practice talking about frequency in the present tense. The theme of the exercise is public transport. When we speak about frequency in the present, we mostly use the present simple tense. Some of the words we use to say how often we do something are: always, often, usually, never. This is where we put those words in a sentence: Exercise instructions: Choose the correct answer in each of the following: questions go herescor...
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Practice exercise: present simple with always, never, often, etc.

This exercise gives you practice talking about frequency in the present tense. The theme of the exercise is public transport; level: beginners, pre-inter.

http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/elementary/present-simple-with-adverbs-always-never
This exercise gives you practice talking about frequency in the present tense. The theme of the exercise is public transport. When we speak about frequency in the present, we mostly use the present simple tense. Some of the words we use to say how often we do something are: always, often, usually, never. This is where we put those words in a sentence: Exercise instructions: Choose the correct answer in each of the following: questions go herescor...
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Mark wishes he earns more money.
Is this sentence grammatical? If not, say why.


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It's = it is
but sometimes . . .
It's = it has

Likewise,
He's = he is or he has.

This will help you tell the difference:
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Tip for learning phrasal verbs

1. Be careful when checking for the meaning of a phrasal verb in your dictionary – phrasal verbs often have more than one meaning.
Study the context of the sentence in which you first saw the phrasal verb. From that context you may be able to tell which definition in the dictionary is the one you need.

For example, you might have seen one of these sentences and wondered what 'check out' means:

They checked out around 11 o'clock
They decided to go and check out a local restaurant.

Study the context before you search for the meaning of the word. It helps a lot!

We'll post some more phrasal verbs tips later this week.
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Business English vocabulary exercise

borrow, lend, owe, invoice, afford
Test yourself! http://goo.gl/GLwGWA

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Business English vocabulary exercise, intermediate level. This exercise gives you practice using five ‘financial’ verbs: borrow, lend, owe, invoice, afford. Photo: Myfuture.com Instructions: 1. Study the vocabulary, including ‘how to use’ and the example sentences. 2. Do the exercise below and check your answers. afford a.fford afford verb to have enough money to be able to buy something how to use often used with the verb ‘can': can afford somet...
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Puns
A pun is a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that two words sound alike but have different meanings.

Here are some great puns. We particularly like The other day I held the door open for a clown. It was a nice jester. (play on words: jester vs. gesture

Do you understand the one about the envelope?
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Here's the latest Quick Quiz answer: the sentence 'Mark wishes he earns more money' is incorrect.
It should be Mark wishes he earned more money. After wish we use the past simple (for present wishes) and the past perfect (for wishes in the past).
 
quick quiz
Mark wishes he earns more money.
Is this sentence grammatical? If not, say why.


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Quick English quiz

Tomorrow I'm . . .

The answer is now below in the last comment.
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leaving for Paris.
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leaving to Paris.
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The correct answer is:
Tomorrow I'm leaving for Paris.
We say go to, but leave for.

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Present perfect simple vs. continuous grammar exercise upper-intermediate level

have lost vs. have been losing
have run vs. have been running

Test yourself here! http://goo.gl/9l7yOD
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