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10 English idioms

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Idioms are expressions used in speech to convey an idea that isn’t to be taken literally. Idioms can sound strange but are a common part of speech for native speakers. Using idioms can help you to increase your fluency. “Cracking Up”   This idiom is used to express intensity of laughter when something is really funny. […]

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25 common irregular English verbs

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There are so many irregular verbs in English, they are hard to keep track of. Here is a list of some commonly used irregular verbs with the simple past and past participle forms.   Verb Past simple Past participle Go Went Gone Make Made Made Take Took Taken Wake Woke Woken Find Found Found Get […]

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When to use definite and indefinite articles in English

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One easy mistake to make is using the wrong article. People will understand you but you won’t sound as professional to native speakers. It’s extremely important because articles are used so frequently. You can’t avoid them! Here is a simple breakdown of the difference between these very common articles that will help you understand which […]

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When to use there, their, and they’re in your writing

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You hear the word ‘there’ all the time, or is it ‘their’? Possibly ‘they’re’. When you’re in conversation the context usually makes sense but how do you know which one to use when you’re writing? Here are the basic rules: Their is for third person and it’s a possessive adjective. When we see ‘their+ noun’ in […]

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15 Funny English Expressions to Start Using

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Have you ever been in conversation with a native English speaker and they say something that is just so bizarre? Maybe you understand the words but not the meaning. English is full of strange expressions and each English speaking country has their own oddly unique expressions. The following are some of my favorite weird expressions […]

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Common English mistakes and how to correct them

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As an English teacher I hear a lot of the same mistakes from people of all levels and languages. Here are some of the most common mistakes I have noticed are trouble spots for ESL learners.   Incorrect Correct Do you know New York?       Have you been to New York? —————————————————– Know […]

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Welcome English Writers

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Hello English Writers, Laura here, and I am pleased to introduce myself as the newest team member here at Spellchecker! I am an ESL teacher, and a writer myself, so I understand how frustrating English spelling and grammar can be. We want to help you gain the skills you need to write at your highest […]

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