Grammar

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Everyone vs Every One

Everyone vs Every One   Everyone = ALL the people in a group. (You can also use everybody.) Ex: The new rules will affect “everyone” at our job.   Every One = EACH person who makes up a group. Ex: My mother would like to thank “every one” of you who helped her during her illness.   […]

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Who vs Whom

Who vs Whom   Who = subject pronoun   Ex:  Who ate the apple? Ex:  Who got the job?   Whom = object pronoun   Ex: The apple was eaten by whom?  (“The apple” is the subject) Ex: Whom do you love?  ( “You” are the subject)   Tip to remember: If you can replace […]

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Who’s vs Whose

Who’s vs Whose   Who’s  = who is/ who has Ex: “Who’s” going to the party this weekend? Ex: “Who’s” calling my phone at midnight? Ex: “Who’s” that?   Whose = possessive pronoun * Whose can refer to things in addition to people Ex: “Whose” umbrella is this? (Who owns this umbrella?) Ex:  I’m thinking […]

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To vs For

  Use for 1) when something is being done to benefit someone or something Ex.  I bought this gift “for you” Ex. What can I do “for you?” Ex: I made food “for the party.” 2) when you are trying to express a purpose or the reason something is happening. Ex: He runs “for his […]

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How to Use “Quotation Marks”

1) Use quotation marks when quoting someone directly. (Jane said, “I will meet you for lunch.”) 2) Use quotation marks around the titles of articles, poems, short stories, songs, and TV shows. The larger works are italicized. (Richard Burton performed the song “Camelot” in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot.) 3) In American English, periods and […]

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Talk vs Speak

Talk vs Speak   Talk = to have a conversation with someone In spoken English we usually use talk in the continuous form. Ex: I was talking with him about the game on TV. Ex: People in the movie theatre kept talking during the movie. Ex: That girl talks forever.   Prepositions used with talk […]

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Say vs Tell

Say vs Tell Say = to speak words Say/said is usually used when repeating what someone has said. Ex: He said he was feeling sick. Ex: What did she say? Ex: When he said he was quitting, we became sad.   Prepositions used with say/ said We use “to” with said to show who we […]

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Are vs Were

Are vs Were   = present vs past   Are = the plural form of “is”, used in the PRESENT tense   Ex:  The dogs “are” running in the backyard. Ex: We “are” playing basketball.     Were =  the plural form of “is”, used in the PAST tense   Ex: The dogs “were” running […]

Did You Know vs Do You Know

Did You Know vs Do You Know     “Do” is present tense, so do you know = do you currently know (at this moment)  Ex: Do you know we have a test today?  (Are you aware of it?)   “Did” is past tense, so did you know = have you previously known something Ex: Did […]

So vs Very

So vs Very (used with adjectives)   So =  usually needs another clause (that’s part of the sentence) used after it The ‘so’ part of the sentence explains why the ‘that’ part of the sentence happens.     Ex: Texas is “so” big that everyone in the world could live there. Ex: The man is […]