Posts Tagged ‘ adverb ’

Dictionary Entry

July 25, 2015
Dictionary Entry

Study the way the various meanings of an English lexical item are presented in several dictionaries. Create an entry (or more than one entry) in your dictionary to illustrate your point of view. The item I chose to analyze is home. Its meanings are those of a noun, an adverb, an adjective, a verb. – Longman […]

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To, Too, Two

May 12, 2015
To, Too, Two

Today we will focus on another set of homophones: to, too and two. It seems that it doesn’t matter if the ones using these words are native speakers of foreigners, they can appear in the wrong places either because of a typo or because their meaning is unknown. To is often found in front of […]

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Homonyms

March 2, 2015
Homonyms

Homonyms… we encounter them probably more often than we realize. They can be used in jokes and they are at times the source of mistakes. Let’s see what homonyms, homophones and homographs are and have a look at a few examples. Perfect homonyms are words that are spelled and pronounced the same way, but have different […]

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Comparison of adjectives

January 3, 2015
Comparison of adjectives

Here are some basic things that I hope you all know, plus some extra information. I The basic form of adjectives (and adverbs) 1) Short adjectives – the ones that have only one syllable, or two syllables *and* they also end in –ly, -y or -w; – form the comparative grade by adding the –(e)r termination; […]

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There Their They’re

December 14, 2014
There Their They’re

Today I want to speak about some homophones we all encounter daily (there, their, they’re), what they mean and when we can use them. If we have an example like “They’re in their car over there“, we will pronounce these three words the same way, but we need to be careful when we spell them. […]

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