Articles with tag: English
Each example has a common English mistake. See if you can figure out what the mistake is, and then read the tip for more information. Example Mistake: The spider spun it’s web. Its a very beautiful web.
Tip: “Its,” without an apostrophe, is the possessive version of a pronoun. In the above example, we should use the possessive “its” to talk about the spider’s web, because the web belongs to the spider.
1. Practice, practice, practice
As we’ve seen, there’s no magic way to learn English instantly. You’ll have to work at it a lot.
Obviously, if you’re in a class, you should attend class, do the homework and study as much as you can. Courses are good because they make you more accountable and push you to learn. But even if you’re not in a class, it’s still possible to practice when you have free time.
You expect some sort of funny response to the question, but the answer is really obvious. Of course he’s crossing the street to get to the other side. Why else would he cross the road? Some people also say “the other side” is death, because it will die crossing the road.
This joke has been reused many times with other animals and people. Just replace the chicken with anything and add an appropriate response. Example: “Why did the duck cross the road? Because it was the chicken’s day off.” (The duck is doing the chicken’s job of crossing the road!).
Speaking is simple—you just find someone to speak to, and start talking.
But how do you practice writing?
Improving your English writing doesn’t have to be frustrating or boring. It can be fun!
You just need to know where to start.