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Commonly Confused Words In English

Commonly Confused Words In English

There are lots of words in English that are commonly mixed up or confused (by learners and even native speakers of English), mainly because of very similar pronunciation.

 However, the spelling of two similar sounding words can be very different. For example, think of 'accept vs except'

On the other hand, some words are frequently used incorrectly as there is a confusion over the true meaning... for example, there is the issue over 'borrow vs lend'

 

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Its or It's- English Grammar Quiz

Its or It's- English Grammar Quiz

Another English grammar issue that can cause problems for native-speakers of English, not just learners!

Its or it's  is a grammar problem that happens when people write English, that's because when you say the two different words out loud they are exactly the same in pronunciation.

If you write its when you should write it's, it is only a small stupid mistake that is not going to cause any difficulties in communication breakdown

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There vs Their vs They're. The Difference In English Grammar.

There vs Their vs They're. The Difference In English Grammar.

There, their or they're? Which one should you use?

Learn the grammar rules and then take our GRAMMAR QUIZ AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Or if you think you already know how to use THEY'RE & THEIR & THERE, you can take a 10-question apostrophe grammar test here

Actually this is a problem for learners and also even for a lot of English native speakers.

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English Adjectives vs Adverbs

English Adjectives vs Adverbs

What is the difference between adjectives and adverbs in English?

This basic grammar point is something you must learn when you are at beginner English level.

Read the Adjectives vs Adverbs rules below and then do the Grammar Quiz near the bottom of the page. What test score will you get?

 

ADJECTIVES

Adjectives are used with nouns. An adjective normally gives you more information about things or people.

Examples:

A blue ball

A tall man

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So vs Such - English Grammar Examples and Quiz

So vs Such - English Grammar Examples and Quiz

When you start to learn English there are a lot of small things to remember.

English grammar can be difficult at first, but when you take a few moments to study English grammar and the little details, then you can quickly improve your English skills from beginner up to pre-intermediate level or even higher.

 

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No native English speaker says this - Do you know the grammar?

No native English speaker says this - Do you know the grammar?

What have these following verbs got in common?

feel, taste, smell, sound, look

 

Yes, they are all verbs to do with the 5 human senses.

When we think about how they are used in English grammar, they all behave in the same way. It's a simple grammar rule, but you might not have studied this in your English lessons, and it is a good thing to know as the kind of sentences that you use this grammar in are a very frequent part of everyday language.

 

Look at these example sentences:

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to v too v two grammar quiz

to v too v two grammar quiz

to v too v two English grammar. Full and clear explanations, example sentences and a grammar quiz to test your understanding of this common English grammar mistake.

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If you think your English grammar is bad, then take a look at this!

If you think your English grammar is bad, then take a look at this!

The Bad English Grammar award will be given on Thursday. Grammar mistakes from all over the UK (including MPs, the Army and schools) are included. Which is the worst?

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English grammar mistakes (1 - 5) and corrections - VIDEO

English grammar mistakes (1 - 5) and corrections - VIDEO

Correcting small English grammar mistakes can make you sound like a MUCH better English speaker and it makes you more confident about your language abillities. Watch the video and remember the corrections.

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Since or For online test - Check your English grammar

Since or For online test - Check your English grammar

When talking about 'time', Since or For is a common mistake in English grammar, so read the info & do the free online grammar test. Immediate results & no sign up required.

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Easy English - Fun Friday #2: Videos and cartoons

Easy English - Fun Friday #2: Videos and cartoons

Easy English with videos & cartoons. It's like you're not even studying but you can improve your vocabulary, grammar and listening.

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R&R 40: Listen to English - Christmas in the UK

R&R 40: Listen to English - Christmas in the UK

Listen to English to improve your vocabulary, grammar and listening skills. 2 native-speakers talking in a completely natural way about christmas traditions in the UK. Free podcast available on iTunes, Soundcloud and within the blog

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Beginner's English test online: Imperative grammar

Beginner's English test online: Imperative grammar

Beginner's English test online with immediate answers! Imperative grammar in a multiple choice test. If you do not understand a question, tell me in the Comments Section below.

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Imperative Grammar: Be Happy. Learn English!

Imperative Grammar: Be Happy. Learn English!

Imperative grammar. Infinitive without 'to' real life examples. Negative imperatives with "Don't" & suggestions with "Let's". Cool video with happiness lessons.

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English prepositions: 'in / on / at' grammar test

English prepositions: 'in / on / at' grammar test

English prepositions 'in, on & at' are difficult & annoying! Look at the image to get lots of examples, then take the free grammar test with immediate answers.

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