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Would have vs would of in English grammar

Would have vs would of in English grammar

Should you write 'would have' or 'would of'?

Is there a difference between the two?

Is would've a word?

The problem with this English grammar issue is that when you SAY 'would have' out loud, it can sound like 'would of'.

It is a mistake that people make a lot, even some native speakers of English make this mistake!

 

WOULD HAVE

Examples:

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Grammar Test - Your v You're, It's v its and their v they're

Grammar Test - Your v You're, It's v its and their v they're

When do you use you're and when do you use your?

What's the difference between it's and its?

How do you use they're or their and there?

(If you think you already know, go to the bottom of this page and take the grammar test. If you are not sure, keep reading... and then take the test)

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Everything you need to know about Saint George

Everything you need to know about Saint George

Saint George is the patron saint of England.

The only thing that most people know about him is that he killed a dragon.

Nowadays, the only ways that the English remember St George is that the English flag (a red cross on a white background) is called the St George’s Cross and that there is also a St George’s day every year.

However, if you asked most of the English population “What day is St George’s Day?”, not many people would be able to tell you the correct date of April the 23rd.

 

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English stereotypes Listen to English podcast

English stereotypes Listen to English podcast

Here is another Listen to English podcast with native English speakers from London.

In this episode, teachers Melissa and Bren talk about the typical characteristics associated with the English and life in the UK.

 

So, you will hear natural language and vocabulary to do with drinking a cup of tea, only eating fish and chips, always carrying an umbrella, loving the queen, wearing bowler hats, eating scones and clotted cream. All those quintessential British things!

 

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Listen to English podcast FOOD

Listen to English podcast FOOD

British food has a bad reputation around the world, but the idea of our food being rubbish is a bit outdated.

For decades now, celebrity chefs have had extremely popular television cookery programmes (think of Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson) and the standard of cuisine across Britain has been raised immeasurably.

Everywhere you go through the UK, you can find gastro pubs serving incredible mouthwatering meals that will make your taste buds tingle and mean that you never say 'fish and chips' again to describe English food.

 

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The 3 worst English grammar mistakes to avoid

The 3 worst English grammar mistakes to avoid

Native speakers make English grammar mistakes every day!

Sometimes it is because the person changes their mind halfway through a sentence:

Example - I haven't seen her... yesterday.*

The person was perhaps going to say something like, "I haven't seen her this week".

But then perhaps the speaker suddenly thought about yesterday. In this sentence, the present perfect grammar tense should be replaced with past simple because of the use of the time marker adverb, yesterday.

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English vocabulary HOW TO GIVE CONDOLENCES

English vocabulary HOW TO GIVE CONDOLENCES

On this day in 1980, John Lennon was killed in New York. What words can express what a loss this was?

When something so tragic happens, what can you say?

It's hard enough to know the right words to say in a horrible situation and if you are learning English then the difficulty, awkwardness and uncomfortable feeling can be even worse!

So, if the worst thing happens, here is what you can say to people to express your sympathy about someone passing away.

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CAE Proposal example sentences and structure

CAE Proposal example sentences and structure

In the writing section of the Cambridge Advanced English exam (CAE)   students often have to choose between writing out a proposal or a report.

They are similar in structure, style of English used, length (in words) and how you need to approach the questions.

The CAE Report question is focussed on how things currently are, so the main part of your answer should be about the current situation.

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New English words in dictionary 2016

New English words in dictionary 2016

At the end of very year, the big book publishing houses tell us what they consider to be the 'Word of the year'.

This is a list of new words that will be entered into the English dictionary. The list contains new vocabulary that has become popular, widespread and fashionable in the previous year.

The words have appeared on television, in movies, newspapers, social media and anywhere else that you can read or hear the English language.

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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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What Is The Queen's Speech? British Culture Explained

What Is The Queen's Speech? British Culture Explained

Every year, the UK parliament is officially opened by HRH The Queen.

It is an official ceremony dating back hundreds of years, so there is lots of pomp and pageantry involved that makes everything very very British!  :)

Everything you ever wanted know about this special occasion is explained in the video below and there are more additional interesting facts written out below.

So, next year when the Queen arrives to open Parliament, you will know this part of British culture inside out and you will understand everything that is going on. 

 

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