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How to Use Go +Ing (the Gerund) to Describe Fun Activities

Let’s go back to basics and review a somewhat unusual grammar structure that trips up even fluent non-native speakers. I’m talking about the verb go + ing, also called go + gerund or go + verb + ing. If you’ve been listening to native speakers, you’ve probably heard them say … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Recognize When to Use Gerunds and Infinitives

Just a few questions before we get started: What’s something you love doing? What’s something you hope to learn in the next couple of years? What are you looking forward to this weekend? Personally, I love riding my bike. I hope to learn how to weave in the next couple … Read the article and watch the video lesson

How to Use the Definite Article with Familiar Places and Spaces

How to Use the Definite Article with Familiar Places and Spaces

Using articles can be challenging when you are learning English, even if you are an advanced English student! If your native language doesn’t have articles, you may forget to use them from time to time, or you may be confused by the way English uses the definite and indefinite articles because it’s … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Learn to Use Articles Accurately

Articles. Articles are tiny little words, but they can cause so much stress for non-native English speakers. We use them (or don’t use them – it depends!) with every noun, in every sentence. There are so many rules, and so many exceptions. If you feel confused by articles, you’re certainly … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Commonly Confused Noncount Nouns

How to Use Commonly Confused Noncount Nouns Correctly

When you first start studying English, you usually spend some time learning the difference between count and noncount nouns. Count nouns, like the word “book,” are countable, which means that I can literally count the number of them I have. For example, “I have five books on my desk right now.” Noncount … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Play collocations for competitive sports and games

Use Play + Noun Collocations to Describe Competitive Team Sports and Games

So far, we’ve looked at how to use go +ing to talk about leisure activities and how to use do + noun to describe some types of sports, exercise and physical activities. Today, we’ll look at how to use play + noun for competitive team sports and competitive games. As … Read the article and watch the video lesson

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