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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

Use Do + Noun Collocations to Describe Physical Activities, Sports, and Other Types of Exercise

Now that we’ve learned how to use go +ing to talk about activities we do in our free time, it’s time to learn how to use the verb do with nouns to describe sports and other physical activities. Do is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language, and … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Podcast #7 How to Use Embedded Questions to Soften Requests and Sound More Polite

How to Use Embedded Questions to Soften Requests and Sound More Polite

Let’s discuss embedded questions, which are also known as indirect questions. Embedded questions are questions contained within another statement or question. They are used to repeat a previously asked question, indicate a point of confusion or doubt, or sound more polite when making a request. Embedded questions are especially common … Read the article and watch the video lesson

Mini English Lesson on How Long Have You Been Doing Something

How to Use the Present Perfect Continuous for Sports, Artistic Activities, Hobbies, and Jobs

When someone asks “How long have you been….?”, they want to know more about skills you have learned after lots of practice, such as sports, artistic activities, hobbies, or even things you do in your job. The present perfect continuous has several different uses, which I explain in detail here. Today, … Read the article and watch the video lesson

English with Kim Podcast #6: The Difference Between the Verbs Hope and Wish to Express Desires

Understand the Difference Between the Verbs Hope and Wish and Use Them to Express Desires

I hope you are having a great week so far. I’m so excited to bring you the latest episode of the English with Kim podcast. Let’s focus on the difference between the verbs “hope” and “wish.” I decided to talk about the verbs “hope” and “wish” in this podcast because … Read the article and watch the video lesson