The words "beautiful", "pretty", "gorgeous", and "handsome" all describe something which looks good. When several words have the same meaning, how can you choose which one to use?
The best way to learn similar words is to learn them in phrases. Learn the words that go along with them.
Who do we...
We use quotation marks in English in several situations:
when quoting exactly what someone said or wrote
He said, "Don't bother cooking dinner for me."
when naming the title of an article, song, TV episode, etc.
I sang a song I wrote called "Only Once".
when writing about a word or...
A reader asked me this question:
When English speakers ask me something, my response always contains the same old vocabulary and phrases. Instead of using new English that I've learned, I always go back to the simple way of saying things. How can I stop doing that?
So how can you make yourself...
Do you know the difference between the words "jail" and "prison"? Learning the difference can teach you not only about these words, but about other words related to crime, courts, and punishment as well.
The meaning of "jail"
If you get arrested, the police take you to a jail. Jails are operated...
There are so many things to learn when you're trying to learn English! You can't learn everything at once. That's why it's important to focus on improving the things that will make the biggest difference.
Here are three quick and simple changes that you can make to your writing which will make a...