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Do you have a question about English? In these articles, we answer many of the common questions that English learners have.

When should you use "I" vs. "me" in English sentences?

The words "I" and "me" both refer to yourself. You decide which one to pick based on how they're being used in the sentence. Usually it's easy to decide which one to use:

I like it!

She hit me.

Give it to me.

You use "I" as the subject of a sentence,...

What's the difference between a 'phrase', an 'idiom', a 'phrasal verb', a 'saying', an 'aphorism', etc.?

What is difference between a "phrase" and an "idiom", and what are "proverbs" and "phrasal verbs"?

I don't think it's very important to know the differences between these. The important thing is to learn as much as you can, whether it be idioms, phrasal verbs, or whatever.

- "Phrase" can really...

What's the difference between work, a job, and business?

Most of the lessons on PhraseMix are tagged with topics that are covered in that lesson:

PhraseMix tags

There are lots of different topics. A full list of all of them can be seen on the "Phrase Categories" page. If you look carefully, you might notice that there is a category for "business" lessons, but there...

What is the best way to learn English grammar?

Here's a question that I answered on the Q&A site Quora about learning grammar. It's a topic that I've written about before, but that was a long time ago. I think it's a point that should be repeated.:


Question: What is the best fun way to learn English grammar?

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How should I use titles like "Mr." and "Mrs."?

Titles are the words that go in front of someone's name. In American English, the most common salutations are "Mr.", "Ms.", "Mrs.", and "Miss". There are a few others as well like "Dr." Here's an explanation of each of the common titles:

  • "Mr." (pronounced "mister") is used when you're addressing...


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