Words often confuseda while/awhile“A while” is a period of time. “While” is a noun. It can serve as the object of a preposition (“in a while,” “after a while”).“Awhile” is an adverb … [Read more...] about Word Pairs 2
English has pairs of words, homonyms, and words that simply sound close enough that you should write carefully, so your reader will understand you correctly.Part of the trouble is that we don’t … [Read more...] about Word List
Questions come in many forms.In writing, a question ends with a question mark ("?").?In speech, most types of questions raise the voice at the end. Yes/No questionsMany … [Read more...] about Inquiring questions want to know.
Simple future tenseThe simple future tense makes a statement of something to happen that has not yet happened or is not happening. It can be a generalization or a description.The future tense … [Read more...] about Future Tense (will, shall)
Regular simple present tenseThe present tense refers to something happening now.In English, verbs do not change their form according to the subject, except the third person singular (“he,” … [Read more...] about Regular and Irregular Present Tense Verbs
Negative sentencesA negative in a sentence gives the opposite of the statement. (The book is here. >> The book is not here.)noMany sentences can be made negative by using a negative prefix … [Read more...] about No and its negative relatives deny.
Apostrophes have two jobs:,to indicate that letters have deliberately been left out of a word (contractions, dialects and slang) andto show possession or ownership.Rarely, an apostrophe … [Read more...] about Apostrophes create contractions and show possession.