been to vs. gone to

Let’s talk about verb be and verb go You already know that: Base form simple past past participle be was/ were been go went gone Now, let’s say that you want to talk about your trips. If you want to talk about your trips and the places that you have visited in the past youContinue reading “been to vs. gone to”

Introduction to Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are two-word verbs. They include a verb and a particle. The particle can be a preposition or an adverb. Common particles are: up, down, back, out, on, off, or in. When a verb and a particle are put together the resulting verb phrase has a complete different meaning. Examples: I usually eat outContinue reading “Introduction to Phrasal Verbs”

Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes are letters that we add to words. Both prefixes and suffixes are grammatical elements that belong to a group of words called affixes. Affixes sometimes seem like a crazy code. Indeed, they are like a code based on ancient Latin and Greek. The word affix means in addition to. When they areContinue reading “Prefixes and Suffixes”

Difference between if I was and if I were

I was We use “I was” or “If I was” when we talk about real things that actually happened in the past. The conjugation for the verb be in the past form is I was You were He/ She/ It was We were They were Simple past verb be Examples: When I was 10 yearsContinue reading “Difference between if I was and if I were”

Difference Between Like and Look Like

The word like can have many meanings in English depending on the context. According to the Cambridge Dictionary there are more than 10 different definitions for the word like. It can be a noun, verb, adjective, preposition or conjunction in English. Most English learners, whether beginners or advanced, struggle when they have to answer questionsContinue reading “Difference Between Like and Look Like”

ALREADY OR YET

What does already/ yet mean? Well, it’s not easy to talk about their meaning if we remove them from sentences. For words like already and yet we need to rely on grammar to understand the context and meaning.