LS Refresher 64: Very vs. Too

Woodward English gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use “very” and “too”. To read more about this post, please click here.   To take the quiz, please click here.  ***DISCLAIMER: The Iamdouzone Blog doesn’t own any of the pictures, videos, articles or excerpt of the article/s featured above. Credits to the owner/s were properly […]

LS Refresher 63: Because of vs. Because

Tolearnenglish.com gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘because of vs because ’ Because of and because are both used to introduce reasons. (a) Because of is a preposition, it is generally followed by a verb + ing or a noun Example: Because of  feeling sick, Maria didn’t go to the supermarket. […]

LS Refresher 62: Break off vs. Break out

Cambridge Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘break off and break out’. Break off (something) To end a relationship  Ex. The governments broke off diplomatic relations. Source Break out If something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts:  Ex. War broke out in 1914. Break out in a rash, sweat, […]

LS Refresher 61: Look at vs. Look on

Macmillan Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘look at and look on. a. Look on 1. look on someone/something– to think of someone or something in a particular way. Ex. I look on it as a challenge. 2. look on someone/something– to watch an activity or event without taking part in it Ex. Phil looked on […]

LS Refresher 60: Keep up with and Keep up

Merriam-Webster gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘keep up with’ and ‘keep up’ keep up with 1: to go or make progress at the same rate as (others) :to stay even with (others) in a race, competition, etc. Example: The other runners struggled to keep up with the leader. 2: to continue to know the […]

LS Refresher 59: Bad or Badly

Really Learn English gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘bad’ and  ‘badly’ (a) ‘Bad’ is an adjective.  An adjective is a word that describes a person, place, or thing. ‘Bad’ is often used after linking verbs such as: the verb “to be” (am, is, was, were, are) seem feel become appear Examples:  […]

LS Refresher 58: Me, Myself, or I

Mary Cullen of Instructional Solutions gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘me, myself or I’. (a). Use I as a nominative form personal pronoun (when the pronoun is the subject of a verb).  Example: I wrote to Eileen McIntyre. (b). Use me as an objective form personal pronoun (when the pronoun is the direct […]

LS Refresher 57: Less or Fewer

Fewer and less both mean to decrease the amount of something. Check out this post to know more about the difference between “less” and “fewer”. (a) Fewer – is the comparative form of few, so if you’re talking about a smaller number of people or things, you should use fewer with a plural noun (e.g. houses, […]

LS Refresher 56: Agree with/ to/ on

Daily Step English gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘agree with/to/on’. (a) agree with someone :  -having the same opinion with another person. Example: 1. We all agreed with each other that we needed to improve our English. (b) agree to something -agreed to do something someone asked you to […]

LS Refresher 55: Come up with vs. Come upon someone/something

Cambridge Dictionary gave the following rules  that will help us learn how to use come up with and come upon someone/something. a. Come up with (something):   to suggest or think of an idea or plan. Example: She’s come up with some amazing scheme to double her income.  b. Come upon (someone/something): to find or meet someone […]