LS Refresher 44: Phrasal Verbs Using The Word, Break

When talking to  native speakers,  you might come across idiomatic phrases consisting of  a verb and an adverb or another verb. Such idiomatic phrases are called phrasal verbs. Here are some of them and their meanings. break something in – to wear something several times so that it won’t feel new and uncomfortable to use. […]

Writing Tips: Where to Put a Comma?

Do you sometimes get confused whether you should put a comma or not in your sentences? Answer the short quiz below and find out. Huffingtonpost gave a guide on where to put a comma. Compound sentences A compound sentence comprises two independent clauses. Each clause has a subject and verb and could stand as a […]

Grammar Tips: Difference Between ‘Very’ and ‘Too’

Do you sometimes get confused between the words “VERY” and “TOO”? If you do, check this post! According to Portland English Language Academy, both come before adjectives or adverbs. They make those words stronger. However, “very” does not have a negative meaning, while “too” does. The test was “very” difficult. The test was “too” difficult. […]

Writing Tips: Every day and Everyday

Do you know when to use “every day” and “everyday”? Answer the short quiz below and find out. According to ABC Learn English, having a space or no space between ‘every’ and ‘day’ changes the meaning significantly. ‘Everyday’ is an adjective. It means ‘ordinary’ or ‘daily’. It is used to describe something that happens every […]

Grammar Tips: Articles and Names Of Countries

Do we need to use “the“with names of countries? Answer the short quiz below and find out. The general rule is ‘not to  use “the” with names of countries except with  countries that have plural names, and with countries that include the words “republic”, “kingdom”, or “states” in their names. Examples: in Korea, in Japan […]

Vocabulary Tips: Celebrant Vs. Celebrator

Want to know the difference between a celebrant and a celebrator? Check this post and find out. The Free Dictionary defined both words as a person who is celebrating. Merriam-Webster defined a celebrant as a person who celebrates something, and a celebrator is someone who  observes a notable occasion with festivities. Due to this, some […]