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proverbs In our everyday conversations, at office or get-togethers, we get to hear a lot of proverbs. Proverbs are the traditional sayings of a country. They are short and clever sentences that usually offer life advice. Therefore, to understand them better, it is important to first know its meaning. Let us look at the common proverbs and the meaning or context they are used in. Eight English proverbs for everyday conversations 1. Every cloud has a...
article thumbnail When you decide to learn anything new, you may face many obstacles. Some of you may think you are too old to start or some may find a lack of willingness to learn. But always remember, age is just a number and if you really want to learn you will find a way out of it. When it comes to learning English, you can learn it anywhere and at any time. One way to start learning is to do it right in the comfort of your own home. Your own home is a...
article thumbnail You are working in an advertising agency for the past three years and are handling clients from various industries. Recently, one of your clients from food industry loved your work and appreciated you for dedication towards your work. In the form of token of appreciation, you are offered a visit to client’s five star restaurant in California for a week. Your level of happiness doubles up, as you start to prepare for your trip. The only concern is...
rule Learning a new language is always a difficult task. Most of us get confused when it comes to spelling a word, simple or hard. Remember, in school, how we used to struggle with the spelling part in a test. Those days must be behind you, but the struggle is still on.Sometimes, the way you spell a word and the way you pronounce it, is entirely different. For example, we can take the word “pronunciation” as it is written but while we  say it we pronounce...
future tense Most of us learn English to improve your communication skills and grow in our professional lives. While basic understanding of grammar is really important in your journey to speak fluent English, it is equally vital to learn about tenses in-depth. Past, present and future tenses form the base of grammar. If you get confused between the usages of shall and will, pay attention. Let us look at a few examples to understand the difference between...
gerund A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing."You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the object of a sentence. But the words ending in “ing” can also be termed as a present participle. Therefore, it is vital to understand the difference between the two. Example:1. Seema is eating2. My class is boring.When a verb is used as a noun then it can be referred as gerund. For e.g. Dancing is fun.Next, a gerund can be used as the...
interjection English is a beautiful language with grammar at its core. Today, we will learn about interjections. When you meet a friend after a long time you tend to share many things with them. During your conversation, you may use expressions such as, “Wow! That’s a great news” or “Alas!” Do you know what are these expressions called? They are called interjections. The words used to express strong feelings or sudden emotions. You can find these...
idioms English is a language where you get enormous things to learn every day. One can never stop learning in his entire life. This is how native speakers become expert in English. They keep on updating themselves by reading literature books. That doesn’t mean you also start reading high literature books in order to learn English. Remember one thing, “Rome was not built in a day”, so start with baby steps by simply reading a newspaper. Select a...
confusion Grammar is the backbone of English and so its understanding is important to speak fluent English. Understanding and using the concepts are two different things. When you learn something you might understand the basic concept, but you may fail to know its usage. When it comes to English grammar, there are many things to learn. Right from the basics of noun, verbs, adjectives, etc., to something more advanced like the figure of speech. Each concept...
collocations When you start learning English you actually try to find many new methods that might help you to learn it faster. While doing so, you might come across some general tips to improve English, such as, reading books, watching English movies, reading newspaper, writing blogs etc. English as a language has many components to learn, namely, grammar, sentence structure etc. Before you start writing, you must understand what words actually pair with...
appositives Writing gives you a chance to share your perception, thoughts and ideas with other people. On the other hand, writing is fun as it helps to express yourself more freely. Most of us start writing as a mere hobby. But if you want to make a serious career as a writer, a lot of brainstorming is required. You need to be aware of most grammatical rules and their proper uses at the right places. Using correct expressions can communicate ideas to your...
shop If you happen to visit the USA during or around the Thanksgiving Day, then you are going to find the information shared here as very useful. It’s that time of the year when streets are full of people who have come for  shopping and shops offer plenty of discount offers. Black Friday marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. This day, the retailers start seeing a profit so they offer a special discount to the customers and hence,...
friends When it comes to making new friends, sometimes you are really confused on how to go about it. One of the main reasons could be your shy nature or your lack of confidence to make a first impression. For starting any type of conversation, you must be confident enough to speak in English. Confidence is the first key for communication. Start socializing, this will help you in taking your first step whether you are familiar with the individual or...
wordings Becoming fluent in English can be tricky but isn’t impossible. This is because English is a confusing language. There are many words that look and sound totally weird. The good thing is that all those words are in the dictionary and not invented from a fairytale! You might think, by reading English, with proper grammar rules, slang words, idioms and vocabulary, you have mastered it. But wait, just look at the below words and their weirdness. Know...
asking question Every one of use some basic English phrases in our daily conversation. These phrases, if understood in totality, can provide a base to help beginners understand grammar and sentence structure. Once you are familiar with basic phrases and its meanings, you can move ahead to use the more sophisticated ones. Let us learn some most common phrases that we regularly use in our conversation.Here are the several options that you can use instead for...
numbers You have just started your career as a writer in a publishing firm. Since you have good English skills combined with adequate knowledge of sentence structure and grammar, you are put into technical department. Now your job involves writing articles on finance and capital. You are that type of person who hates maths and numbers, but still you think you can manage writing by ignoring numbers. There are specific rules in English for writing...
word Do you often have trouble remembering words? Especially, English words? Well, stop worrying. We are here to help. You must have heard it that the only way to really learn is to be totally immersed in the language. But, sometimes too much theoretical knowledge can reduce your interest and might irk you down. The best way to build your vocabulary strong is by making learning a fun process. Quick tips Follow these tips and learn English faster. 1....
avoid Business meetings are the best place where employees get to communicate with each other. Meetings put forth the desired work expected out of the respected teams. Hence, what you say in a meeting matters. Whether you are expressing an idea during a meeting or making a casual comment at lunch, everything you say adds to your overall character. How you act, how you speak and how you look makes your professional impression.  Speaking fluently not only...
intro Your company has newly merged with a foreign client and your business has gone global. Now, you will encounter time differences as well as language barriers while talking to your clients.  Since English is the global language of communication, you will often speak with your clients on phone in this language. At the start, you will find it difficult to make phone calls in English. But make sure you communicate your idea properly. In the same...
difference English is usually referred as a funny and confusing language. The same holds true for grammar. Most of us are confused with the usage of the words, such as “because, as, since, for”. In the same manner, many of you might be surely confused with some other set of words. Three adverbs that often cause difficulty are ‘still, yet, and already’. They are used when actions are going to happen, or are expected to happen, or were unexpected around the...
capitalization English is a language that has a numerous set of rules pertaining to each aspect of it.  Be it grammar, punctuation or capitalization. Generally, capitalization is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter (upper-case letter) and the remaining letters in lower case. But, sometimes people get confused with the rules of capitalization. Are you the one? If so, we will help you understand the usage of capitalization better. Follow these...
differences Do you get confused when it comes to using “listen” and “hear”? Although, they may appear to be the same, but they are two different words with two different meanings. It’s time to understand the basic difference between the two. When your ear receives any sound, which is noted by the brain, then it means you have heard it. Whereas, when you make a conscious effort to hear something, it is referred to as listening. Still confused? Let’s go with an...
slang You might have heard words like dunno, cya etc., from your friends. Most of us know the meaning of these words But, have you ever wondered what these words are actually called? These words are called slang words, and they surely are a craze among youngsters.  Today, it’s impossible to be in a nightclub, or at a cutting edge art gallery, without hearing the latest slangs. These are nothing but idioms and expressions, which make other adults...
punctuation Most of us believe we are great at writing, but we all struggle with the mighty punctuations. You might be an expertise in writing, but may lose hope when it comes to punctuations. Don’t worry. Learn and overcome it as these can help you become a more effective communicator. You can learn it from famous writers that punctuation is simple and not very complicated. In other words, over the years good writers have used punctuation in ways that...
start You are tired of your job routine and so you plan  a vacation. A holiday would be a refreshing break that can de-stress you and make you feel alive. You decide to call up your friends and let them know about your plan. But, unfortunately none of your friends are free to go on a holiday with you. It makes you feel a little sad, but you don’t lose your hope and decide to travel alone.You board a plane, reach your destination and the next big thing is...
    

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