belong to

Belong TO and Belong IN

Since in most cases there are no grammatical rules to tell you which preposition is used with which verb, it is a good idea to learn (some of) them together. For example, it can be confusing that the verb belong can be used with the prepositions to, in, and also with. belong ‘to’ Let’s start ...
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practice exercises

Do Practice Exercises

In this article we will speak about the importance of doing practice exercises throughout the learning process. Why do practice exercises? An essential part of learning a language is practising. What do we mean by practice? We mean the traditional practice exercises you find in course books, workbooks, and nowadays also on websites. You do ...
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benefits of learning languages

Some Benefits of Learning Languages

Benefits of learning languages Learning languages has several cultural, social, educational, and job related advantages. But you know all that. In this article we will talk a little bit about the benefits it has on our brain. Growing up bilingual I think we all know, or have heard, that growing up with two languages is ...
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causative

The Causative in English

We are going to discuss the English causative construction in this article. And this will make you feel so much better! Meaning What is a causative construction? Causation means that one person causes another person or thing to do something, for example: I made him cry. He got the mechanic to repair his car. We ...
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the -ing form

The -ing Form after Prepositions

Why is the -ing form of the verb used after prepositions? And is it the case with EVERY preposition or are there exceptions? Functions of the -ing form When we learn English, we learn early on that verbs have a so called -ing form. This usually happens when we learn about the progressive (or continuous) ...
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Learning English Words

Learning English Words

As promised in the previous post with our English learning tips, now we will give you some tips on how you can learn English words efficiently. You can choose the methods that best suit you or apply all of them to boost your vocabulary. Learning English words is easy with: Post-its In your home and ...
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reading English books

Six English Learning Tips

In this post we will give you some English learning tips helping you to learn and improve your English more effectively, quickly and with more fun. 6 English learning tips Surround yourself with English: Let your brain take it in without making an effort. Switch on the news or some other show on TV, radio ...
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learning the english tenses

Past Perfect: The Tenses in English 7

There are four past tenses in English (as there are four of present and of future as well): past simple, past continuous, past perfect, and past perfect continuous. Now we are going to talk about the latter two. Past Perfect (Simple) Form Affirmative                   Question                    Negative I had lived                         had I lived?                 I hadn’t (had ...
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clear auxiliaries

Do, does, did, and other auxiliaries

Many learners of English sooner or later face the auxiliaries do/does and did. In this post we will discuss what they are, when to use them, and how to use them. In order to make it clearer, we will talk about the other auxiliaries as well. What are do/does and did? They are all auxiliary ...
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‘Have’ or ‘have got’?

Should I use have or have got? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then this is for you. Two tricky forms that many learners of English find confusing are have and have got. Let us therefore see how to use them correctly. Meaning of have and have got ‘Have‘ and ‘have got‘ have ...
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