For or Since?
Many people don’t know the proper use of FOR and SINCE
“SINCE” is used for specific time
Since 2o’ clock
“FOR” is used, when the time is not clear
For many years (how many years?)
For a day (Which day)
For the whole year (which year?)
For two hours (which two hours of the day?)
He”s n’t at work today (Wrong)
If you want to say in short, then better say
He isn’t at work today (correct)
Don’t put apostrophe “s” twice joining two words.
As a 11 years, English Teacher, the following post takes you to a 15 minutes researched and constructive journey which will potentially change your perception about English.
Before moving further, I want to highlight about how specific English words have lost their meaning. Rightly so, as English is regarded to be a funny language and if the learning phase is devoid of fun and frolic, then you possibly won’t enjoy much. On the same lines, there is a word namely “Gay” which was primarily used for “Happiness”. I still remember that I have used this word so many times primarily to express my state of mind by saying, that I am gay. However, with the passage of time, it’s another meaning possibly held a far greater significance and if today, I will use this word again, then in all probability, others will be confused and surprised regarding my gender as well. Isn’t it?
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Yes, English isn’t just easy to understand but speak as well.
Yes, English grammar (TENSES) are the easiest thing to happen to you, if you get systematic guidance.
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Let’s guide you step-by-step
Many don’t know where and how to use “I, ME or MY”?
He is taller than I (wrong)
He is taller than MY (wrong)
He is taller than ME (correct)
- Let’s explain
“I” will never be used at the end of sentence
“I” is a subject
I am going
Now, if there are two subjects, “I” follows next
Saddam and my are going out of station (wrong)
Saddam and I are going to attend the event (correct)
Saddam and I are going out of station (correct)
Saddam and me are going out of station (wrong)
On Sunday or In Sunday?
Always use ON with days of the week
- Many of you don’t know whether to use
DID WENT OR DID GO?
Here is the detailed answer:-
You need to add the FIRST FORM OF VERB in sentences where “DID” is used
He didn’t went (wrong)
He didn’t go (correct)
They didn’t listened me (wrong)
They didn’t listen (correct)
You didn’t wanted me to go there (wrong)
You didn’t want me to go there (correct)
I didn’t liked the image (Wrong)
I didn’t like the mango (correct)
She didn’t watered the plants (Wrong)
She didn’t water the plants (correct)
YOU NEED TO ADD FIRST FORM OF VERB WITH DID (as above)
Now, before moving further, let me ask you
Are you very serious to improve your English now?
Aren’t you getting a high-paying job just because you don’t know English well?
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Who and Whom – Mistakes
Who is the subjective pronoun like I, we, you, they, He , she, it
Whom is the objective pronoun Like me, us, you, them, him, her
Who and Whom both denotes the human-beings, But, their use is different
Whom – Where is it used?
Will be used for an individual – no organization or company
No sentence will start with “Whom”
Whom will always be used in the middle
I consulted the doctor whom I met on train (whom refers to the person )
Who – Where is it used?
It is used for subjective pronouns such as I, we you, they, he, she, it
Who was the doctor whom you consulted?
Ans. I consulted the doctor whom I met on train (whom refers to the person)
Let’s take the use of “Who”
Who was that person?
He is my friend
Who was with you yesterday?
He was my English Teacher
Who was accompanying you last night?
He was my mentor
Who was with you in car?
He was my father.
Let’s take use of “WHOM”
I met the architect in my office whom I greeted in the party last night
I am very happy to shake hands with the Prime Minister whom I met at the airport.
Whom should I talk for getting this work done in the department?
To who was this letter directed?
Whom do you believe for getting this work done professionally?
I am in a fix with whom, I am going to partner for the show
Many of you don’t know
Where should we use “Should”, “Could” and “Would”?
In all the following examples, we are giving suggestion. So, we are using, “Should”
- You should visit doctor as you are ill
- He should go to school now, as rains have stopped
- You should cover your ears, as it is cold outside
- She should drink the juice as doctor has advised him to
- He shouldn’t play outside, as the ground is slippery due to overnight
Could – Used for Capabilities
Things which you used to do in the past, but not any more now
When I was younger, I could walk for an hour, but not now
He could’t call me yesterday, as the signals were weak
The train couldn’t reach the station on time, as the weather was not clear
The patient couldn’t stand for more than a minute, as he was too weak
The interviewee could easily pass all the rounds last month, as he was thoroughly prepared
Would – Used for making POLITE OFFERS
- Would you hold the cup for me ?
- Would you like to accompany us for lunch tomorrow?
- Would you like to take a picture of us?
- Would you like to spend this weekend in park?
- Would you like to play the game ?
Would – Refer to hypothetical situations. In other, words, we use”would” for “un-real” situations
- If people are kind at heart, then we wouldn’t see so many problems in the country
- If I become the leader, I would do various noteworthy changes
- If political parties are honest, then the country would become very progressive
Important things to know
Never use “TO” after could, should and would
You shouldn’t to sleep right now (wrong)
You shouldn’t sleep right now (correct)
Now, before moving further, I would like to confidently say, that by the time, you will finish reading the complete post, your basics will be clear to a great extent, provided that you show seriousness.
English is important in any field. So, if you are the masters in it, then potentially you can reach the zenith earlier, as compared to others. Therefore, it is important to polish skills.
In the rest of the following article, I am sharing my experiences of how I mastered over this language in a full fledged way along with giving easy and practical steps which will help English Learners massively.
My passion for enhancing English skills grew from my childhood days as I was in early years of my schooling. Till I was in class 6th, my English was not even upto the mark then. I used to get punishment from teachers as well as parents for failing to get requisite marks in any subject and English was not an exception.
Although, I was able to understand to what others used to speak, yet I couldn’t communicate with them in English and I believe that most of us face such predicament. Isn’t it?
However, soon I got counseling from one of my uncles who equally happened to be a HOD in a University. He is a really nice man. I must say. He gave me enough reasons to polish my English, since all other subjects are primarily based on English as well and later on even a high paying professional life is based on good grasp of English language. So, if I will improve my English, I can equally be able to have a better control over other subjects too which can equally help me get the job of my dream. That was the day which proved to be a change for me.
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I got confidence and enrolled myself for a mass communication course in Lucknow University after passing with high grades in 10+2 and soon started working for a newspaper namely Hindustan Times.
Yes, there wasn’t even an iota of doubt or confusion now. It has been years, still I know what I had learnt way back then and all of those awesome concepts and basic understanding is still fresh in my mind.
Here, I am highlighting some of the pleasant changes which I learnt just on the first day of referring the English grammar books
For example, I came to know many of the following things:-
How enthusiasm and happiness can be used. Lets find out.
I am enthusiasm or I am happiness (wrong)
I am an enthusiastic person (used as adjective) (or if we want to use the word “Enthusiasm” then we can say
I am full of enthusiasm (used as noun)
I am happy (used as noun)
I am full of happiness (used as adjective)
After all, English is all about learning the intricacies. One of the most common mistakes which people commit while making the use of “older” and “elder”
Both the term means that you are younger to the other person. However, both of them are used in different ways. For example,
- He is older to me (correct)
- My brother is older to me (Wrong)
Now, I am explaining to you.
We use “elder” with those people who have blood relations with us. While for others we use “older”
I am going to give you another example in order to help you understand in a better way.
- I am elder to my cousin brother. (correct)
- My friend’s father is older to him. (correct)
Hope, you have got the difference between the two.
Another most common mistake which people mistake pertaining to 12o’ clock
If it’s day time, then we will be saying, It’s 12 noon and if its 12 at night, then it’s 12 midnight.
One simply cannot say 12 am or pm.
I will reach there by 12 noon. (correct)
I will return home by 12 midnight. (correct)
One of the other mistakes which we make at the time of examinations
We usually say,
I have given the examination (wrong)
We should say
I have taken the exam (right)
Even though, it’s literal meaning is totally opposite to what we want to say. Isn’t it?