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Prepositions plus '-ing'

Average: 3.9 (66 votes)

Take a look at the following two sentences - which one is correct and why?

Are you interested in studying English?
Are you interested in study English?

That's right, the first sentence is correct. But why?

Prepositions To and At

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

Take a look at the two sentences. They are similar; yet, they have different meanings. What is the difference?

'Throw it to him.'
'Throw it at him.'

As you can see the prepositions in each sentence are different. Here's how the prepositions change the meaning:

How to use Even

Average: 3.9 (38 votes)

'Everyone seems to have a tattoo these days - even my mother has one!'

If you have seen or heard the word even in English but were unsure of how to use it, this page is for you!

even for surprise

The word even is used to show that something is surprising or unusual; it is more than we would expect:

What are Split Infinitives?

Average: 3.9 (21 votes)

To go is an infinitive. In many languages, infinitives are made up of one word; however, in English they are made of two. You may have learned in school that you should never split an infinitive - this is not true. In today's English, it is perfectly acceptable to split infinitives.

Review: It's and Its

Average: 4 (24 votes)

Some time ago, we looked at the difference in use between it's and its. Please take a moment to review the key information by following the link to the lesson below. When you think that you have understood, try the exercise. 

Link: It's and Its

 

Between and Among

Average: 3.8 (28 votes)

Here we take a look at the prepositions of place between and among. We'll look at how to use them and the difference between them.

between

Between means 'in or into the space which separates at least two places, people or objects.'

Using About, Around and -ish

Average: 2.8 (5 votes)

'How many people were at the party?'

Subject verb agreement

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

Take a look at the two following sentences. Which is correct?

'She likes flowers.'
'She like flowers.'

I hope that you said that the first sentence, 'She likes flowers is correct', is correct. But why is it correct?

How to use Some and Any

Average: 3.5 (165 votes)

'I bought some bread' or 'I bought any bread'?

Some

Countable and uncountable

Some is used with both countable and uncountable nouns:

Which sentences have mistakes? part 4

Average: 2.5 (10 votes)

Take a look at the following seven sentences and decide if they have any mistakes or if they are correct.

Click on why below to find out what is wrong with the mistake sentences.