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Grammar

When to use 'a' & 'an'

Average: 3.4 (170 votes)

 

Cambridge: a university / an university?

You were probably taught at school ‘an’ should be followed by a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) and a should be followed by a consonant:

an elephant
a car

Unfortunately, this is not always true!

How to use 'whose' and ' who's'

Average: 3.5 (42 votes)

 Whose bag is this?

'Whose/who's bag is this?'

How to use 'Its' or 'It's'

Average: 3.6 (28 votes)

 

Its confusing, or it's confusing?

Do you know when we should use its and it’s?

It's

The word it's is always used as a short form of it is.

‘It’s a red umbrella.’

Collocations - words we use with 'make'

Average: 3.6 (36 votes)

'Try not to make too much noise.'

'Make' is a useful  English verb that can often be found with the words shown below. These are all common  uses of the verb 'make'.

Make a note of any new words and try to write them out in sentences and use them when you are speaking.

'Make' Collocations

Question Tags

Average: 3.7 (76 votes)

This is a large question mark, isn't it?

Question tags are often used in spoken English. A rising intonation is used to show that the question is real, whereas a falling intonation shows that the speaker just wants confirmation from the person being spoken to.

Find the extra word

Average: 4.3 (25 votes)

Read the following text. There is one mistake in each of the nine parts.  Each part has an extra word which is not needed. While reading, try and find the extra words and then check your answers at the bottom of the page.

Less V's Fewer

Average: 4.4 (46 votes)

less hair than I used to have.We use less of something with non-countable nouns: 'less sugar, less hair, less time'. You can only have fewer items of a plural/ countable nouns: 'fewer people, fewer cars, fewer shops'.