A list of shortened words and phrases often used in casual English
This list will help you understand casual English abbreviations. These are often used on the web or in SMS messages and emails between friends. The written examples are all casual English. This way of writing is very informal, and some people think it is very bad. Use these kinds of abbreviations very carefully. Don't use them in business emails or with people you don't know very well. You'll make a bad impression.Read more · 続きを読む
How many is "few", "a few", "some", "several" and "many"?
For native English speakers, it is usually important to say how much or how many of something there is. We like to know. If you say "I have books" or "I have CDs", the sentence sounds unfinished. It's better to say "I have some books" or "I have a lot of CDs".
The question many people often ask is "How many is 'some'?" or "How many is 'few'?" Well, I don't know exactly either!
English speakers sometimes like to use words that are unclear. We might use words that express about how many of a thing we mean. Maybe we don't want to count, we don't know how many there are, or we don't want to say how many we are talking about. Whatever the reason, if you want to sound natural in English, it is a good idea to use words like this to talk about number.
A list of shortened words and phrases often used in English
Written English uses many abbreviations. Often these are used in business emails, notes and memos. This list will help you understand English abbreviations.Read more · 続きを読む
How to use "though", and the difference between "though" and "although".
"Although" and "though" are confusing. However, "although" is actually very easy. "Though" is a difficult word that can be used in a few ways. We will talk a lot about "though", and then think about "although" at the end.
Though can be used in a few different ways in English:
Let's talk about each one.Read more · 続きを読む