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When to use A/AN not ONE
We use A and AN in some fixed expressions to mean "one".
When to use A or AN
We choose A or AN based on sound NOT spelling.
Performative verbs: when you say a word you do the action the word describes
When you use a word like "promise" or "apologise", you are doing the action by just saying the word. In those cases, use the present simple and not the continuous.
Mental states and the present continuous for a recent change in thinking
Use the present continuous with verbs about mental states and emotions to show a new way of thinking or that we are not sure.
State verbs with the present continuous and present simple
State verbs used with the present continuous or present simple have a slightly different meaning.
Siamese Twins: a unique kind of idiom using pairs & groups of words
Siamese twins are a special kind of idiom in English made of pairs or groups of words.
How to use paragraphs in English
You must use paragraphs in English to make your writing clear. Learn how.
Casual abbreviations in English
A list of shortened words and phrases often used in casual English.
Formal abbreviations in English
A list of shortened words and phrases often used in formal English
"First time to meet" or "first time meeting"?
Understand ALMOST and MOSTLY
The Logic Trap
The Order of Adjectives in English
Live in an English world
Three ways to use -ING verbs
Countable or Uncountable
So strange AN expression
When to use CAN or BE ABLE TO for ability
Reading well to write English well
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