"Go over" Phrasal verb

In English phrasal verbs are very common in conversation. A verb that we may know can have a different meaning if it is followed by another word, usually a preposition. (in, on, up for example) “Look out” is a common phrasal verb. We know “look” means to actively see, but if you add “out” to make the phrasal verb “Look out” …

"End up" Phrasal verb

“End up” is a phrasal verb that can be confusing for some, so lets look at it today. End up means: become eventually, happen in the end. Lets look at some examples. “We thought about many places to go on our vacation, but we ended up staying in Tokyo during our holidays.” We considered many places to visit but eventually, finally we stayed …

Google Translate

Any new words in my Blogs? Not sure of the meaning? Try Google’s translate, it’s free!!! Google Translate Cut and paste any word to check the meaning in your own language. I often use it in my own study for new Japanese words. Try these! Elephant Shoehorn Bulldozer

"Convince"

Today let’s look at the word convince and some ways to use it. “Convince” is a verb that means to persuade someone to do something or to cause someone to believe that something is true. Look at the following examples: “At first I didn’t want to practice yoga but my wife told me that it is good exercise and that it …

What little I had…

Let’s look at the meaning of the expression “what little I had…” using some examples with an explanation. “I spent what little money I had on a new car.” This expression is most often used when talking about money so we will start with this simple example. When we say “what little money I had” we are saying that I …

Relative Pronouns

Please don’t worry too much about the title “Relative Pronouns.” This is just a name for a group of words that have a certain function or job in English. Relative pronouns are used to relate one thing to another to give more information about the person or thing being spoken about. The most important thing is to know how to use these …

Idioms "Actions speak louder than words"

Actions speak louder than words What you do is more important than what you say. The politician promised to do many things but he never did anything. The voters believed that actions speak louder than words and they soon voted him out of office. 

"Eye" Idioms

catch one`s eye – attract one`s attention, notice something “I tried to catch my friend`s eye at the movie theater but he didn`t notice me.” eyes in the back of one`s head – ability to know what happens when one`s back is turned “The teacher has eyes in the back of her head and always knows what is going on …