Much or Many? English grammar (+Video)

Much or Many – Do you know how to use these words? In this post you will learn how with natural English examples. Read to the end and then watch my” MUCH Vs. MANY” video! In English we use the words MUCH and MANY to show there is a large amount of something. Much Much is used with uncountable nouns …

How to use the adverb EVEN (12 examples)

In this post, you will learn how to use the adverb EVEN in natural English conversation. Learn 2 ways to use this adverb with 12 real examples and 2 helpful infographics! I was talking to my Canadian friend last week who also lives in Japan. We were talking about how hard many Japanese people work. They will not miss work, …

English Idiom – You get what you pay for! + Adverbs of probability (2019)

In this English blog post, I want to teach you some helpful English that I taught to one of my private students here in Japan. The content of this post is from a real lesson, a natural conversation with some useful English grammar and expressions. Natural English, from a native speaking teacher is the best way to learn.  Video is …

Useful English vocabulary – still

Useful English vocabulary – still Today we’ll look at the word still and how we use it in English. ‘Still’ has a few meanings but today we’ll look at how it compares to yet. still is an adverb and means – an action is continuing, it hasn’t stopped. Still usually comes before the verb that hasn’t stopped yet. “I want to …

Useful English vocabulary – Reader question "Yet"

Useful English vocabulary – Using the adverb YET A follower on my English Facebook asked me about the word “YET” and how we use it in English. Let’s look at the meaning with a few examples – A: Are you ready to go? B: Not yet. I need 5 more minutes. Yet is an adverb and can mean – up to …

Helpful English practice! Using adverbs – Lately and Hardly

Lately and Hardly Lately is an adverb that means recently. “Have you been to the shopping mall lately? 4 new stores opened 2 weeks ago.” “I lost 3 kilograms! I stopped eating chocolate and lately I have been riding my bicycle to work.” Hardly is an adverb that means only just, almost not. “Jerry must not be feeling well. He hardly ate …

Useful English practice! Adjectives and Adverbs II

Adjectives and Adverbs II We use the adjective good with nouns. “The movie we watched on Saturday was good.” Movie is a noun. The adverb form is well. “David Beckham plays soccer well.” Play is a verb. Sometimes we use well as an adjective when we talk about our heath. A: “How are you today?” B: “I’m wellthanks.” “My Uncle …

English vocabulary practice! How to use Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs We use adjectives to add information to nouns. That dog is big. It’s late. William looks hungry. We use adverbs to describe verbs. That dog ran away quickly. William never works on Saturdays. I only had coffee for breakfast.  Some adverbs are just adjectives with an extra –ly. These usually tell us how something is done. quiet – quietlybad – badlyperfect …