Countable nouns pt.2

We learned from the last blog that we don’t use A or AN with uncountable nouns. But don’t forget that we can’t use a countable noun by itself the same way we can for an uncountable noun. For example: “My friend takes the bus everywhere, he hasn’t got car.” INCORRECT“I need some more water.” CORRECT Water is not countable so we don’t need to use …

Countable and Uncountable nouns

In an earlier blog I talked about how to use A, AN and THE. We learned that A and AN mean 1.A banana = 1 banana      An apple = 1 appleWe use A and AN with nouns we can count (bananas, books etc.), but we don’t use them with nouns we can’t count. (water, music etc.) Today I …

"Play" "Do" and "Go"

Remember that we use play for games (like chess or PS3) and for sports that use a ball.  “I play baseball every Sunday afternoon.”  “Will you play tennis tomorrow after work?” “I like to play poker online.” BUT We don’t use play for sports that don’t use a ball. We use the verb do. “I do Kendo after school on Wednesdays.” (not I play Kendo…) AND we don’t use play with sports or activities that end with …

"It’s looks…" "It looks like…"

We use these phrases when we use any of our senses (see, touch, taste, smell etc.) to describe something. When we use an adjective we do not add “like.” “This soba tastes delicious!” (Not …tastes likedelicious.) “That roller coaster looks scary!” (Not …looks like scary.) The first examples uses adjectives to describe nouns, delicious soba and a scary roller coaster. We use …

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 …

"I used to" and "I’m used to"

“I used to” and “I’m used to” can be easy to confuse. What’s the difference? Good question. Let me explain with some examples… We say I used to when we talk about something that we we did in the past, but now we don’t.“I used to ride the Chuo line everyday.” This means that I rode the Chuo line everyday in the past, …