[display_podcast] Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And I send this to all of our readers, no matter whether you celebrate Christmas in your culture or not – may you all have a wonderful and prosperous 2009. Christmas is.
Question from Cathy in Canada: Can we say I arrive to work at 9 o’clock or do we need to use “at”? Also can we say I was late to class or do we need to use “in”? Thank you..
Question from Khadija in Morocco: What is the difference between ‘hear’ and ‘listen’? Answer: Hi, Khadija. Thank’s for your question, I’m sure that the difference between ‘listen‘ and ‘hear‘ is not clear for a lot of English language learners. Let’s.
Question from English4Today member Gireesh in the United Arab Emirates: Which one of the following sentences is correct having the meaning like “cannot accept…” ? 1) We regret to accept your letter….. 2) We regret not to accept your letter…….
Question from English4Today member Khadija in Morocco When can we use “how about” and when can we use “what about”? Hi Khadija. This is another one of those situations, and we’ve discussed quite a few of them here, where you.
Question from Jadie in the USA How would the word hunter be spelled in the following sentence? The sentence might go something like, “The hunter’s steel trap secured my foot to the forest floor.” Would the correct spelling be hunters,.
Question from English4Today member Vin in the USA: What is it called when letters are substituted for words, i.e., LOL stands for Laugh out loud. Hi Vin, they are everywhere and they are called ‘acronyms‘! An acronym was originally a.
It’s not that unusual in fiction for dramatic events in an author’s life to enter into the work of fiction that they are creating. It’s perhaps a lot less common when that real life drama is happening at the same.
Question from English4Today member, Irene in Canada: Using the services of my company ENSURES the task is completed correctly, on time & on budget! OR 2) Using the services of my company INSURES the task is completed correctly, on time.
Donuts! You might be wondering what that has to do with New Year or the English language – well read on and you’ll find out why Homer Simpson’s love of donuts may be his personal ‘lucky charm‘. First, Happy New.