Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

What’s the Difference Between To and Too? A Too-simple Guide to Mastering These Important English Words

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Sometimes the littlest problems seem the most annoying.

Like when you have an itch you can’t scratch.

Or when you accidentally drop a pen behind your bed, and you just… can’t… reach it.

Or when you use “to” when you

6 Typical Conversations Between Two Friends in English

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Hotels. Business meetings. Taxis.

You may know how to use English in these places.

You may know the right English phrases to book a room for the night, to make a business deal, to use transportation.

But other conversations can …

Step Up Your Language Game with These 12 English Grammar Lessons

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You know that bad feeling you get when you avoid doing something?

Like taking out the trash, ironing your clothes, writing an assignment or cleaning the house?

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, isn’t it?

You might be sitting on the couch

English Verb Tenses: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Topic

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Did you see the new movie everyone is talking about?

You know the one. Have you seen it?

Had you seen it before it was available on Netflix?

But you are going to see it, right?

People who ask

100 English Idioms with Meanings and Examples

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I’ve never said “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

Not once in my life.

Not seriously, anyway.

And I’m a native English speaker.

“It’s raining cats and dogs” is another way of saying, “It’s raining a lot.” This is often given …

Want to Learn English? Here’s Exactly How to Do It

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“If you want to learn English, listen to music in English.”

“I knew a guy who learned English just from watching TV.”

Have you heard people say things like this?

If so, maybe it made you feel frustrated.…

English Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns: A Self-study Guide

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Do you like to do things yourself?

Maybe you grow your own vegetables, cut your own hair and do your own repairs.

Maybe you are self-studying English, or learning English by yourself. But whether you have gotten this far …