Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

How to Use the English Past Continuous: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

english past continuous

The policeman came in.

“What were you doing on the night of the murder?” he asked.

“I was studying English grammar, Sir.”

“Oh, were you? Can you prove it?”

“I can indeed. My mom was watching a series on

Fall Head Over Heels for These 30 English Idioms About Love

english idioms about love

Did you know words like crush, fall and smitten can mean positive things?

Or that a triangle can be dangerous?

Have you ever been the apple of someone’s eye?

Idioms are crazy. Crazy fun!

They add flavor to the

He, She or It? Master Gender in English with This All-in-one Guide

gender in english

How many times have you heard that English nouns have no gender?

How many times have you been lied to, then?

Your teacher may have told you this just to make things easier for you. Or maybe they were just …

This or That? The Ultimate Guide to English Demonstrative Pronouns

demonstrative pronouns

Riddle me this: I am anything you point at, but I cannot reveal my name.

What am I?

Here you have a hint:

I change with the numbers, but gender does not affect me.

Not there yet? Here is your …

From Fairs to Novels: 21 Everyday English Words with Multiple Meanings

english words with multiple meanings

Once upon a time, there was a fair boy at the fair, and he was really fair!

There was also a bat flying around a bat, a friend of mine in a mine and a man with a bow bowing …

25 Trendy New Words in English That Native Speakers Use All the Time


Fancy a froyo, anyone?

Or a squeeze of sriracha on your hamburger?

But please, whatever you do, don’t ghost me.

I want you to stick around for the awesome post I have here for you today.

What am I

Game On! The 16 Best Online Games to Practice English


Online games to practice English changed everything for a friend of mine.

Tell me if this sounds familiar.

My friend just couldn’t get anywhere with English class. He’s a French speaker from Canada and was studying English as a second …