The Visual Guide to English Prepositions (Time) Part 2/2

The Visual Guide to English Prepositions (Time) Part 2/2

Prepositions are short words (on, in, to) that usually stand in front of nouns (sometimes also in front of gerund verbs). Even advanced learners of English find prepositions difficult, as a 1:1 translation is usually not possible. One preposition in your native language might have several translations depending on the situation. There are hardly any rules as to when to use which preposition. The only way to learn prepositions is looking them up in a dictionary, reading a lot in English and learning useful phrases off by heart.

The Visual Guide to English Prepositions Part 2/2 (Infographic)
Source: www.grammarcheck.net

British vs. American English: 63 Differences

British vs. American English: 63 Differences

Most of the differences between the English of the UK and the English of North America are vocabulary differences and differences in pronunciation and spelling. However, there are some differences in the way grammar is used. There are fewer differences in writing than in speaking. Grammar is always changing, and many new ways of using grammar in BrE come from AmE, because of the influence of American popular culture, American media and the Internet.

You can find out more about these differences below:

Source GrammarCheck.com

The Visual Guide to English Prepositions (Part 1/2 Place and Direction)

The Visual Guide to English Prepositions (Part 1/2 Place and Direction)

Prepositions are short words (on, in, to) that usually stand in front of nouns (sometimes also in front of gerund verbs). Even advanced learners of English find prepositions difficult, as a 1:1 translation is usually not possible. One preposition in your native language might have several translations depending on the situation. There are hardly any rules as to when to use which preposition. The only way to learn prepositions is looking them up in a dictionary, reading a lot in English and learning useful phrases off by heart.

The Visual Guide to English Prepositions Part 1/2 (Infographic)
Source: www.grammarcheck.net

28 Boring English Words Alternatives – Improve Your Writing

28 Boring English Words Alternatives – Improve Your Writing

Infographic by Jack Milgram – chapmangamo.tumblr.com

Please find below a brillant infographic with the 28 most common words that are just too boring to use and all the alternatives you can use instead. Those word alternatives will make your speech way more varied and exciting. We’re not saying that you should get rid of those boring words altogether. But changing things up a little bit will make a big difference.

All you need is just a little bit of attention and patience. After some time, you won’t even notice that you’ve upgraded your active vocabulary.

Are you ready for this? Let’s go!

English mistakes that Spanish speakers make

English mistakes that Spanish speakers make

A “false friend” is a word in one language that sounds similar to a word in another language but that means something different. For example, a common error Spanish speakers make is to use the English word “sensible” when they actually mean “sensitive”. This is because “sensitive” translates to the Spanish word “sensible”. If you are a Spanish speaker, you have probably been in similar situations before. Watch this lesson to learn about Spanish false friends and how to correct them to say what you really mean. Avoid embarrassing moments before they happen to you!