I have taught English for over 7 years and host two English podcasts. I am always interested in what struggles or problems English learners have when learning English. Please let me know what struggles you have and I will try to comment below with ways to fix it. Ask me anything.

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Hi there, Can you explain the grammatical reason for the use of "If i were" instead of "If I was".
Thanks in advance.

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Hi teacher :)

I have a question. I am reading the listed topics of writing essay and wondering. Some of them are set in the form of question, right? For example, 'how you would spend a million dollars.' I wonder why they don't add question mark in the end of the sentence? and change the position of 'would', which should be added before 'you'?

Or is it not a question? and what else it shoule be called? affirmative?

Thank you in advance :)

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I can't understand the difference between past tenses . I am not sure when I would use the past tense simple or past perfect .

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We use Simple Past if we give past events in the order in which they occured. However, when we look back from a certain time in the past to tell what had happened before, we use Past Perfect.

Simple Past
some time in the past

Example: Jane got up at seven. She opened her birthday presents and then the whole family went to the zoo.

Past Perfect Simple

before/up to a certain time in the past

Example: Before her sixth birthday, Jane had never been to the zoo.

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Silvy 140

Hello, I'm living in an English-speaking country, but still have a lot to learn. I still can't understand the difference between "too" and "also" and where they should be placed in the sentence. For istance: "I have a red car too" or "I have a red car also". "Are you also French?" or "Are you french too?" Thank you.

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Hey Silvana, I am a native English speaker from Canada. Even though we learn English and French in Canada I am only able to speak English no French sorry. In regards to when to use too or also: In the sentences you have given me I would say. I too have a red car. Or I also have a red car. Here is a brief explanation on how to use those two words in Sentences.

In conversation both words, too and also, are used interchangeably with the sense of “in addition”:

Our friends went too. Our friends went also.

In such a sentence the too at the end is felt to be more natural than the also. The word also is more likely to go before the verb:

Our friends also went.

The use of too in the sense of “in addition” is not confined to the end of a sentence:

I, too, believe that children are more intelligent than they are given credit for.

They, too, wanted to see the movie.

The word too can be used to modify adjectives: This coffee is too hot to drink. Here the sense of too is “to a higher degree than is desirable.”

The word also can have the meaning “in the same manner as something else.”

Few young people read Scott anymore. George Eliot is also neglected in today’s school curriculum.

In conversation it doesn’t matter whether you use too or also, or where either falls in the sentence.

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M_Vini 200

Hi, I'm from Brazil and I want to know how is the better way to practice my listening and my oral in inglish! Thanks so much!

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First of all always use spell check when your typing. You spelled English inglish in the question lol. I think that English students from Brail enjoy learning English more from watching TV shows. The show I recommend the most to watch to improve your listening and even your speaking would be a show called Seinfeld. Watch one episode everyday for three months and then practice the new sentences and phrases that you learn from the show. I bet you that after three months of doing this your English will improve a lot.

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Hye there. I need to improve my english so I need you to check on my grammar and all. Can i get your email address so I can forward my essay to you? Btw this is my email address in case if u need it. Pleaseeee reply to me. Thanks. chloeclipse@gmail.com

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Jay 140

Hello, Teacher. This is a little essay which I wrote last night. Could you check and comment it for me, please? Thank you so much.

Some people talk that we should work together with many members, however, others do not think so. Now, I will discuss this problem. First of all, group work brings a number of benefits. The main one, in my opinion, is that it enable solve plan very quickly, for example, lots of people do together so the plan will complete very soon. And dividing obvious work for each member makes the process is finished very quickly. In addition, because there are many members in group so having a number of different ideas from these members. This connection helps the process is more convenient and it also brings many different suggestions for any trouble which they have. On the other hand, the main drawback, from group work, is quite obvious. Take example, some individual person do not finish work on time so the plan will not complete as they hope. Otherwise, if one member shifts the responsibility to another person, it will makes others member feel uncomfortable and angry with this member. Likewise, almost members work hard while other are playing game, watching a film or doing individual work. Then, all of thing makes members of group lose enthusiasm and uniting. In short, working in group brings many problems and advantages for all of members.

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Hi teacher,I think I have a good knowledge of grammar and also I know we always can improve it, but, by the time I need to talk in english, I make silly mistakes, why?????

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I want to ask you about the difference between english teacher and teacher of english tell me please

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Tere is no difference. It's the same.

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Hi Ron,Grammar is so confusing. Im reading an English Grammar book and Im focusing on the connection words like adverbs,having said that I found out that Although is considered as a Adverbial clause in the statement: I have no intention of giving up although I am fed up. But Although has another function as a connective word or conjunction in the statement: She listened to me, althought she was very busy.

The meaning is similar, but my point is when is functioning as adverbial clause and when as a conjunction. how can i recognize it? Thanks,I really apreciate your time.

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Hi Ron, so whats the difference between and adverbial clause and an adverb?

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tiffy 7350

I think the biggest struggle is having less confidence and being negative thinking that learning English is hard. I also believe that having been exposed to the English language at a very young age can mean a big difference. Exposure, practice, and confidence will lead to success.

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hello I want to know how can I teach the alphapet for children in the primary school

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