English Grammar

performative verbs

List of 28 Most Common Performative Verbs with Examples

Though you probably haven’t read about them in textbooks of grammar handbooks, you may have heard about a class of verbs called “performative verbs.” They don’t constitute a grammatical category of their own, but have found interest in fields of linguistic anthropology and philosophy. So what exactly are they? Well, they’re essentially verbs that perform […]

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subordinating conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions: BECAUSE, SINCE, LIKE, WHEN, IF, AS, …

A conjunction is a word that grammatically connects two words, phrases, or clauses together. The most common examples are words like “and” and “but.” For example, “I took the subway, and got off at 96th Street.” Or, “I took the subway, but there was a delay.” However, conjunctions can come in many forms with many […]

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coordinating conjunctions

FANBOYS: 7 Coordinating Conjunctions with Examples

A conjunction is a word that grammatically connects two words, phrases, or clauses together. The most common examples are words like “and” and “but.” For example, “I took the subway, and got off at 96th Street.” Or, “I took the subway, but there was a delay.” However, conjunctions can come in many forms with many […]

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strong vs weak, life vs live

Life vs Live: Difference between Live and Life

Hello English explorers! This post is going to talk about the difference between live and life. The biggest difference is going to be the part of speech category it falls into. Meaning, is it a verb, adjective or noun. Let’s start with live. Generally live is a verb and it is an action. This means to […]

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you know that

Difference between Was Going To, Was Thinking Of, Was Wondering

The difference between: A. Was/Were going to B. Was/were thinking of C. Was/were wondering English learners often get certain English words confused. Especially when taken in similar context. When talking about plans or thoughts, we often use the terms “going to”, “thinking of” and “wondering”. Here’s an explanation of each one. Grammar Firstly, all three […]

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breath vs breathe

Breath vs Breathe

Unlike some cases in which only the correct spelling of the word in question is the issue, breath and breathe are both correctly spelled but are completely different words. So, what is the difference and when do you use each word? Breath (noun): spell /brɛθ/ the air that is taken into and expelled out of the […]

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