Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and homophones

Difinitions Antonyms : are words that mean the opposite. Synonyms : are words that have the same meaning. Homonyms : are words that sound and spelled the same, but have different meanings. Homophones : are words that have the same pronunciation, but have different spelling and meaning. Examples Antonyms Old, Young White, Black Boy, GirlContinue reading “Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and homophones”

Figures of speech

What is the figure of speech A figure of speech is a word or phrase that is used in a non-literal way to create an effect. This effect used in the deliberate arrangement of words to achieve something poetic, or imagery as in the use of language to suggest a visual picture or make an idea more vivid. TypesContinue reading “Figures of speech”

Types of sentences

A sentence is the largest unit of any language. In English, it begins with a capital letter and ends with a full-stop, or a question mark, or an exclamation mark. The sentence is generally defined as a word or a group of words that expresses a thorough idea by giving a statement/order, or asking a question, orContinue reading “Types of sentences”

TOEFL vs IELTS

What is the IELTS? IELTS is an abbreviation for International English Language Testing System. The test is available in two formats: ‘IELTS Academic’, for those planning to study at a higher education level abroad; and ‘IELTS General Training’, which focuses on social skills and workplace contexts. What is the TOEFL? TOEFL is an acronym forContinue reading “TOEFL vs IELTS”

Most common adjectives in English

What is an adjective? It’s a word that modifying the meaning of a noun or the pronoun . Types of adjectives : Descriptive adjectives : New, old, big, little, fast, slow… Possessive : my, his, our, your, their, her,his,hers, mine, its, theirs, ours… Quantitative : first, second, third, few, all… Interrogative: which, what, whose… DemostrativeContinue reading “Most common adjectives in English”

12 most misunderstood words

Historical You think it means : historiac. It means : pertaining to the past, but not necessarily important to it or a part of it. Novel You think it means : any book. It means : a book that is a work of fiction. Less You think it means : fewer. It means : aContinue reading “12 most misunderstood words”

Conjunctions

What is a conjunction? It is a connective word that links words, phrases and clauses. Types of conjunctions : Coordinating conjunctions : (for, but, and, nor, or, yet, so) Subordinating conjunctions : (While, Where, When, Until, Unless, Though, Since, Because, Although , After, If, Even if) Correlative conjunctions : (either… Or, both… and, whether… or,Continue reading “Conjunctions”

What is syntax?

The definition of syntax : The word “syntax” comes from the Ancient Greek for “ordering together.” syntax refers to the set of rules that determines the arrangement of words in a sentence. It is also the set of rules that helps readers and writers make sense of sentences. So Syntax is one of the majorContinue reading “What is syntax?”

How to speak English fluently

When you learn any language you need to practice speaking it beside studying it’s strucures and vocabulary, so you need daily plan to improve your fluency, so here are some important tips to speak English fluently : 1-Stop learning English as just a “textbook subject” Try to view English more as a way of lifeContinue reading “How to speak English fluently”

Apps for language exchange

What is the language exchange?? If you want to have an English speaker partner, and you want to teach some one your native language, so you may need to check language exchange websites like Conversation Exchange , so this way enables you to chatting, texting, or correcting mistakes with your partner. Best language exchange appsContinue reading “Apps for language exchange”