Category Archives: Everyday Grammar (VOA Learning English)

Studying Sentence Patterns to Improve Your Writing: Part One – – VOA Learning English (Jun 22, 2017)

Many English learners have spent a lot of time studying the parts of speech: adjectives, nouns and verbs, for example. But sometimes studying the English sentence from a larger perspective is useful. One way to get a bigger view of … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Quoted Speech – VOA Learning English (Apr 16, 2017)

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Everyday Grammar: Linking Verbs – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

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Disagreements in Everyday Conversation – VOA Learning English (Feb 16, 2017)

For VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Imagine that you are walking down the street in an American city. You might hear short conversations as you pass people. One such short conversation might sound like this: A: Should we … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Maybe vs. May Be – VOA Learning English (Feb 12, 2017)

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Common Adverbs in Conversation: Amplifiers, Downtoners – VOA Learning English (Feb 09, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Imagine you are at a business meeting. You have just presented a plan to your business partners. They want to give suggestions for how to make your plan better. The conversation might … Continue reading

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You Can Use the Simple Past Tense to Make Polite Offers – VOA Learning English (Jan 26, 2017)

Imagine you are at a café in the United States. The server walks toward you and asks the following question: Did you want cream for your coffee? You might ask yourself how you should answer. What is the server talking … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Expressions With “Other” – VOA Learning English (Jan 22, 2017)

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Learn 10 Separable Phrasal Verbs – VOA Learning English (Jan 19, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/10/9/92/9282d092-3adb-4654-94b8-38dc4beb87ac.mp4 Welcome back to Everyday Grammar from VOA Learning English. Today we return to a very common verb form in English – phrasal verbs. You will find one phrasal verb in every 192 words of written English. They will make … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Would You Mind – VOA Learning English (Dec 25, 2016)

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