Category Archives: Everyday Grammar (VOA Learning English)

Academic Writing: Common Patterns, Part 1 – VOA Learning English (Aug 17, 2017)

The new school year is beginning in communities across the United States. Many students are busy at work in their new classes. Some are already thinking about all the homework they will face in the weeks to come. Schools often … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Okay – VOA Learning English (Aug 13, 2017)

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The Excitement of Three-Part Phrasal Verbs – VOA Learning English (Aug 10, 2017)

Popular music can teach you a lot about the English language. You may not realize it, but musicians are actually teaching you about English grammar in each song they perform. Consider this song by the famous reggae artist Bob Marley. … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Make – VOA Learning English (Aug 06, 2017)

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Getting to Know the Verb ‘Get’ – VOA Learning English (Aug 03, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. So, Alice, what did you do last night? Well, I was at home, getting ready to go to the movies. I was getting my shoes on when I got a feeling that … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Uses of Well – VOA Learning English (Jul 30, 2017)

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Starting Sentences With Conjunctions – VOA Learning English (Jul 27, 2017)

The film Finding Forrester tells a story of a high school student who becomes friends with a famous writer named William Forrester. Forrester published a single book, then withdrew from public life. Forrester teaches the student about writing. In one … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Dying Grammar Rules – VOA Learning English (Jul 23, 2017)

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Why Americans Use Euphemisms – VOA Learning English (Jul 20, 2017)

Comedian George Carlin is famous for talking about language. He is famous for criticizing indirect or overly pleasant speech. Consider these lines from one of his performances: “I don’t like words that hide the truth. I don’t like words that … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Oxford Comma – VOA Learning English (Jul 16, 2017)

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