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Category Archives: Grammar Rules

November 21, 2016

While English is technically one language, many words (especially slang) vary across American, British, and Australian English. These common English words have different meanings in different countries. Students can keep this helpful resource in mind when learning English, regardless of which dialect is studied. Spelling Differences While spelling varies in all three countries, there are […]

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October 26, 2016

While a classroom setting is important for learning a new language, there are other ways to build skills and increase familiarity with new words and phrases. While the following activities and games can certainly be used in a class, they are perfect for practice at home with friends or a study group. Charades Acting out […]

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December 8, 2015

New York City is a hub of culture. With countless museums, neighborhood events, festivals, and more, the city is the perfect place to practice speaking English while soaking in the wealth of language and culture. There are so many great ways to practice that it might be difficult to know where to start—but here are […]

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September 8, 2015

English is a difficult language to learn, and English grammar is tricky even for native speakers. It’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, but with these tips, even beginners will start to grasp the language. -Read, read, read! Read as much as you can in English to help build your […]

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August 4, 2015

Would you believe it if someone told you that modern-day hip-hop artists have larger vocabularies than William Shakespeare? According to an infographic published by data scientist Matt Daniels, the vocabulary featured in Shakespeare’s entire body of work is dwarfed by dozens of hip-hop legends. For example, for every 5,000 unique words Shakespeare used in his […]

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May 21, 2015

English grammar can be confusing for people new to the language. As you learn English, you will sometimes hear words that sound the same with very different meanings. These words are called homophones. When speaking, homophones shouldn’t confuse you. However, when you are writing or reading, you may encounter phrases with terms that sound the […]

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May 18, 2015

Does your native language contain multiple forms of a given verb to distinguish the time an action happened? Many languages do not, and that is why many ESL students find learning this part of English grammar hard to master. This concept is referred to as a “verb tense.” When learning English, proper tense usage is […]

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March 27, 2014

English as a foreign language is one of the hardest to learn. The small nuances in speech, the seemingly unlimited number of grammar rules, and the amount of synonyms each word has all add up to why learning English is so difficult. Students who are just now starting to learn the language can feel inundated […]

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April 16, 2013

Synonyms can be a difficult subject to grasp for English as a Second Language students. Synonyms can be very confusing for those who do not speak English as a native language simply because they do not understand the dictionary definition of them. An excellent way to learn synonyms in an ESL class is to study […]

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March 22, 2013

English is full of tricky grammar rules. It’s sometimes hard to remember what word goes where and when. Practice, however, makes perfect, so it’s important to constantly review your grammar tips. This is where ESL school, American Language Communications Center, can help. We offer a wide range of grammar tips to help improve your English […]

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