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For grammar lovers

Are you a grammar guru? Do this BBC quiz to find out.

If I eat too much chocolate …

We use the first conditional to talk about something that will happen (the result), if a particular condition (which is likely to happen) is met. An example: If you eat too much of that chocolate cake, you’ll feel ill afterwards. If you’re not sure how to form a sentence like this, take a look atContinue Reading

A little bit of English grammar

Do you remember when to use present simple and when to use present continuous? We use the present simple to talk about habits (the things that we do regularly), facts (things that are always true) or states (facts that are true for a long time). We use the present continuous to talk about an activity that’s happening now,Continue Reading

Fewer versus less

If you’re not sure when to use “fewer” and when to use “less”, you might like to read this article here. Weltchek Writes explains it nicely.

Is it “which” or is it “that”?

Grammar Girl has written an article (link to: quickanddirtytips.com) on when to use “which” and when to use “that”. And she offers a nice little rule to help you remember the difference.  

Using the correct prepositions can boost your English!

A lot of people are not sure how to use prepositions with days, months, seasons, times and so on. Yes, they can be a bit tricky. Practise prepositions of time with the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s little exercises here. How well did you do? PS This doesn’t seem to work in Safari. So I used my Chrome browser.

Are you a grammar wizard?

Is it ‘there’, ‘they’re’ or ‘their’? Test your grasp of grammar with the Daily Post’s grammar quiz – 10 phrases with common grammatical mistakes. Watch out, though. Some of the answers might surprise you!

Warning! Are you making these grammar mistakes?

If you’d like to improve your English grammar, you might like these 41 little grammar rules to follow to sound smarter (link to: rd.com).

Good, better and … ?

This car is expensive. It is more expensive … the other car. It is the … car I’ve ever possessed. Can you fill in the answers? How good is your English grammar? Do the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s little test to find out.

“Yesterday” is a signal word

Is it … Where were you yesterday? Where have you been yesterday? Where had you been yesterday? Where will you be yesterday? Do this little quiz (link to br.de) – with its 16 questions – to find out whether you know your English tenses.