The words a/an and one are confusing for many learners of English, especially for learners who do not have articles in their native language. This confusion often causes unnatural sentences like 'I would like one coffee, please.' In this post I'm going to give you a simple explanation to help you understand the difference and use these words correctly.
The words concentrate and focus have almost the same meaning in English. However, contrary to what many learners think, they are not the same in the passive form. In this post, I will explain the difference.
The words this and that can sometimes be confusing for English learners. In this post, I'm going to explain a few of the differences between these two words and give some examples of their use.
Take a look at this sentence: *I had a very good travel.* This statement contains a very common mistake, even among more advanced learners. In natural English, we cannot use the noun 'travel' in this way. The word 'travel' is uncountable and it has a general meaning.
A student recently asked me to explain the usage of the verb spend. Specifically, she asked: Which prepositions should I use with spend? in? on? What structures do I use after spend time/money? So, in this post I'm going to explain.
In English, no and not have similar meanings, but they are used in different ways. It is very easy to be confused about these words. In this post, I will explain the difference.