Whether you are a beginner or you have advanced proficiency but feel that your grammar is weak, below are some free books that contain a mixture of textbooks and workbooks will likely be beneficial to you! 1) English 4U English 4U […]
In English, we usually give short yes/no answers to questions using tag endings. For example, if I ask you, “Do you speak English?” you answer, “Yes, I do.” The I do part of your answer is the tag ending. Always use tag endings when you give short yes/no answers…
Here it is – the bilingual grammar glossary (英語文法用語) ! Why do you need to know this? If you are a native Japanese speaker, you have likely learned English in the context of Japanese; you have probably learned all the linguistic terms in Japanese, but not in English. Also, probably when you wrote English exams in school, the directions were all in Japanese. Why is this? I’m not sure, but I’ll bet that it’s probably a result of the “grammar translation method”(文法訳読式教授法) that was traditionally popular in Japan. When you learn another language, however, ideally you should do so through that language!
Most English prepositions have several different functions, and at the same time, different prepositions can have very similar uses. Many nouns, verbs, and adjectives are normally used with particular prepositions, and as the correct preposition cannot easily be guessed, you […]
Since I started to teach in Japan, I have noticed a recurrent problem with adverb use, namely the use of and difference between certain organizational adverbs – specifically after all, finally, at last, in the end, and eventually. Theses are unfortunately all translated as “ついに” or “結局は” in Japanese, but that doesn’t always work in English. This post explains.