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The difference between ALL, EVERY and EACH in English

All vs. Every vs. Each

We have already seen the difference between All day vs. Every day vs. Everyday. Well, I have just created a new chart about the difference between All, Every and Each with other words: Note: This chart only shows some of the differences between these words. We have much more information with many more example sentences […]

The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English

Few vs. Little

I have a new chart for you. The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English. (These are known grammatically as quantifiers) There are more notes at the bottom of this page: Much, Many, Lot, Few, Little which includes more example sentences. Once you feel comfortable with the difference, try our interactive game where you need […]

The meaning of the English Idiom: Throw in the towel. Includes Origin and example sentences.

Throw in the towel – idiom

To throw in the towel = to quit; to give up; to concede defeat The origin of this idiom comes from boxing. When a boxer is being hit too much, is losing the fight and has great difficultly to continue, then sometimes his coach (or trainer) will throw a towel (or a sponge) into the boxing ring to […]

Seagulls steal food sign at a cafe in New Zealand. Includes English vocabulary meaning.

Seagulls steal food

As I mentioned on social media, I spent two months back in my home country of New Zealand. (If you don’t already follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you really should because I publish things multiple times a week) Not only did I have a good time catching up with friends and family, but I also took many photos […]

Was / Were - To Be in Past Tense

Was / Were – To Be in Past Tense

We have a new chart for you: Was and Were – To Be in the past tense We also have this chart about using Was and Were in short answers. You can see more example sentences using Was and Were here: To Be in Past Tense Was / Were Games Try our interactive games to […]

SO + Auxiliary + Subject compared with TOO

So, Too, Neither, Either

I have just created two new charts. The first chart shows the structure of So + Auxiliary + Subject. This is used to show agreement (and how you or someone else is similar) with a positive statement that the first person said. The second chart shows the structure of Neither + Auxiliary + Subject. This […]

Catfish joke in English with vocabulary and an explanation of why it is funny.

The Catfish Joke

Vocabulary Catfish – (noun) a species of fish. To fish – (verb) to try and catch/hunt for fish, usually with a fishing rod. Rod – (noun) the pole/stick that has a (nylon) line and hook to catch fish. Rod is a short way of saying  fishing rod. The joke Fisherman A: Have you ever seen […]

Television of THE Television. When do you use the article THE? Television, TV, Tele.

Television or The Television

Which of the following is correct? Is there anything on the television tonight? Is there anything on television tonight? The second sentence without the article THE is correct. Why? When we talk about television in the sense of television programs (UK = programmes) that are broadcast (= transmitted), we DO NOT use the article THE. […]

The difference between TO, TOO and TWO in English - Meanings and Example sentences

To, Too or Two

  To, Too and Two are three words that native English speakers sometimes spell incorrectly when writing. WHY? Because these three words are Homophones. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. So To, Too and Two are pronounced the same though […]

Woodward English on Instagram

Woodward English on Instagram

This is to let you know that you can now find us on Instagram. Yes, we will now add any new charts and images that we create onto Instagram for those that like spending time there. Eventually we will also add some of the charts we have already created too. So remember, follow us there: Woodward English on Instagram Have […]