Tag Archives: Adjectives

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 […]

The pronunciation of ED at the end of words in English - Past Tense, Past Participles and Adjectives.

ED Pronunciation in English

In English there are many words that end in ED. There are the regular verbs in past tense that end in ED (like wanted, looked and cleaned etc.), there are regular past participles that end in ED (needed, watched, used etc.), and there are also adjectives that end in ED (e.g. shocked, bored etc.). However, did […]

Word order of Adjectives before a Noun in English

Word order of Adjectives before a Noun

We have created a new Grammar Page about the most common order of Adjectives before a noun. Why do I say the most common order? Because there seems to be no fixed, definitive order for adjectives when they appear before a noun. The information we have compiled on that page, which was then used for […]

Different colours in English

Colors – Colours

We have just created a chart of the main colors in English which will be useful for students just beginning to learn English. You can find more about colors here: Colors in English Also discover the difference between Color and Colour as well as between Gray and Grey. You will also find a list of […]

Business or Busyness

Business or Busyness

Business OR Busyness A common mistake amongst English students is the spelling of Business. Bussyness, bizness, buziness, bussiness and bussnis are just some of the spellings I’ve seen! To remember, think – business is full of busy-ness (busi-ness)! Busy = have a lot to do, occupied with many things. Of course it’s spelt nothing like […]

Beautiful Handsome Pretty Ugly

Pretty Beautiful Handsome Ugly

Beautiful Women and Handsome Men Did you know that there are over 170,000 words in the English language and over 25% of them are adjectives? (Adjectives are used for descriptions) A common mistake with adjectives is when describing people. To describe a woman we could call her beautiful or pretty but we don’t call a […]