Tag Archives: Nouns

Parts of Speech in English - Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.

Parts of Speech – Word Classes

What is an adverb? What is a preposition? What is a…? These are questions that students sometimes ask when a teacher is explaining a grammar point. The different parts of speech (or all of those “grammar words” as some students call them) are important to know when learning English, or any other language. In order […]

Correct Word Order of Adjectives in English

Word order of Adjectives before a Noun

We have created a new grammar lesson 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 […]

English Joke of the Week

A fly without wings

The Joke… Question: What do you call a fly without wings? Answer: A walk   Vocabulary Fly (noun) – a common black insect that is attracted to faecal matter and rubbish. Wings (noun) – A pair of limbs that birds and insects use to fly Why is it funny? It is playing on the double […]

The longest word in English

The longest word in the English language

The longest word in the English language How long do you think the longest word in the English language is? Think about the word ‘beautiful’. That’s 9 letters. So maybe the longest one is 10, 11 or 12 letters long? No, it has 28 letters! Antidisestablishmentarianism Antidisestablishmentarianism is a pretty long word but it’s not […]

Strangers vs Foreigners

Strangers or Foreigners Common mistake “There were many strangers at the hostel. It was great to meet so many new people.” Strangers = people you have never met, seen or talked to. To call someone a stranger is not particularly friendly. e.g. “Call the police! There’s a stranger walking around in our garden!” Foreigners = […]

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 […]