If you think you need to go back to school, or enroll in informal English lessons and pay expensive tuition fees to learn English grammar, then you might be over-paying. If you have a computer or laptop and Internet connection at home, then your problem can easily be solved, because now you could use a virtual teacher – built-in into your computer. But how?
Lose is a verb which means to be defeated or to misplace something while loose can be used both as an adjective and as a verb. Used as an adjective, loose can mean a lot of things but usually mean the following: tight, relaxed, free, or unbundled. Used as a verb it can mean: to release, to undo, detach, to let fly or discharge.
Finally, try writing a whole article or essay and proofread everything. Make sure you are not bias with the checking of your work. Do the necessary corrections and write some comments. Read different articles and works of popular writers and understand them carefully. Learn from what they are doing and for sure, you will make a good writer.
Junior is not a language geek. He was not ‘holed’ up in a cave 14 hours a day to learn English. He is just a normal, small-town person his English students can relate to. You too, can become an English speaking maven — and even teach others too — when you follow my grammar learning strategies below.
If you use words like ‘I hope to make money…’ or ‘I will make x Euros in…’ you will not get what you want. You have to put it in the Present Tense. If you remember your high school Tenses in english grammar with examples for kids that would be words like, ‘I’ or ‘I am’. The ‘I’ should be followed by words like ‘have/achieved/meet’ etc. There are many other words that can be used after the ‘I am’ or ‘I’ depending on your phrase.
The second problem is that when they want to talk in English, they have to pause to remember all the rules and exceptions to the rules before they can say anything. That kills your fluency and makes you stumble over your words and sentences.
Listen to your English mini-story several times a day. And do this for several days. It is important that you understand the story well and grasp its internal structure implicitly before you try to memorize any of the rules. Otherwise the rules just won’t make sense.
I hope you stick around for the next part in the series which covers ‘prepositions’, and most important remember that progress, not perfection is the best way to approach learning the English language in this six-part series.