Using Adverbs of Frequency in Present Continuous Tense

Usually, when talking about adverbs of frequency, we put them under the topic of "Simple Present Tense". Because in this tense we consider habits and routines and adverbs of frequency are the most useful phrases that we can describe our routines frequency by. My question is if we can use the adverbs of frequency in … Read more

What’s the difference between ‘In a way of her own’ or ‘in her own way’?

What’s the difference between ‘In a way of her own’ or ‘in her own way’? I’m going to make an example for clarity. Brenda is always very funny, although in a way of her own/in her own way. What I want to mean is that Brenda is funny in a peculiar way, so some people … Read more

Revise and Review, aren’t they just the same?

I was using the word "revise" in my group when I post telling that I should revise my previous lessons. Someone corrected me, and they said I should’ve used "review". According to them, it’s wrong to use "revise" because it has a meaning that’s similar to change something. Then, I checked OALD and found this: … Read more

The difference between “…to {get, arrive, reach, come} here on time.”

This is a B2 question taken from an old English test paper. The student has an original sentence and is given a new word which they must use to create a new sentence–using between two and five words–without changing the meaning of the original. There’s no chance of Jenny getting here on time POSSIBLE It … Read more

Confusion about the words “index” and “calibrate”

I heard people say something like "In a technical interview, we should index candidates’ abilities on doing something" "for a technical interview, we shouldn’t over-index candidates’ abilities on doing something". Similarly, I heard "calibrate" used as in "for a technical interview, we should calibrate on these specifics abilities/competencies". I am not sure if those sentences … Read more

“Each” vs “Every”

I am preparing for the TOEIC exam, and I don’t really understand the differences and similarities between "Each" and "Every". Can anyone answer my question? (I would also like an example) Answer Each vs Every is a common issue even for some proficiency writers, since they are really similar words. However, there are still some … Read more

Present simple and present continuous difference

What is the difference between this two sentences: "He doesn’t listen to me" and "He isn’t listening to me"? Do they mean different things? What tense in what case should i use? Answer This is the usual difference between the present and present continuous. "He doesn’t listen" = always, a general fact = "He never … Read more

Which word should i use in this sentence?

I want to say; ‘Breathing the dewy air of flowers and fresly cut grass scent’ Or ‘Breathing the moist scent of flowers and freshly cut grass’ I think the second one is the correct one because for flowers, using the word scent instead of air, and using the word moist instead of dewy would be … Read more

“which is {adjective or noun} to {verb}” vs “which IT is {adjective or noun} to {verb}”

Why do the emboldened phrases below contain it? I explain why it feels redundant, by rewriting the sentences below without the relative pronoun which. [Footnote] 16 This exploration of ‘substantial risk’ ends with some good reference back to the set question, which it is crucial to do. Richard Glancey, Q&A Civil Liberties & Human Rights … Read more