It may be hard but  never say die. You still  stand a chance. Before you know it things will  take off and you’ll be on a roll. Maybe you’ll even make it big. Who knows what the future will hold. They say  fortune favours the bold! You’ve already  come aContinue reading “Idioms for when you’re feeling hopeful”
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Idioms for when you’re angry
I’m feeling pretty  ticked off. If I hadn’t excused myself and gone outside I would really have flown off the handle. I came into work in a good mood but the boss came in and bit my head off for no reason. Since when has being five minutes late to work been a problem?Continue reading “Idioms for when you’re angry”
“Someone’s been drinking my beer!” Present perfect continuous to describe ale theft.
The kids can’t go to school because of the pandemic, so this week I’ve been “homeschooling” and It’s not so easy to find an undisturbed minute to write. On the plus side it’s a great time to use the present perfect continuous! Everyone’s routines have been turned upside down. Some people, especially in the medicalContinue reading ““Someone’s been drinking my beer!” Present perfect continuous to describe ale theft.”
Sneaky commas and “that” or “which”?
Hmmmmmmm……which one, “that” or “which”? Many thanks to Andrew for suggesting this one. A warning first: We are getting into serious language nerd territory. It’s the kind of thing that native speakers get wrong all the time! *Cough* It’s all about two types of relative clause. A relative clause is part of a sentence startingContinue reading “Sneaky commas and “that” or “which”?”