Adjective “ing and ed”

There are many adjectives that we have in English that end in -ED or -ING. They are not only endings that we use for verbs. An adjective that ends in -ING is used to describe: the characteristic of a person, a thing or a situation. While, an adjective that ends in -ED is used to describe: a feeling (or how a person feels) or an emotion. It is used to describe a temporary thing. Since only people (and some animals) have feelings, -ed adjectives cannot be used to describe an object or situation. Compare the difference: My friend is bored. (My friend feels bored) My friend is boring. (My friend… Read More

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Conditional Sentence

‘Cause there will be no sunlight if I lose you. My eyes will do the same if you walk away. Everyday, it will rain If I was in their shoes, I would be doing the same thing. I pick up these broken pieces ’til I’m bleeding if that will make you mine. Conditional sentence is a sentence grammarly that is used to express a wish, hope, supposition, or plan that may or may not be realized. The general formula for a conditional sentence is: consequence + if + condition From the formula, we can see that a conditional sentence has two clauses, the first is a clause with an “if”… Read More

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Modal #2

Tell me your problems, I will chase them away. I could see the sky, Sky beautiful tonight. When you need to talk it out with someone you can trust. I would stay there, There‚Äôs no need to fear. The bolded words in English grammar is called Modal. Modal is a verb that combines with another verb to indicate mood or tense. Modals include modal verbs, semi-modal verbs (also called marginal modals) and other modal expressions ( similar modal). They combine with main verbs and modify their meanings. A modal may have several different meanings, while similar meanings may be expressed by using different modals. The easy form of modal must… Read More

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Gerund or Progressive Tense

Listen to the lyric and find -ing form: Tell me something, girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there something else you’re searching for? I’m falling In all the good times, I find myself longing for change And in the bad times, I fear myself Tell me something, boy Aren’t you tired trying to fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore? Which one is a Gerund or a continuous tense/progressive tense ? Simple thing you should know that the meanings of both are active meaning in our bahasa (me- or ber-). And the very easy… Read More

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English Proficiency Test

Language proficiency is difficult to measure, as everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. You may be able to tell the difference between a person who only speaks a few words in English and a native English speaker, but what about everyone in between? How can you determine your English level? And how many English proficiency levels are there? Generally, The CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, is one of many frameworks that describe your language proficiency. This standard includes 6 distinct English levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Some institutions also recognize the pre-A1 level, though it is not as common. There are several… Read More

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