Prepositions are the words used to link things like people, objects, time and locations within a sentence. These are little words like at, for, in, on, and to, which, despite their size, can be very tricky to use. Today we will describe seven common mistakes with preposition many English learners make and give practical advice […]
There are quite a lot of tough grammar topics in the English language, but the “Who vs. Whom” dilemma is one of the trickiest. We at Linguix.com thought it is an excellent time to break it down finally, and give you the bulletproof method of being always correct at this who/whom thing. Subject and object […]
Of all the English language tenses, it is the present perfect which causes the most problems among learners. Although a present perfect tense does in fact exist in many other tongues, usage is typically not the same. As a result, the English language version of the present perfect tense can become a sense of frustration […]
When and how you should use common English greetings from the grammar standpoint. Simple guide for our readers. “Hello” English speakers greet each other ubiquitously with the expression “how are you?” In certain, informal situations this may be replaced with the less conservative “how are you doing?” In both cases, 99 times out of 100, […]
New tips from LinguixAI. Enjoy! 1.Mixing up words Even native English speakers mix up words sometimes: interviews are often riddled with such mistakes. The reason for mixing up words may be: Words look similar Then and than are typical examples, as are of and off. This and these is a particular issue too, and is […]
English is not a language that traditionally deals well with gender, in that the language’s pronouns can be a little clumsy. Take this quote by Thomas Huxley as an example: Suppose the life and fortune of every one of us would depend on his winning or losing a game of chess. Unfortunately, the traditional means […]
Pronouns replace common or proper nouns in clauses or sentences where repetition is to be avoided (known as antecedents), or something is obvious in context.
Verbs are an integral part of every clause and sentence as they are the words that express the situation or action. Verbs are they conjugated to represent tense. The five forms of verbs are as follows: Base form – see Third-person singular – sees Continuous or progressive participle – seeing Past form – saw Past […]
Semicolons are commonly used to join two closely related independent clauses without the use of conjunctions. Harder than a comma but softer than a period, semicolons cannot be interchanged with commas or periods. The word following a semicolon should start with a capital letter only if it’s a proper noun or an acronym.
Used to recognize words that were said by someone else, quotation marks mean different things in different types of writing. In fiction or creative writing, it is used to identify dialogues. In newspapers or nonfiction writing, it is used to identify direct quotes. When writing formal or academic papers, it is used to identify someone […]