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58 – Early, Fast, & Quickly – Confusing English Vocabulary Lesson

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Early, fast, and quickly can be confusing to use, but for today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how these three words can be used in an English conversation or in writing.
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Here are the example sentences:

Sometimes early is an adjective:
I ate an early dinner.
I have an early meeting with a client tomorrow.
I think Jack has an early flight.
Sometimes early is an adverb:
I ate dinner early yesterday.
I will go to work early tomorrow because I have a meeting at 8 a.m.
Jack’s flight left early.
Sometimes fast is an adjective:
Jack’s new car is very fast, especially on the highway.
I don’t have a lot of time today, so I need a fast lunch.
Thanks for your fast reply.
Sometimes fast is an adverb:
Jack drives his new car fast, especially on the highway.
That restaurant doesn’t serve its customers very fast.
I like working with Jenny. She always replies fast.
Quickly is only an adverb:
I ate dinner quickly because I had plans to meet a friend for a movie.

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael doesn’t know how the weather is because his office doesn’t have a window!
  • At lunch time Michael bumped into an old coworker.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why doesn’t Mike sleep late?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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Happy English is #1 in New and Noteworthy on iTunes

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Number #1 in iTunes

Wow! Another milestone for the Happy English Podcast!
In the Language Courses category of iTunes Podcasts, Happy English Podcast is the #1 entry!
Here’a a big thank you to all of the Happy English fans!

57 – During vs. While – Confusing English Words Lesson

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During & while are two words that are often confusing to use for a lot of English language learners. For today’s English lesson, I’m going show you the difference between these two words and how they are used in an English conversation or writing.
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Here are the example sentences:
  • During work, I don’t use my cell phone.
  • It was warm during the day.
  • The star player hit two home runs during the game
  • While working, I don’t use my cell phone.
  • Some people like to watch TV while eating dinner.
  • You shouldn’t use a cell phone while driving.
  • I don’t use my cell phone while I am working.
  • I listened to the radio while I worked yesterday.
  • I found an old coin while I was cleaning out the garage.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • My mom is having a birthday this year. Five years ago, we had a surprise party for her 80th birthday, but there was a blizzard and only three guests could make it!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • How come Michael doesn’t know how the weather is when he is at Happy English?
  • Who did Michael meet at lunch time?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!
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Do you want to learn 365 American English Idioms? Get my book. You can download it below (a pdf) or get it for your mobile device or in paperback @ Amazon!

 

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