160 – Accept vs Except – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

160 - Accept vs Except - Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

The university accepted him!

Accept & except can be confusing for a lot of English learners. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use accept & except in your English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

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Accept:

  • Jack’s such a nice guy. He wouldn’t accept any money for driving us to the station.
  • I heard Nick proposed to Lori, and she accepted! They are such a nice couple
  • That shop will accept cash, credit cards, and personal checks for payment.
  • Joe’s brother was accepted to Stamford University.
  • Jane was accepted into the tennis club, even though she is not such a great player.
  • I accept the fact that I made a huge mistake yesterday.
  • Many people cannot accept the policy of testing chemicals on animals.

Except:

  • Everyone went to the party except Joe.
  • Except anchovy, I can eat any pizza topping.
  • All of the furniture in the room, except the table, needs to be moved out.
  • I would hire Jack except that I’ve heard he’s not usually punctual.
  • She didn’t say anything except that she was hungry.
  • This new desk is the same as my old one except the color is a little darker.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • It seems like Jack and Jenny agreed on two different things together!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What was Michael’s problem this morning?

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107 – Using As, Because, Due To, Since – English Grammar Lesson

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Because of the storm, the boat was washed up on land.

As, because, due to & since have similar meanings, but the way we use them is different. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how to use as, because, due to & since in your everyday English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

Using due to:

  • Due to the hurricane, I was without electric power.
  • Due to the power outage, there is no internet.

Using because:

  • Because of the hurricane last week, I was without electric power.
  • Because I lost power, I had no internet.
  • Because he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house because I can’t find my keys.

Using since:

  • Since he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house since I can’t find my keys.
  • Since the time I lost my wallet, I have been worried.

Using as:

  • As he’s a good swimmer, Jim always goes to the beach.
  • I can’t leave the house as I can’t find my keys.
  • As I was eating, the power went out.
  • As she was singing, I had to cover my ears.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael saw two guys using a jackhammer in the street.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Why is Jack so busy today?

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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.
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