104 – Some vs Something – Confusing Words Lesson

104 - Some vs Something - Confusing Words Lesson

Would you like some cookies?

Some and something are similar words, but we use them differently in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use these words in your English writing and conversation

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Here are the example sentences:

Using some:

  • I saw some people who were drinking coffee in the park this morning.
  • I have some cookies. Would you like one?
  • Whenever I need some advice, I can always ask my mom

Using something:

  • I want something cold to drink. Not, I need something drink….
  • I saw something interesting in the news this morning. Not, I saw something news…
  • I’m looking for something for my sister for her birthday.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jenny is trying to organize her photos
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What does Jack want to do? When is he going to do it?

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103 – Each vs Every – Confusing English Words Lesson

103 - Each vs Every - Confusing English Words Lesson

Each photo needs to be organized…somehow!

Each and every are similar words, but we use them differently in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use these words in your English writing and conversation

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Here are the example sentences:
  • “Jack works hard each day” (or) “Jack works hard every day.”
  • “Each year, we get older and wiser” (or) “Every year, we get older and wiser”

Using Each:

  • Each pen has the company logo on it.
  • Each student will have an opportunity to talk to the teacher.

Using Every:

  • Every person on the tour receives a hat and a rain poncho.
  • Every guest at the party had fun.

Talking about two things:

  • The bank robber held a gun in each hand.
  • Married life is sometimes not easy. Each person needs to compromise at some point.

We also use each, and not every, before “of:”

  • Each of these pens has the company logo on it.
  • Each of you should follow me.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Here is an example sentence: The employees receive an annual assessment.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What what Jenny trying to do?

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42 – Four Ways To Use Enough – English Grammar Lesson

Episode 42 - Four Ways To Use Enough - English Grammar Lesson

Her apartment isn’t big enough!

Enough is a versatile word in English because it can be used as a determiner, a pronoun, an adjective, and an adverb. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use enough in everyday English conversation.

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jack likes to drink beer, and Jim likes booze.
  • Jim drinks more than Jack. Jim can drink jack under the table.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • How do you think Jane feels about her apartment? Why?

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