211 – Every vs All – Confusing Words Lesson

211 - Every vs All - Confusing Words Lesson

All of these people are upset about their phone bill

The words every & all are used as determiners before a noun. However, the way we used these two words is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s check out how every & all can be used in everyday English conversation and writing.

Here are the example sentences:
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Using EVERY

  • Every film by Humphrey Bogart is a classic.
  • Every report he writes is quite interesting to read.
  • Every glass in that cabinet has a crack or chip.

Using ALL:

  • All films have a musical soundtrack.
  • All of the films by Steven Spielberg are exciting.
  • All glasses are delicate, and need to be handled with care.
  • All of the glasses in that cabinet have a crack or chip.

Note the difference between every + [time] and all + [time]:

  • Every morning I eat yogurt and cereal.
  • I work hard all morning.

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199 – 10 Ways To Use THE – English Article Lesson

199 - 10 Ways To Use THE - English Article Lesson

The evening is a nice time to go to the sea.

THE is the definite article. THE has many uses, but in general, THE is used before nouns that represent specific things. Here are some examples where THE is always used. Try to memorize these combinations

Here are the example sentences:

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The + First (second, third, etc)

  • The first time I travelled to Japan I was by myself.
  • I like to take the first cup of coffee from the pot.

The + Same

  • I didn’t want to eat the same thing every day.
  • After all these years, Jack still looks the same as he did in high school.

The + Only

  • The only thing I didn’t eat was American food.
  • Jack was the only person in the office after 7pm last night.

The + Morning, Afternoon, Evening

  • The morning meals were interesting.
  • I usually have lessons in the afternoon.
  • It is usually warm in the evenings in the summer here.

The + Rest

  • I got used to it on the rest of the trip.
  • If you like, why don’t you eat the rest of the chocolate pie.

The + Last, Next

  • The last time I went to Turkey, I stayed in Istanbul.
  • Please look at the next sentence in this lesson.

The + Future and Past

  • I will probably buy a new computer in the future.
  • In the past, there was no internet or computers.

The + Sun, Moon

  • The sun is very strong these days, so if you spend time outside, use a good
    sunblock.
  • If you had a chance, would you go to the moon?

The + Government, World, etc – (When there is only one)

  • The government provides services for its citizens.
  • The world has gotten smaller these days because of the internet.

The + Adjective -est (Always use the before a superlative)

  • I think this is the best English lesson website in the world!
  • I’m usually the busiest in the mornings.

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193 – ANOTHER vs OTHER – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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You think I look like Johnny Depp? Other people have said so too!

ANOTHER and OTHER can be a little tricky to use. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between ANOTHER and OTHER and how to use them in English conversation and writing.

Here are the example sentences:

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Using ANOTHER

  • That was delicious can I have another cookie?
  • I just had a cup of coffee but I would like another cup.
  • This was a productive meeting but I think we should have another one tomorrow.
  • I have an appointment at two can we meet at another time.
  • This sweater is too tight. Can I try another size.
  • I heard Johnny’s wife left him for another man.

Using OTHER

  • I like bebop, but I know there are other kinds of jazz.
  • There are other things to drink besides coffee.
  • Do you think I look like Johnny Depp? Other people have told me that too!
  • I had a cup of coffee, so I would like some other drink.
  • The pizza shop was closed on Sunday, so I went to the other one in town.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jenny went to the zoo and saw some gorillas there..
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Where does Jack invite Jenny?

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