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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Episode 02 – So vs. Such


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Here are the answers to Episode 01’s  listening challenge questions:

  1. Michael started his English teaching career in 1994.
  2. He takes his coffee black.

In today’s podcast, we are going to look at two words that are often confused in English, so and such. Summer weather has finally come to the Big Apple, so Michael is going to talk about that and then give some examples about today’s language point.

Here are today’s listening challenge questions:

  1. What were some of the people who were walking on Broadway wearing?
  2. How was the winter in NY this year (name two things)?

Write your answers in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what your favorite season is!

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Free English Grammar Lesson – Using Much

I ate so much sushi last night.

I ate so much sushi last night.

I like listening to music, especially rock and jazz. I don’t listen to much country or pop music, but I to like some classical music. I don’t watch much TV, because I don’t like commercials much. Listening to music is much more enjoyable than watching TV.

A lot of people have said they have trouble with much. How about you? Today I am going to show you how to use much in your English conversation.

Much is used as a determiner before a noun, especially in a negative sentence and questions:

  • I don’t watch much TV these days.
  • Jack said he usually doesn’t drink much wine.
  • We didn’t get much snow in NYC last winter.

Keep in mind we generally don’t use much in a positive sentence, unless we use much with too and so:

  • Jane said she drank so much wine last night.
  • My dog has too much energy, so we walk her twice a day.

We also use much as a pronoun:

  • Bob said there was a lot of pizza at the party, but he didn’t eat much.
  • Joe said there was a lot of litter in the park, but I didn’t see much.

We use not much of a when we refer to someone who is not good at or doesn’t like doing something:

  • I’m not much of a beer drinker.
  • Blair said she is not much of a skier.

We also use much as an adverb meaning to a large extent:

  • We went to the club but we didn’t dance much.
  • I don’t know much about golf, do you?

It’s also possible to use much as an adverb before a comparative adjective:

  • This tomato sauce tastes much better that the one I made last week.
  • I think Jenny is much more beautiful than Blair.

We use as much as to mean the same degree as~

  • Jane said she danced as much as Maggie did.
  • Bob doesn’t work as much as Frankie does.

We use very much before a past participle in a passive sentence:

  • Brad was very much bothered by the neighbor’s barking dog.
  • We were very much worried about Jane after she lost her job.

Well, I believe I’ve covered all of the ways to use much that I can think of. How about using much in some original sentences? Post them 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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