Let’s practice! 1. One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been the _______ ( normalization / normality ) of working from home. 2. We eagerly await a return of pre-pandemic _______ ( normalization / normality ). ANSWER KEY: 1. normalization; 2. normality

There are ways to repeat some information without really repeating yourself. One way to avoid repeating information is by using neither or not either. How do we do it? Read these two sentences: Tom doesn’t eat meat. Susan doesn’t eat meat. Too much repetition, right? Look at these sentences: Tom doesn’t eat meat. Neither does […]

Happy Spring!!! Let’s learn a few idioms with flowers.

Possessive or Plural? As a learner of English, you have probably noticed that there are a number of different -s endings that can be added to a noun. Sometimes we add just -s (as in friends, neighbors, kittens), and sometimes we add –’s (as in friend’s, neighbor’s, kitten’s). And yet other times we add -s’ […]

It is said that April showers bring May flowers, so let’s practice some expressions with rain. it’s raining cats and dogs = it’s raining very heavily to be rained in = to have to do something inside instead of outside because of bad weather rain or shine = something is happening regardless of the situation […]

DO NOT HAVE TO ≠ MUST NOT Do not have to (or don’t have to) means that you do not need to do something, but you can. Must not (or mustn’t) means that you’re not allowed to do something. You cannot do it. Examples You don’t have to answer the bonus question. (You don’t need […]