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- We work with all levels of English speakers. Every English student receives a unique learning plan.
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- We don’t think you need to learn all of the English language to improve your performance at work. We help you identify the most beneficial vocabulary and grammar structures that you need for your purposes.
- We know pronunciation matters, and we help you master English pronunciation.
Learn English with Common Ground’s Blog Posts
Plural Nouns–Regular and Irregular Plurals in English
All nouns are either singular of plural. Singular nouns mean just one, while plural nouns mean more than one. In this posting I talk about the rules for forming plural nouns. There will be many example words and some example sentences. The download at the end will give you more practice using…
Borrowed Words–How English Borrows from Other Languages
The English language has many borrowed words. English is basically a Germanic language by structure. English vocabulary, however, comes from everywhere. In this posting I talk briefly about the history of English and where many of its borrowed words come from. Finally I talk about parts of many common English words that…
English Conjunctions: Joining Words, Phrases, Clauses, and Ideas Together in English
Conjunctions are words we use to link other words or ideas together. In this posting I talk about 3 types of conjunctions and how they work. You will see many example sentences. The download at the end will give you additional practice using and understanding these important words. What are conjunctions? Conjunctions…
Noun Clauses in English: When a Clause Is Used as a Noun in English
Noun clauses are clauses that function as nouns. A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb. A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. In this posting I talk about how to form and correctly use noun clauses. I include many example sentences.…
English Adverb Clauses: English Clauses That Give us More Information about Verbs
As you may know, an adverb modifies or describes a verb, and adjective, or another adverb. A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb. Some clauses are called adverb causes because they function as adverbs. This means that they describe, modify, or give us more information about…
Relative Pronouns in English: Who, Whom, Whose, That, and Which
Relative pronouns are pronouns that give us more information about a noun in a sentence. They also help us combine two sentences into one. We know that a pronoun takes the place of a noun. Relative pronouns, however, are a little different. Instead of replacing a noun, they “relate” to it by…
English Adjective Clauses: Using a Clause to Describe a Noun in English
Adjective clauses help our speech and our writing to be more interesting. We know that an adjective describes or modifies a noun or pronoun ( a large dog). We know that a clause contains a subject and a verb. Sometimes a clause can be used as an adjective to describe a noun…
Parts of Speech in English: Same English Word; Different Jobs
Many English words can function as two or more parts of speech. Sometimes even words with similar meanings can function as different parts of speech. In this posting I talk about how this is possible. I give many example sentences. The download at the end will give you additional practice understanding how…
Words with Multiple Meanings in English: Same Word but a Different English Meaning
Many English words have multiple meanings. This means that the same word, with the same spelling and pronunciation may have more than one meaning. Sometimes the meanings may be very different. This can be confusing for people learning English. You may wonder,” How do I know what the meaning is?” The best…
English Homophones: Same Pronunciation, Different Spellings, and Different Meanings
Homophones are two or more words with the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. English has many homophones. This can sometimes be confusing to people learning English. It can also be confusing for native speakers of English as well! In this posting I include a list of 48 common English homophones.…