English mistakes native speakers make ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Mistakes to avoid๐Ÿ˜ซ I always suggest to my students that they hang out with English native speakers as this is a fast way to improve their English. I did the same thing when I lived in Japan and my Japanese improved quickly. However, native speakers make mistakes and these can be learnt by accident. So,Continue reading “English mistakes native speakers make ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ”

Apostrophes to show possession ๐Ÿค”

This is something I am asked about by native English speakers so I know itโ€™s a tricky topic for many people๐Ÿ˜“ Have a look at the following sentences: The student’s teacher is from Australia. The students’ teacher is from Australia. Are both of these sentences correct ? Do they have the same meaning ? TheyContinue reading “Apostrophes to show possession ๐Ÿค””

Comma splices ๐Ÿ“

How not to use commas Comma splices -what are they ? They sound like a good thing (the name reminds me of a delicious ice-cream๐ŸฆI loved as a kid) but they aren’t .They are punctuation mistakes often made by English native speakers and non native speakers alike. Yes, native speakers make this mistake too! Let’sContinue reading “Comma splices ๐Ÿ“”