Some Expressions in English About Love and Relationships
When learning English, the beginners tend to translate Indonesian expressions into English with word for word translation method. As a result, they often produce weird English in which the expressions are grammatically correct but semantically wrong. To make sure whether the expressions are correct, we have to look up those expressions in the dictionary, consult our English teachers or check the expressions on the internet. In this short feature, I would like to...

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Which Will You Choose: Who, Whom or Whose?
1.    Who is a Subject Pronoun We use "who" to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way, such as asking about he, she, or I. Examples: Who drove the car? Who is singing? Who is in the bathroom now? 2.   ...

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A euphemism is a word or phrase that substitutes for language that might be considered direct, harsh or offensive. In Indonesian, we may find a lot of euphemisms both in daily speech and in written language. To give one example, we say “Saya mau ke belakang” instead of “Saya mau ke kamar mandi”.   Euphemisms also exist in English. They can be found in spoken and written language. The nature is the same in that they function as substitutes for offensive...

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Word Order
Which sentence do you think is correct?  Justin Bieber, the Canadian famous young pop singer, performed in Jakarta in April. Justin Bieber, the young Canadian famous pop singer, performed in Jakarta in April. Justin Bieber, the famous young Canadian pop singer, performed in Jakarta in April.   Well, do you find it difficult to choose the correct one? Don’t worry. You will certainly do it easily if you know the secret behind it, which is...

Ditulis oleh : Aris Wijayamurti   Telah dibaca : 5853

On Time or In Time?
Prepositions are always difficult. Here is the example: The new student usually comes to class on time. or The new student usually comes to class in time. Which is right? Both are correct. Take a look at these: To be on time: to arrive at the correct time and not be late  Examples: The buses here are never on time. They're always late.  We're leaving at 10.00 sharp. So be sure...

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