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Sorry or Excuse me?

Añadido por Tomasz H. 26 junio 2014 categoría: General tips, English, Lexicon

What is the basic difference between sorry and excuse me? It's really easy! Remember a golden rule:

Always use excuse me before you are going to interrupt or disturb someone by any means and say sorry when you have caused a damage or trouble to someone.

We use sorry to apologize after we have done something wrong (remember, sorry is a expression for sadness as well as regret). If you think a future action may upset someone else, you can say excuse me.

Sorry. When to use?

You just brushed someone at a crowded place.

You just poured a ...

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Day and Night Idioms

Añadido por Tomasz H. 23 junio 2014 categoría: General tips, English, Lexicon

Day and Night Idioms

as plain as day

easy to see or understand

e.g. All the evidence points to him. It's as plain as day he's guilty.

day in and day out

on every day, all the time

e.g. She plays chess day in and day out.

night owl

someone who works at night

e.g. My roommate is a night owl and usually reads until 3 a.m.

different as night and day

completely different

e.g. Bobby and Billy are twins, but they are as different as night and day.



e.g. The carpenter we hired ...

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Every day or Everyday?

Añadido por Tomasz H. 19 junio 2014 categoría: English, Lexicon

Every day or Everyday?

Every day or everyday? It's usually a problem. When to use each word?

Every day

It's a time expression meaning each day or regularly

Every day I feel a little better.

He goes to the park every day.

I have to work every day except weekends.


It means ordinary, typical, or usual.

You shouldn't wear an everyday suit to the wedding.

Death was an everyday occurrence during the World War.

The everyday lives of British citizens.

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Stationary vs Stationery

Añadido por Tomasz H. 16 junio 2014 categoría: General tips, English, Lexicon

Stationary vs Stationery

Stationary and stationery are often confused by English speakers. This is because their pronunciation and spelling is similiar. Let's see what they mean.


It means not moving, or not changing

Prices have been stationary since last year.

The rate of inflation has been stationary for several months.

The traffic got slower and slower until it was stationary.

Do you see that stationary car over there?


the things needed for writing, such as paper, pens, pencils, and envelopes

This is a good stationery store.

Can I borrow some stationery?


How to remember the words and the difference. I ...

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Football Vocabulary

Añadido por Tomasz H. 12 junio 2014 categoría: English, Lexicon

Today I show you the football vocabulary because in the evening starts the World Cup 2014. Let's see what kind of words should you know before watching the match.

Football Vocabulary

Let's start. A match is when two teams are playing against each other in a football game.

The area where footballers play a match is a pitch.

On the football pitch there is a person which we call referee. It's the person who makes sure that the players follow the rules.

There are also two more referees. Those are called linesmen, they running along the lines and indicate ...

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Lots of, a lot of & a lot

Añadido por Tomasz H. 9 junio 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, Grammar

A lot of, lots of, a lot

The quantifiers lots of, a lot of and a lot are often used interchangeably in English. This time I show you the rules how to use expressions correct.

A lot of / Lots of

They have the same meaning: both mean a large amount or number of people/things. They are both used before countable nouns and uncountable nouns. Both expressions tend to be used in informal English.

We need a lot of people for this game.

We need lots of people for this game.

A lot of rain falls in autumn.

Lots of rain falls in autumn.

A lot

It ...

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Advice vs Advise

Añadido por Tomasz H. 5 junio 2014 categoría: Learning tips, English, Lexicon

Advise vs Advice

This time I advise you to read my lesson so you will no longer need advice which word to use. Advice and advise - these words are often confused in English. Let's learn something about them!


Advice is a noun. It means a suggestion about what someone should do. It's an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation.

We need some advice.

John gave me some good advice.

Can I give you a piece of advice?

If you're sick, stay home. That's my advice ...

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