Learn to write Correct English Intermediate Lessons
|English is a rich and confusing language. It has borrowed words from French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, and many other languages. American English, as spoken in the United States and much of Canada, also includes many words taken from American Indian languages. To add to the confusion, English is basically a Germanic language that has been forced into a Latin grammatical framework and it does not always fit. Yet, even with all the difficulties involved in learning English, it has become the most widely used language in the world. The fact that it is widely used does not, however, mean that it is always used correctly or accurately, even by many native-born North Americans.|
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Set 1 - Using the Correct Word
Lesson 1 - Over-used words: DO and GET..
Lesson 2 - Using SIT or SET and LIE or LAY.
Lesson 3 - To HAVE, to WANT, to NEED..
Lesson 4 - THERE, THEIR, THEY'RE.
Lesson 13 - More Sound-alike Words - TO, TOO, TWO and Others.
Lesson 24 - Words That Are Often Confused: RISE, RAISE - LET, LEAVE, etc.
Set 2 - Parts of Speech
Lesson 9 - Prepositional Phrases. "Write on your paper with a pencil."
Lesson 11 - Common Irregular Verbs: 'sing-sang; bring-brought; go-went, etc.'
Lesson 12 - Words that modify nouns: 'Rubber baby buggy bumpers'
Lesson 14 - Adverbs: 'Study these very carefully.'
Lesson 21 - Connecting with Conjunctions
Lesson 26 - Plenty of Pronouns
Set 3 - Building Sentences
Lesson 5 - Simple sentences have no extras.
Lesson 6 - Noun+Transitive Verb+Noun Sentences. "John likes Mary."
Lesson 7 - Noun+Intransitive Verb Sentences. "Mary reads."
Lesson 8 - Sentence Word Order. A place for every Part of Speech.
Lesson 10 - Noun + Linking Verb + Noun and Noun + Linking Verb + Adjective Sentences."I am a teacher." "You are intelligent."
Set 4 - Capitalization and Punctuation
Lesson 15 - Introduction to Punctuation.
Lesson 16 - End Punctuation . ! ?
Lesson 17 - Commas,,,
Lesson 18 - Colons: Semi-colons; "Quotation Marks"
Lesson 19 - Apostrophe ', [Brackets], Dash --, (Parentheses)
Lesson 20 - Capitalization
Set 5 - The Finer Points of English
Lesson 22 - To -ING or not to -ING, that is the question.
Lesson 23 - Which Prepositions with Which Nouns?
Lesson 25 - Words that are often confused.
Lesson 27 - Homonyms
Lesson 28 - Common Actions
Return to Say-it-in-English Entry Page
Practice reading English. Check out the following stories at www.mikiemetric.net .
When their planet's sun began growing hotter, most of the insect-like
residents began taking steps to protect themselves from the rising
temperature. One group built a rocket ship and prepared to send the ship
into space to find a new home just in case life became impossible on their
own planet. A large green caterpillar named Greeple was chosen to pilot
the rocket. The ideal planet that Greeple finally landed on was already
occupied, so the caterpillar had to adjust his plans.
25 pages, full-color illustrations. Story can be reviewed at www.mikiemetric.net .
Harold Hare began playing practical jokes on his friends in Petunia Park.
They soon decided they had to do something about it. Find out what the
other animals did to keep Harold from playing more jokes.
22 illustrated pages. Story can be reviewed at www.mikiemetric.net .
"Busy Lizzie learned to rhyme
Before she learned to tell the time."
And so begins the book about Lizzie Sue and how she learned to make rhymes while going for rides in the car with her father.
18 illustrated pages. Story can be reviewed at www.mikiemetric.net .
Hundreds of My Favorite Songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.
Get links to the videos of the songs and lyrics, Wikipedia biographies of the artists, and Then and Now photos.
Practice reading everyday English with the songs' Lyrics and histories of the singers and bands at www.mikiemetric.com .
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