Category: Grammar

What are Collocations?

You might have seen the term collocations, and if not, then perhaps the less technical word-partnerships, or something similar. Even if you don’t remember seeing these terms, you’ve very likely done some language exercises where you should combine verbs and nouns such as do (verb) + housework (noun); or make combinations of adjectives and nouns, […]

The Two English Tenses You Need to Know

Strictly speaking, English only has two tenses: the present tense and the past tense. Of course English speakers can talk about the future, too, but there is no single, fixed, future tense. Instead, English has a variety of ways to talk about the future, which the following examples show: I’m in Chicago all next week, […]