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by Joe
Thu May 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: Where am I able to post a job advertisement?
Replies: 1
Views: 2999

Re: Where am I able to post a job advertisement?

On our sister website for teachers: https://www.tefl.net/post
by Joe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Conditional If
Replies: 1
Views: 2442

Re: Conditional If

I'm a bit confused about who has told you what, or what you mean by "first case" and "second case". But as far as I gather, your idea is right. Both examples are possible, but used in different situations: If she studies well, she will get the full mark :ok: First Conditional for Real Possibility If...
by Joe
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Which sentence is not acceptable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: Which sentence is not acceptable?

Just my opinion:
1. She is sitting alone sadly. :nok:
2. She is sitting alone and sad. :ok: grammatically correct
3. She is sitting alone, sad. :ok: grammatically correct
4. She is sitting alone sad. :ok: acceptable, idiomatic
by Joe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Free ESL Games for Teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 6246

Re: Free ESL Games for Teachers

Lots of free games at
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/
by Joe
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: 'Would' what the heck is wrong with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2839

Re: 'Would' what the heck is wrong with it?

They all seem okay to me, although maybe a little old-fashioned in some cases.

It's hard to argue with Oscar Wilde.
by Joe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: TEFL Training Discussion
Topic: 120 hr END OF TEFL COURSE TEST
Replies: 1
Views: 2947

Re: 120 hr END OF TEFL COURSE TEST

There is not a single, unified end of course test for all "TEFL" courses. There are thousands of different TEFL course providers and they mostly have their own methods for testing and assessing trainee teachers' performance. We do not directly answer test questions on these forums, but someone may b...
by Joe
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Challenging grammar question.
Replies: 1
Views: 4313

Re: Challenging grammar question.

You could try rewriting to get out of this bind:

Each married couple/parental couple agreed that they wouldn't visit their own CHILD until they knew every child's fate.

Each married couple/parental couple agreed that they wouldn't visit their own CHILD until they knew the fate of every child.
by Joe
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: tense use
Replies: 2
Views: 11428

Re: tense use

leaves: possible in very informal setting (eg telling joke - but why isn't it "Before she can say anything..."?)

left: ok :ok:

let: grammatically ok, but potential difference in meaning

is grinning: ok :ok:

grins: grammatically ok but is the meaning as intended?
by Joe
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Tefl Certification test Assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 9229

Re: Tefl Certification test Assistance

Most but not all of these methods are described at:
https://www.tefl.net/methods/

That should help you match them up
by Joe
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Where to post Job Ads?
Replies: 0
Views: 14080

Where to post Job Ads?

Do not post job ads in these forums. Please post them here instead. Your job ad will stay up for 30 days.
by Joe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Usage of "Subject to"
Replies: 1
Views: 13485

Re: Usage of "Subject to"

"XX product subject to the international property right of YY company"

This suggests that XX is controlled by YY. It implies that YY has the property rights. So it is not really clear what you want to say.

We are all subject to gravity.
by Joe
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Games for 11 year olds
Replies: 1
Views: 8398

Re: Games for 11 year olds

WORD UP is a board game for ESL learners of all ages and suitable for two or more players: https://www.englishclub.com/store/product/word-up-classroom-pack-esl-board-game/ Above is the Classroom Pack which is ideal for teachers, but the Home Edition with just one board might suit you too: https://ww...
by Joe
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Homonyms
Replies: 1
Views: 7602

Re: Homonyms

It's a good question. There are plenty of resources at EnglishClub Homophones (which include homonyms), though not on homonyms specifically (yet).
by Joe
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Why indefinite?
Replies: 3
Views: 8847

Re: Why indefinite?

Maybe with "local" the indefinite article is possible since you can indeed have multiple local extinctions as opposed to only one global extinction. But depending on your viewpoint (geographically - are you looking at THIS locality or many?) the definite article might also be possible. Hard to say w...
by Joe
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: would
Replies: 1
Views: 4846

Re: would

They are both possible (correct) as: 1. Whenever I went to Jame's house, he would usually be playing on his computer. 2. Whenever I go to Jame's house, he is playing on his computer. The difference is: a) 1 is in the past - you don't go now 2 is in the general present b) 1 he was not playing every t...
by Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: "Should I come up?"
Replies: 6
Views: 15702

Re: "Should I come up?"

We often use should to give advice (You should get your hair cut.) or seek advice (What should I wear?). In your example the speaker is asking for advice on what to do and the sense is: "Would it be a good idea if I came up?"

More about the modal verb should here
by Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Sentence order
Replies: 2
Views: 6287

Re: Sentence order

As a general rule, place precedes time; but there is nothing grammatically wrong with your second example and it may make perfect sense in context depending on what you wish to emphasize.
by Joe
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: New Teacher with a Serious Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 5010

Re: New Teacher with a Serious Problem

What's wrong with adults?! And why do they suddenly jump from just adult to advanced age? They may be illiterate in Spanish but they speak it, right? Do they have to read and write English or just speak it? I can see your concerns but I think you're worrying unnecessarily. You'll just have to be cre...
by Joe
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Do i need to put "at " before "half past eight"?
Replies: 1
Views: 8850

Re: Do i need to put "at " before "half past eight"?

No you don't.

But in the following sentence you would:
Let's meet at half past eight...
by Joe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: trust in versus trust on
Replies: 4
Views: 8429

Re: trust in versus trust on

Generally speaking we trust or trust in someone.

I'm assuming you are using "trust" as a verb. Without you giving some context (ie the words in a sentence or paragraph) it's hard to say much more.
by Joe
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: usage
Replies: 4
Views: 9572

Re: usage

He is eating. (there is no object) He is eating rice. ("rice" is the object) Some verbs always need an object, like "abase". Since "abase" needs an object, I cannot give you an example of "abase" not used with object. But in normal usage, "abase" is typically used with "oneself" or "herself" or "the...
by Joe
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Passive verb tense?
Replies: 6
Views: 17698

Re: Passive verb tense?

Have you tried converting it to active? ...with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island. Hi, Josef In my humble opinion, the example Craig gave is correct. If he changes the second part to active according to your suggestion, it will be like this: "The men had worked on a fishing trawler off of C...
by Joe
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Passive verb tense?
Replies: 6
Views: 17698

Re: Passive verb tense?

Have you tried converting it to active?

...with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island.
by Joe
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: When to use the indefinite article
Replies: 2
Views: 12593

Re: When to use the indefinite article

Strictly speaking it should be:
We are in Class 2.

"Class 2" is a name. Like Kareem, it doesn't normally have "a" or "the" before it. And like Kareem, it is capitalized.
by Joe
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: painted+color
Replies: 1
Views: 9409

Re: painted+color

My room has walls painted purple...

is possible by reason of ellipsis and actually means

My room has walls that are painted purple...