Spect — Etymology

Vocabulary development is a life-long process. If you are alert, you will come across new words or new shades of meaning every day. One of the best ways to improve your word power is to study the origin of words, i.e., etymology, because many words are based on the same root. Studying ONE word in detail will help you learn hundreds of words with the similar origin. You will make serendipitous discoveries, which will be your perennial source of happiness. Here’s an etymological TIP to give you an idea about what I mean. . . . . For more such tips, visit www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living! #englishlanguageteaching #fluentlingua #commonerrors #ESL #ELT #EnglishInSurat #Englishvocabulary #EnglishGrammar #EnglishTutorOnline #EnglishTeacher #LearnEnglishEasily #tips4English #EnglishAtHome #Iamsurat #IloveSurat #wearesurties #englishingujarat #EnglishTips #dharmendraSheth #EnglishClasses #vocabulary #wordpower Happy Learning, Happy Living!

When / If I meet her…

English grammar is full of intricate rules and a myriad of exceptions. You might get bogged down in minor details if you aren’t careful. However, there are a few simple tips that can help you find your way through a maze of structural complexities. Here’s a sample tip to give you an idea about what I mean. “In time clauses and conditional clauses referring to future time, use the simple present tense (and no will/shall).” Study the examples given below. – When he comes, I will give him the news. – As soon as they arrive, we will start our work. – Wait here till/until he returns. – As long as he plays well, he will be allowed to lead the team. – If you work hard, you will get success. – If she asks me, I will help her. – If he practises daily, he will be able to perform well in the competition. And finally… – If you join Fluentlingua, your English will improve. . . . . For more such tips, visit: www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living! #englishlanguageteaching #fluentlingua #commonerrors #ESL #ELTinIndia #EnglishInSurat #EnglishStructures #EnglishGrammar #EnglishTutorOnline #EnglishTeacher #LearnEnglishathome #tips4English #EnglishAtHome #Iamsurat #IloveSurat #wearesurties #englishingujarat #EnglishTips …

Reduplication

Reduplication, the exact or partial repetition of a word, is a common linguistic feature in most languages including English. Examples include tip-top, okey-dokey, and mishmash. English is replete with such expressions containing repetition of sounds. However, repetition of a word is rare. On the contrary, in many Indian languages like Hindi, repetition of a word is a common feature. Therefore, Indian learners and users of English often translate such expressions and use a word twice, which, sometimes sounds awkward to efficient users of English. Here’s an example in the form of a tip. . . . For more such tips, visit www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living! #englishlanguageteaching #fluentlingua #commonerrors #ESL #ELT #EnglishUsage #EnglishFacts #articles #tips #EnglishGrammar #EnglishTutorOnline #EnglishTeacher #LearnEnglishEasily #tips4English #EnglishAtHome #Iamsurat #IloveSurat #wearesurties #englishingujarat #EnglishTips #dharmendraSheth #EnglishClasses #surat #englishinsurat #englishingujarat #EnglishSkills #reduplication #gujjuenglish #IndianEnglish Happy Learning, Happy Living!

Last but not least

Articles in English can be baffling at times. There are hundreds of rules and thousands of exceptions to those rules. Plus there are some fixed expressions with illogical and sometimes seemingly ungrammatical usage. English language learners, even at advanced levels, find it difficult to decide whether to use an article or not; and if yes, then which. The best way to master this aspect of English is to observe and analyse how expert writers and speakers use articles. Example sentences given in authentic dictionaries can also be a great source of knowledge and information. Here’s an expression which forms a part of common errors in English. . . . For more such tips, visit www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living! #englishlanguageteaching #fluentlingua #commonerrors #ESL #ELT #EnglishUsage #EnglishFacts #articles #tips #EnglishGrammar #EnglishTutorOnline #EnglishTeacher #LearnEnglishEasily #tips4English #EnglishAtHome #Iamsurat #IloveSurat #wearesurties #englishingujarat #EnglishTips #dharmendraSheth #EnglishClasses #surat #englishinsurat #englishingujarat #EnglishSkills Happy Learning, Happy Living!

Life is complex

Life is complex, isn’t it. Life is complex, whether you like it or not. It makes you dance and laugh, but, at the same time, it makes you run and cry. Accept life in totality. Make the most of every happy moment and forget the one that caused trouble. #life #quote #englishquotes #fluentlingua #dharmendrasheth #englishinsurat #iamsurat #surties #challengeinlife #lifejourney #artoflife #lifeinsurat #quotationsforlife #quote4life #simpleliving #happinessbooster #livelifefull #goodthoughtsmatter #lifeinpal #englishtutor #funinlilfe #lifefun For more such quotes, visit www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living!

can/could vs be able to

Common Errors in the use of can, could and able to Language learning is a life-long process. If you are alert, you will learn something new every day. You will make serendipitous discoveries, which will be your perennial source of happiness. Here’s a TIP, a sample to give you an idea about what I mean. . . . . For more such tips, visit www.fluentlingua.com @dharmendra_sheth_surat @fluentlingua Happy Learning, Happy Living! englishlanguageteaching #fluentlingua #commonerrors #ESL #ELT #EnglishInSurat #EnglishFacts #EnglishGrammar #EnglishTutorOnline #EnglishTeacher #LearnEnglishEasily #tips4English #EnglishAtHome #Iamsurat #IloveSurat #wearesurties #englishingujarat #EnglishTips #dharmendraSheth #EnglishClasses Happy Learning, Happy Living!

Never miss a chance to…

Hello everyone, This morning my friend Hemal Ved (Mumbai) shared a wonderful message with me via WhatsApp. Never miss a good chance to shut up.— Will Rogers Now, here are my thoughts based on the above. Please add yours if you like and share them with your loved ones. 1. Never miss a chance to help someone.2. Never miss a chance to learn.3. Never miss a chance to praise someone.4. Never miss a chance to appreciate someone’s help or concern.5. Never miss a chance to bring a smile on someone’s face.6. Never miss a chance to spread love.7. Never miss a chance to lighten someone’s burden.8. Never miss a chance to make someone happy.9. Never miss a chance to apologise if you have made a mistake.10. Never miss a chance to thank someone. And, finally, never miss a chance to share such a wonderful message with your loved ones. ??? Best wishes,Dharmendra Sheth After reading this message of mine, many friends contributed profusely to the list. Two major additions are copied below. Isha Chaliawala 1. Never miss a chance to listen to others. 2. Never miss a chance to listen to your own instinct. 3. Never miss a chance to …

Back or backside

Hi everyone, Sometimes a wrong word can spoil your image. You speak something and people laugh; and you don’t know why they are laughing. This is likely to happen if you aren’t familiar with the correct meaning or usage of the word. Here’s one such word that can trip you up: “backside”. Happy Learning, Happy Sharing! Best wishes, Dharmendra