Entries by Linda


Non-continuous Verbs

Non-continuous verbs are verbs that we do not normally use with continuous tenses. These “stative” verbs are about state, not action, and they cannot express the continuous or progressive aspect. Here are some of the most common non-continuous verbs: feeling: hate, like, love, prefer, want, wish senses: appear, feel, hear, see, seem, smell, sound, taste […]

15 Ways to Be Happier in 2015

New year. Happier me. I’ve never been a huge fan of the resolution list craze and I don’t believe in holding off on pursuing goals that can be accomplished before the first of the year. That may be the overachiever in me talking. I’m all about personal development, but getting in better shape, eating healthier […]

Christmas traditions from around the world

Click on any one of the floating icons at the top of the page and enter into a world of information about the meaning of Christmas Traditions and Customs as well as how varies countries celebrate Christmas. HAVE FUN!!!!! http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/ [gap height=”15″] LINDA’S PROFILE  [gap height=”15″]


Thanksgiving is a very American holiday. It is also called Thanksgiving Day. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year. It used to be a religious holiday to give thanks to God. There are two versions of the origins of this holiday. One is thanks for the early settlers arriving in America […]


For / To 

Don’t say: “I’m studying every day for improve my English.”  Say: “I’m studying every day to improve my English.”    The words to and for are very easy to confuse! Here are some rules:    Use to in these cases:  1. Destination (We’re going to Paris.)  2. What time it is (It’s a quarter to 2.)  3. Distance (It’s about ten miles from my house to […]



History of Halloween Halloween falls on October 31st each year in North America and other parts of the world. What do you know about Halloween? Do you celebrate it in your country? Here is a little history about it.  Vocabulary to evolve (v)– to change little by little spirit (n)– ghost, some people believe the […]


In/into and on/onto

English prepositions cause a great deal of confusion for non-native speakers. This article is about some of the most common preposition pairs which are easily confused. In / into What exactly is the difference between in and into? At least in a few cases, they are both possible. However, there are some differences, too. Both […]


5 Common Grammar Mistakes

Error #1: Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice A run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. A comma splice is similar to a run-on sentence, but it uses a comma to join two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction. Fixing a run-on sentence or a comma splice […]


Common Mistakes in Speaking and Writing 

Here are three errors that I regularly encounter inside and outside the classroom. Do you make these mistakes? Listen to yourself, and check your writing. These are some errors that are not deadly or fatal because native speakers usually understand what you mean. Because of that, they will rarely correct you. Nevertheless, these mistakes mark […]