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Difficult words and expressions in English

Troubleshooter - an index of tricky words and grammar points

The little words that cause so many problems

  1. All and whole - and how to use them in English
  2. Both, either and neither  Common mistakes and clear rules
  3. Do and make - uses and differences
  4. Each and every - usage and differences
  5. In case of - use and misuse
  6. Since :  how to know if it implies time or cause.
  7. So and its different uses   A word with a several functions.
  8. Still, yet, already & again : how to avoid confusing these words
  9. Such : used as an adjective or a preposition
  10. There, their or they're  ..  avoiding mistakes.
  11. This, that, the ones as demonstratives, etc.  which to use, and when.
  12. Used to - the auxiliary of terminated action or habit
  13. Very, quite and Adverbs of degree
+. Only, lonely, lone, single and lonely : to explore the distinctions between these words, see Problem Words in English (ebook or paperback)
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An extended and updated version of the Linguapress Troubleshooter pages, covering over fifty of the most common words in English, which are also a constant source of difficulty for learners of English

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Tricky or  controversial points of English grammar

  1. Split infinitives: are they good grammar?
  2. The present perfect tense  Present tense or past tense?
  3. Collective nouns: singular or plural ?
  4. Hyphens - when to join words with a hyphen in English
  5. How many tenses does English have? Some say two, others six, others twelve? So why the difference?
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Verbs: the present tense
Verbs : the future
Past tenses
Phrasal & prepositional verbs
Gerunds, participles and -ing forms
The infinitive
Irregular verb tables
Nouns, pronouns, adjectives
Noun phrases
Adjective order in English
The possessive
Sentences & clauses
Relative clauses in English
Conditional clauses in English
Word order in English
Reported questions in English
Language and style 
Word stress in English
The short story of English
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Reading resources: intermediate
Crosswords and word games

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