Grammar Blog

18 Ways to Say Hello in English

18 Ways to Say “Hello” in English

Even though there are many ways to say “hello” in English, learning the subtle nuances and connotations of each greeting can be challenging for those new to the language. Here’s your comprehensive guide on saying “hi” in English.

5 Ways to Help Out International Students

Don’t Laugh at Me: 5 Ways to Help Out International Students

We might not all get to experience the ups and downs of going to school in a different country, but most of us know what it feels like to be homesick or uncomfortable at times. If you have friends or classmates who are international students, here are some ways you can help them enjoy their time studying abroad.

Fake It Till You Make It: 7 Ways to Improve Your English When You're a Non-native Speaker

Fake It Till You Make It: 7 Ways to Improve Your English When You’re a Non-native Speaker

Living in an English-speaking community when you’re still learning the language is a challenge. Here are seven ways to improve your English communication and comprehension skills.

Avoiding Gender Bias in Academic Writing

Avoiding Gender Bias in Academic Writing

Avoiding gender bias in your academic writing can be difficult for those learning English. This guide will help you write clearly and sensitively.

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 7

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 7)

Although it’s the last in the series, we hope this article about pronouns won’t leave you quite as emotional as you felt upon finishing “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” (But we suggest grabbing a tissue just in case.)

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 6

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 6)

Things are getting pretty exciting in our Harry Potter article series! Week six looks at exclamatory sentences in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 5

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 5)

Ellipses can be difficult pieces of punctuation to use. But as J.K. Rowling shows us in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” they are very effective when used properly.

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 4

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 4)

Dobby’s heroism is something to be admired and imitated. His grasp of subject–verb agreement, however, leaves something to be desired . . .

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 3

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 3)

Do you like “Harry Potter”? Are you interested in learning grammar rules? Do interrogative sentences make you nervous? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this article is for you!

Learning Grammar through Reading: Harry Potter Week 2

Learning Grammar through Reading: What Harry Potter Can Teach Us about English Grammar Rules (Week 2)

Commas can be as difficult to master as “Wingardium Leviosa.” Here are a few pointers from your old friend, Harry Potter.