Although you are currently learning English, you might not have fully mastered it. Or worse yet, it may turn out that you have been speaking it wrong all these years. However, there is nothing wrong with that as we are all bound to make a few mistakes here and there when learning something new.
Many native English speakers use some very common ways of expression and grammar that are widely known but are in fact not used in school.
In this article, we will be presenting three brilliant hacks to help you learn the English language like how natives normally do easily.
1. Correct Your Speaking
You enter into a restaurant with your friends and the waiter says how many are you and you say “We are two.”
However, that is not the right way to say it as in English, we usually talk impersonally. When we talk about people even if it includes us, we would say “There are two of us.” So, the main tip here is to use “There are” and not “We are” when talking about yourself and other people.
2. Use The Verb To Tell
When using our senses; the sense of smell, touch, taste, feeling or hearing to recognize information then we use the verb to tell and not make or know. For instance, the sentence, “It is not easy to know the difference between the French wine and a New Zealand wine when you’re drinking it,” is not grammatically correct.
Instead, the correct way to say it is by changing the word know to tell. Over here, we are not using the verb ‘tell’ to mean saying something to something, it is a different meaning of “tell”. Similarly, you might hear some people say, “I can know the difference between a clementine and a tangerine.” But it is an incorrect way of saying it as you don’t use “can” and “know” together in an affirmative way. When using your senses we should use “tell, on the other hand, we should use “know” to talk about situations when we have prior information, for example, “I know what will happen next in the movie as I’ve seen it before.”
3. Use “Though” In Your Sentences
More specifically, you should be using the word, “though” at the end of the sentence to show a contrast, but “although” should only be used at the beginning or the middle of a sentence. However, most English speakers speak informally by putting “though” at the end of a sentence.
For example, “It is very cold outside, nice day though.”
All you need is a statement and something that contradicts that statement and then add “though” at the end, which you say with a rising tone.
The only way to learn English is by learning about it through an experienced tutor from a good institute in Singapore as lengthy course materials are not simply enough for fully comprehending the languaging, and especially not substantial if you want to learn how to speak properly.