영어에서는 proper noun과 common noun을 구별하는 것이 중요하다. desk, girl, Obama, apple, Apple 등등의 명사를 직면할 때마다 이 단어가 보통명사인지, 아니면 고유명사인지를 반드시 파악해야 한다. 이 두 범주의 명사들은 서로 다르게 취급되기 때문에 그 차이를 분간하는 능력은 중요하게 여겨진다.
For non-native English speakers, prepositions can be a nightmare. To, on, for, in … it often seems like they follow no set pattern, and even the best ESL speakers trip up sometimes. Because the verb to go is so common, I probably hear more preposition-based mistakes with this verb than any other. Luckily, there are four basic rules that will help you get it right most of the time:
When can we add modifiers like ‘very’, ‘extremely’, and ‘a little bit’ to adjectives? It depends on whether the adjective is non-gradable or gradable.
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