The correct answer is Thank God, with no “s.” “Thanks” is used singularly, as a short way to show your appreciation. It is never used with a direct object. Are there other common words and/or spellings that you often question? You’re probably not alone, which is why these incredible infographics exist! With the help of this colorful lesson, I hope you are taking away some very valuable information, and improve the way you present yourself through words!
Here are some commonly misused words. I would say that LIE vs LAY is at the top of the list for most misused, despite its position on the bottom of the infographic.
Try using some, and creating your own sentences.
Next on today’s Free Friday lesson: “Getting a Grip on Good Grammar” with 10 excellent tips to perfect your writing.
Weird Al Yankovic is back! Who is Weird Al? Do a quick Google search, and you may recognize his iconic look, or perhaps his song parodies. My memory of his music dates back to the ’90s, and his comical (funny) versions of trendy (popular) songs make it hard not to dance and sing along. One of his current hits off the album, “Mandatory Fun,” is a song that’s perfect for this blog, and for language learning! It’s called “Word Crimes.” I was stoked (so excited) when a dear friend shared it with me, and it has inspired me to use it for multiple learning opportunities. The first being… VOCABULARY.
Hopefully this list of vocabulary will enhance your repertoire (collection) of English vocabulary, and help you understand the song. Check back soon for some grammar explanations related to this song, and…
please share this information with someone who loves English, grammar, vocabulary, Weird Al…or just, life ♥ Happy Studying ♥
Are there any other words you don’t understand, or other lyrics that do not make sense? Don’t be shy! Feel free to ask for more explanations and definitions in the comment section below.
Is it Friday already?! Is it just me, or has this week has flown by!? Happy Friday my favorite English lovers! This week let’s take humor to the classroom, and look at something that everyone loves: technology. You’re utilizing technology right now for learning (or are you?). So they work well together, right? 🙂
Below are some humorous examples of the use of technology in education, failing ….big time! I’d love to hear about your experiences with education and technology, both positive and negative! Let me know in the comment section. Each picture also has a caption with a question that you can answer. Have a go!
Hope everyone has an excellent weekend, and of course, Happy Studying and ‘Cartooning’ ! ♥
haha! What “creative” ways have you tried to hide using your cell phone in class?
blogging is the new writing, right? Choose a previous blog entry of mine, and post a comment!
modern spelling. What other “text lingo” do you know? ((lingo= informal word for language))
How do you use technology in your education?
English can be confusing! Can you think of other English word confusions?