AT THE END vs IN THE END

AT the end = at a point in time IN the end = finally / a final result AT THE END We normally use AT for a time such as AT 9 o’clock or AT night.  Similarly, the phrase at the end means at the time when something ends.  The phrase at the beginning means at the time when something … Read More

When we use BETWEEN and AMONG

Use BETWEEN to describe the difference between or the position of two things. Use AMONG to describe the difference or position in a group of things. Between Examples: Look between the curtains and you’ll see a strange man outside. The table is between the 2 chairs. Among Look! There’s an old house among those trees. I found my keys among … Read More

SINCE, FOR & AGO

TIME WORDS USE TENSE FOR + period of time many tenses SINCE + point in time Present Perfect (& other Perfect Tenses) AGO + past or finished time Simple Past (& other Past Tenses) SINCE Since is used to mean from a point in time in the past up to now.   As since connects a past time to the present time, it is … Read More

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOR AND TO

The difference between FOR and TO in English can be a little tricky.  After some adjectives and verbs we need to use FOR but after others we need to use TO. Read the explanation below and then try the exercise. Use FOR after the following adjectives: famous grateful sorry / thankful happy / sad (for someone) prepared / ready responsible … Read More

PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT

Prepositions of Movement Exercise: Click here for EXERCISE practice with prepositions of movement and direction Click on the links below to learn more about prepositions: Learn Prepositions of Place Learn Prepositions of Time

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE

  What’s the difference between in front of and opposite? Distance. Opposite is further away (i.e. across the table) while in front of is very close. What’s the difference between under and underneath? No difference in meaning. We say under more often than underneath because it’s shorter! What’s the difference between next to and beside? No difference :). Next to … Read More

PREPOSITIONS OF TIME – AT / ON / IN

Online EXERCISES with in, on, at for time / Worksheet PDF WHEN TO USE AT FOR TIME Examples: I went to the doctor at 8 o’clock this morning. The shops open at 9 a.m. I go to bed at midnight. Although we use AT for an exact or precise time, some phrases do not follow the rule so we also … Read More