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  • Common English Grammar Mistakes, Part 3

    In the previous two blogs, the American accent training professionals at Pronunciation Workshop took a look at some of the most common English grammar mistakes. We’ll continue with more grammar mistakes in Part 3 of the series, helping you gain awareness of common mistakes so you can become a more polished English speaker! 7. Since/For For people learning English as a second language, navigating the world of tenses can be difficult, especially when it comes to the proper use of since or for. Let’s a take a look at common examples of misuse of these words in the past tense:...

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  • Common English Grammar Mistakes, Part 2

    In the previous blog post, the American accent training team at Pronunciation Workshop deconstructed some of the most common grammatical mistakes in the English language. We’ll continue on that topic here, with even more mistakes to be aware of so you can become a better English speaker! 4. Adverbs and “ly” “The road to hell is paved with adverbs” according to world-renowned novelist Stephen King—but they’re an essential part of the English language whether Mr. King likes them or not. An adverb modifies a verb to make it more descriptive—after all, there’s a big difference between speaking softly and speaking...

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  • Common English Grammar Mistakes

    It doesn’t matter if you’ve spoken English for three months or three decades—there’s a chance you’re making some grammar mistakes in your everyday speech. It’s nothing to be ashamed of—we all make tiny mistakes in our speech every so often. But it’s up to us to be aware of these mistakes, and to correct ourselves when we make them. That’s just part of getting better and speaking English, whether it’s your second language or your only language. In this blog, the American accent training professionals at Pronunciation Workshop will cover some of the most common mistakes made in the English...

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  • How to Deliver an Effective Presentation

    Making a presentation, in school, in business, can be scary or overwhelming, especially if English is not your native language. It puts you on public display. The audience sits there and listens to only you and your ideas. They will react or respond to not only the words that come out of your mouth, but how well you pronounce them as well as your body language. In order to deliver an effective and impactful presentation there are a few key points to get right. In this blog, your American accent training team will show you those tips! First, begin with asking...

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  • 12 Phrases Even Native English Speakers Get Wrong

    A dozen phrases even native English speakers get wrong.   If you’re not a native English speaker but you are studying the language or have learned it but are working towards speaking more clearly and being understood, you probably want to read on. So you want to talk like a native? Believe it or not, there are dozens of phrases that even those who have been speaking the language their entire lives get wrong ALL THE TIME! So, while you can certainly continue to learn by listening to native speakers in face to face conversation, via television or radio programs...

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