In number 10 …

ALIGHT / BOARD – Not Only Grammar “How about saying ‘good morning’or ‘good afternoon’ as we alight orget off the bus?” I imagine your first question is about the word ALIGHT. First, you can find the meaning in a good dictionary. Click here: Oxford Dictionaries. After checking the word,  you’ll realize that there is a problem with the sentence above.Continue reading “In number 10 …”

2020 Top Ten posts

Here’s something I’ll be doing for the first time since I started this blog in 2013. From the 1st to the 10th January 2021, I’ll be reproducing the top ten posts of 2020. Together we’ll discover which posts vsitors to NotOnlyGrammar found most useful, interesting and helpful. I’ll do it in countdown fashion, with theContinue reading “2020 Top Ten posts”

BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020

Here’s a news item from the BBC which we will use for today’s listening activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-55348574. First, read the instructions to help you get the most benefit from the task: Click on the link – BBC news – and watch without subtitles Watch it again but this time with subtitles in English. Don’t worry aboutContinue reading “BBC News: How Covid conspiracies, ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread in 2020”

Parking Procedures: 8 (gerund or infinitive)

This is the last of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this eighth task, put theContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 8 (gerund or infinitive)”

Parking Procedures: 7 (conditionals)

This is the seventh of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this seventh task, you haveContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 7 (conditionals)”

Parking Procedures: 6 (sentence structure)

This is the sixth of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this sixth task, I haveContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 6 (sentence structure)”

Parking Procedures: 5 (vowels)

This is the fifth of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this fifth task, I’ve takenContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 5 (vowels)”

Parking Procedures: 4 (word order)

This is the fourth of an 8-part series on parking procedures. These are the instructions on how to use the car park, taken from the website of an international airport. As I like to say, there’s no better way to learn than by using English from the real world! For this fourth task, put theContinue reading “Parking Procedures: 4 (word order)”