YouTube English Lesson – Using Could Have (Past Modal)

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Hey guys! Here is another one-point English lesson. A log of people have been asking me about using could have, would have, and should have. You know, past modal verbs. Well, for today’s lesson, we will look at how we use COULD HAVE and COULDN”T HAVE in everyday English. I’m going to cover the other past modals in a future …

ON THE HOUSE – An American Idiom Lesson

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ON THE HOUSE What does the idiom, on the house mean? When you get something on the house , you get it for free. On the house means that the restaurant gives you something for free. We generally use on the house when we talk about restaurants. I was so happy because the waiter brought us a bottle of wine …

FOR A SONG – An American Idiom Lesson

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FOR A SONG What does the idiom, to get something for a song mean? When you get something for a song, you are able to buy it for a low or discounted price. The nuance is that instead of paying money for something, I just needed to pay for that with my singing! I got it for a song! (OK, …

TO SAW WOOD – An American Idiom Lesson

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What does it mean to saw wood? Let’s learn this American idiom today! When you use a saw to cut wood, the noise that the saw makes is loud and rough. We think that this sound, the sawing sound, resembles the sound people make when they snore. (Snore is the sound that people make when they sleep.) So, when you …

What’s The Difference Between ACCIDENT and INCIDENT – English Vocabulary Lesson

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What’s the difference between accident and incident? accident and incident are two words in English that are often confused by both English learners and native speakers. Let’s learn this vocabulary today! The word accident is a noun and an accident is when two or or more things crash into or damage each other. An accident is a physical happening. There …

What’s The Difference Between PREPARE and PREPARE FOR – English Grammar Lesson

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What’s the difference between prepare and prepare for? How does putting the preposition for change the meaning or useage of prepare ? I know that prepositions can be tricky when you are learning English, so hopefully, this grammar lesson about for will help you out. You prepare something (without for). You can prepare a meal, prepare a dish, or prepare …