Some/Any and A(An)/One in English

Some An A One Any English

When we talk about positive and negative statements in English, an interesting topic is the use of Some and A(An) versus Any and One. SOME/ANY SOME is used in a positive statement in order to show either: 1. The plural of something (for countable nouns) – I need some fresh towels. or 2. A small […]

ADI’S LANGUAGE SCHOOL REOPENING

ADI'S LANGUAGE SCHOOL REOPENING

Adi’s Language School is reopening for in-person classes with all state safety precautions in place on Monday May 25th. When you come see us, please wear a mask or face covering. We are all excited to be back! If you have any questions or comments regarding us or our classes, please fill out our contact […]

Beginner Italian Class

Parli Italiano?

Beginner Italian Group Class starting September 13th at Adi’s Language School in Framingham, MA. The schedule will be once a week on Fridays for 2 hours 10AM-12PM.  Alternate days/times available on demand. No registration fee. Online classes also available on demand. If you would like to register, please contact us as soon as possible at […]

Quantifiers in English – a lot, many, much, (a) few, (a) little

Quantifiers in English - a lot, many, much, (a) few, (a) little

What would our English classes be without learning how to use the Quantifiers correctly? A lot, many, much, (a) few, (a) little, hmmmm…so many choices, how do we know when to use each one? Let’s look at them together:   A LOT A lot can pretty much be used with any noun (and most verbs, […]

Take vs. Bring in English

Take vs. Bring in English

Hello everyone, I have received this question in class recently about the difference between Take and Bring in English and have rushed here to clarify it: Bring You ask people to bring things to you and your location. Bring is used in relation to a destination: “Bring some drinks to the party, please.” “Bring your toothbrush […]

Take vs. Get in English

Take vs. Get in English

What is the difference between TAKE and GET in English? When do we use one or the other? TAKE generally means to CARRY/ MOVE from one place to another. Can you take the kids to school today?  Take an umbrella. It’s raining. Can you take my shirt to the dry-cleaner? Don’t forget to take your driving […]

By vs. Until in English

By vs. Until in English

How do we use the prepositions By and Until in English when they refer to time? Take a look at the following examples: Write the report until 5 pm. Write the report by 5 pm.  Write the report until 5 pm means “Start writing the report now, continue writing it until 5 pm, then stop writing it regardless […]

Through vs. To/Until in English

Through vs. To/Until in English

When talking about a period of time or a time limit in English, when do we use Through and when do we use To or Until? And what is the difference between these prepositions, if any? First, let’s look at them separately: Through In North America, through means up to and including (a particular point […]