English Language Center
As a social creature people will continuously interact with the other in various social lives. people will be easier to express their idea about something or exchange information if they know the language which other can speak. That is the reason why English has become the most common second language in the world. In education, a student can access any information in the books, internet, and newspaper with the help of English. It takes a large part in the growth of technology and international business.
This website is for students who want help with English grammar. But teacher may also find it useful as additional course material in cases where further work or grammar in necessary. The website is undoubtedly useful for beginner, intermediate, advanced level students. Teachers and students always have great difficulty choosing correct grammar points. The website will be useful for you if you are not sure of the correct answers to questions such as
When do we use verb + ing for the future?
What is the difference between I was doing, and I have been doing
When do we use a, an, the?
What is the difference between I am used to doing and I used to do. All points of English grammar clearly are explained here so that student could learn easily
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I'm used to doing
Prasan is an Indian but he has lived in Switzerland for three years. When she first came to Switzerland, she found it very difficult to live there because she had to live in cold weather. Living in such cold weather was strange and difficult for him because:
He wasn’t used to it.
He wasn’t used to living in cold weather. But after three years, living in cold weather became less difficult. so:
She got used to living in cold weather.
Now after three years, it’s no problem for Prasan:
He is used to living in cold weather. so:
I’m used to (doing) something=something isn’t strange or new for me.
I’m used to the weather in this country.
I am used to drinking green tea.
I’m used to driving on the left because I have lived in Britain for a long time.
She is used to being alone.
I'm used to working long hours.
We must get used to eating vegetables.
People are used to wearing masks.
You are used to learning hard.
Measure/ step/ act/ move
These are all words for a thing that somebody does.
Action is a thing somebody does:
His brave action is worthy of a medal.
Her prompt action prevented a robbery.
Measure is an official action that is done so as to achieve a particular aim:
They'll have to take strong measures against racism
Step one of a series of things that somebody does to achieve something.
Are you ready for the next step?
Act is a thing that somebody does;
We had to act quickly.
Move (used especially in journalism) an action that somebody does or needs to do in order to achieve something:
The board of directors has made no move to settle the strike.
They are waiting for their next move.
To take action/measures/steps
To make a step/move
To prompt/quick/immediate action/step/act/move
Above-and-over can both be used to describe a position higher than something:
He has built a new room above/over my garage.
Birds are flying above the mountain.
The picture is above the fireplace.
When you are talking about movement from one side of something of the other, you can only use over:
A rabbit jumped over the stream.
Over can also mean ‘covering’:
The mother put a blanket over the sleeping baby.
Above-and-over can also mean ‘more than’.
Above can be used in relation to a minimum level or a fixed point:
100 meters above sea level.
Over is used with numbers, ages, money, and time.
He must be over 60.
This book costs over 100 bucks.
She waited over 3 hours.
The ages of life
Be born and raised/bred in London; into a poor/ middle-class family.
I was born and raised in a small village
Have a happy/ an unhappy/ a tough childhood.
She had an unhappy childhood
Grow up in a poor family/ a very religious family
Emma grew up in a very religious family
be/grow up an only child (=with no brothers or sisters)
He grew up an only child.
reach/hit/enter/go through adolescence/puberty
Her sister reached puberty at the age of fourteen
be in your teens/early thirties/mid-thirties/late thirties
He is in his early thirties
undergo/experience physical/psychological changes
Girls experience many emotional and physical changes during menopause
My son had to leave school after the accident.
go out to work (at twenty)
My brother went out to work at twenty.
get/find a job/partner
You should find a partner