Category Indefinite Words

Podcast #136 NEXT and LAST in Time Expressions

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Indefinite Words, Other

Welcome to Podcast #136 of ESL Aloud. In the previous lesson you learned how to express indefinite duration in expressions like for a few hours and for several months. You learned not to use the word some in this type of expression. In this lesson you will learn how to avoid another common type of […] Read More

Podcast #135 Avoiding SOME in Time Expressions

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Indefinite Words

Welcome to Podcast #135 of ESL Aloud. This lesson concerns the incorrect use of the word some in expressions of time. Many learners of English, even pretty advanced speakers, will say something like I stayed at the beach for some weeks when what they should have said is I stayed at the beach for a […] Read More

Podcast #23 SOME and ANY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Indefinite Words

I went to the beach with some friends. I bought some tea. She sang some songs in Russian. Do you have any black markers? Haven’t any packages arrived for me? Are there any ripe tomatoes in the garden? We don’t have any instructions yet. They couldn’t find any wood to make a fire. Please don’t […] Read More

Podcast #22 The Indefinite Use of THEY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Indefinite Words

I talked with my parents last night. They are not very happy. She bought three chairs. They were very expensive. Look at those mountains.  They are so beautiful. They say it’s going to rain tonight. They eat a lot of fish in Japan. They don’t let you bring food into the theater. There was a […] Read More

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