Grammar Rules

As well as = means ‘and in addition’; ‘and also’; ‘too’; used when we want to refer another item connected with the subject we are talking about; as well as is the conjunction which is frequently misused in most academic texts. Two major errors are generally made in its...
None of = Used before the demonstratives (this, that), possessives (his, your, my) or pronouns; None of his colleagues doubt that he is a man of the highest integrity.   A traditional rule of usage says that none must always be used as singular; however, it has been used with both singular...
There are four types of conditional sentences: Zero Conditional Sentences i) refer to general truths such as scientific or natural facts; ii) in this type of condition sentences, the time is now or always and the situation is real or possible; iii) if-clause (Simple present) + Main clause (Simple present); iv) use a...
Both ‘in the street’ and ‘on the street’ are correct, according to the contexts. However, ‘at the street’ has somewhat different story. I am in the street = Refers to the person being in an enclosed space surrounded by buildings, shops; in the street (in the middle of the traffic...
Any of = Used before a plural noun phrase beginning with the, these, those, or a possessive to express an individual thing or person belonging to a particular group. Any of + the pronouns (this, that, these, those, it, us, you, or them) + countable noun takes either a...
Seem + to be + adjective or Seem + adjective   Seem = Gives a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; the impression of being true, probable, or apparent; Seem is often followed by to be + an adjective: He seems (to be) a perfect gentleman. He has an authoritative manner...
Seem = Suggests how something looks or seems to look; used to describe a perceived condition; also suggests that something is true when we are not certain or when we want to be polite.   Appear = Used to talk about facts and events describing an observable condition; denotes that the...

Unreal Past

Wish + (that) + past simple We often use past tense to refer to an unreal situation. Though the tense is in the past, we, in fact, talk about some hypothetical situation – something that didn’t happen: a state or situation in the present that we regret but do...
As if = Used to express that something is unlikely and should not be considered As though = The same as 'as if' The difference between 'as if' and 'as though' is subtle and both of them can be used interchangeably. However, ‘as if’ is more common than ‘as though’: She acts...

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