How to Write a Letter or an Essay in English

Useful tips for writing letters, essays in English.

How to Write a Successful Cover Letter

 

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How to Write Informal Letters

 

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Useful Words and Phrases for Writing Formal Letters

 

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Writing a Letter or an Email

 

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How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

 

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How to End a Letter in English

 

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Verb Tenses in English

English tenses are of three types: Present, Past and future. Tenses are divided on the basis of time.

Past Simple & Present Perfect Tenses

 

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The Past Continuous Tense

 

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The Past Perfect Tense

 

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Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous

 

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Present Simple & Present Continuous Tenses

 

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Present Perfect Simple & Present Perfect Continuous Tenses

 

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The Future Continuous Tense

 

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Future Tense: Will or Be Going to

 

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Prepositional Phrases with BY, AT, IN & FOR in English

Prepositional phrases act as single parts of speech. They usually act as adjectives or adverbs.

Prepositional Phrases with AT

  • at the age of

E.g. I learned to drive at the age of 21.

  • at the beginning of

E.g. I joined a gym at the beginning of the year.

  • at the bottom of

E.g. There’s a shop at the bottom of this hill.

  • at all costs

E.g. I need to pass this exam at all costs.

  • at one’s desk

E.g. My manager spoke to me at my desk.

  • at the door

E.g. There’s somebody at the door.

  • at the end

E.g. I’m going to Madrid at the end of month.

  • at fault

E.g. Who was at fault for the accident?

  • at first

E.g. At first, I was happy here but now I’m not.

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Prepositional Phrases with FOR

  • for nothing

E.g. I can’t believe it’s closed. I came all this way for nothing.

  • for once

E.g. Late again! For once, can you try to arrive on time?

  • for the rest of

E.g. I could live here for the rest of my life.

  • for safekeeping

E.g. At the gym, I put my stuff in a locker for safekeeping.

  • for somebody’s sake

E.g. Maria was upset so I had to be calm for her sake.

  • for the sake of

E.g. They stayed together for the sake of their children.

  • for sale

E.g. There’s a lovely house for sale at the end of this street.

  • for short

E.g. My name is John but my family call me J for short.

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Prepositional Phrases with BY

  • by heart

E.g. At school we had to learn poems by heart.

  • by invitation

E.g. Membership to the club is by invitation only.

  • by land/sea/air

E.g. I get sick whenever I travel by sea.

  • by law

E.g. Dog owners must have a licence for the pets by law.

  • by luck

E.g. They played badly but won the match by luck.

  • by means of

E.g. I was able to afford the car by means of a bank loan.

  • by mistake

E.g. I chose the wrong road by mistake. Now we’re lost.

  • by nature

E.g. German people tend to be quite organised by nature.

  • by no means

E.g. It’s by no means certain that the economy will improve.

  • by now

E.g. If you don’t know me by now, you’ll never know me.

  • by oneself

E.g. I don’t mind spending time by myself.

  • by phone

E.g. Get in touch with me by phone if you need any help.

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Prepositional Phrases with IN

  • in a hurry

E.g. I can’t talk right now as I’m in a hurry.

  • in a mess

E.g. The whole house is in a mess. We need to tidy it today.

  • in a way

E.g. Can money buy happiness? In a way, I think so.

  • in action

E.g. I went to Camp Nou to see Lionel Messi in action last week.

  • in addition (to)

E.g. In addition to feeling tired, I felt a bit sick.

  • in advance (of)

E.g. It’s a busy restaurant so we should book a table in advance.

  • in agreement with

E.g. I’m in agreement with many of the views of my classmates.

  • in any case

E.g. I don’t want to go and in any case, I wasn’t invited.

  • in brief

E.g. The interview was, in brief, a complete disaster.

in case (+ clause)

E.g. Take an umbrella in case it rains.

  • in case of (+ noun)

E.g. In case of emergency, dial 911.

  • in cash

E.g. I’d prefer to pay in cash, if you don’t mind.

  • in charge of

E.g. Our president is too incompetent to be in charge of the economy.

  • in common (with)

E.g. I have a lot of in common with my best friend.

  • in comparison with

E.g. The weather in Scotland is awful in comparison with Italy.

  • in conclusion

E.g. In conclusion, I believe we should do more to help the poor.

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How to Use Prepositions AT – IN – ON

IN, ON and AT are used as both time prepositions and place prepositions in English.

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Prepositions of Time

IN

  • in the morning
  • in the afternoon
  • in the evening
  • in February
  • in March
  • in the summer
  • in the winter
  • in the autumn
  • in the spring
  • in 1999

ON

  • on Monday
  • on Sunday
  • on April 1st
  • on the 11th
  • on the first day
  • on the last day
  • on my birthday
  • on Christmas day
  • on Easter day
  • on holiday
  • on my wedding day
  • on that day

AT

  • at 9 o’clock
  • at midday
  • at noon
  • at dusk
  • at dawn
  • at night
  • at the weekend
  • at Christmas
  • at Easter
  • at the moment
  • at that time
  • at the beginning
  • at the end

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Prepositions of Place

AT

  • at The Empire State Building
  • at the corner
  • at the bus stop
  • at the door
  • at the top of page
  • at the end of the road
  • at the entrance
  • at the crossroads
  • at the front desk
  • at a conference
  • at a party

IN

  • In a box.
  • In a room.
  • In a country.
  • in a traffic jam
  • in Time Square
  • in a building
  • in a car
  • in a taxi
  • in a boat
  • in a helicopter
  • in a lift (elevator)
  • in the living – room
  • in the article
  • in England

ON

  • on the table.
  • on the floor.
  • on the chair.
  • on a table
  • on a wall
  • on the floor
  • on the roof
  • on the menu
  • on the page
  • on the door
  • on the shelf

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Antonyms List Using Common Prefixes in English

“Dis” Prefix

1. Disable

2. Disabuse

3. Disaccommodate

4. Disaccommodation

5. Disaccordant

6. Disbalance

7. Disband

8. Disbar

9. Disbark

10. Disbase

11. Disbecome

12. Disbelief

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Antonyms List Using Common Prefixes in English 28

“Im” Prefix

1. Impatient

2. Immoral

3. Imbalance

4. Immature

5.Impartial

6. Impenetrable

7. Imperfect

8. Impolite

9. Immortal

10. Impossible

11. Impotent

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“Mis” Prefix

1. Mischan

2. Mischannel

3. Mischaracterisation

4. Mischaracterise

5. Mischaracterize

6. Mischarge

7. Mischoice

8. Mischoose

9. Miscontinuance

10. Miscontrol

11. Misconversion

12. Misconvert

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“In” Prefix

1. Insecure

2. Inaccurate

3. Inadmissible

4. Inadvertently

5. Indifferent

6. Incapable

7. Incomparable

8. Incomplete

9. Inconvenience

10. Incorrect

11. Independence

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“Un” Prefix

1. Unfamiliar

2. Unfair

3. Unexpected

4. Unfit

5. Untie

6. Unveil

7. Unwrap

8. Undo

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