Italianisms in English (Part 1)

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Italian speakers bring their own unique “quirks” to the English language, based on the structure and logic of the Italian language. The same is true for English speakers learning Italian, or for French people learning Spanish, or for anyone learning any language!

This is because, when we learn a new language, we tend to translate directly from our native language, which doesn’t always work.

In this quiz, you’ll learn about some common “Italianisms” and how to transform them into correct English phrases. Don’t worry if you make mistakes: mistakes are how we learn!

Italianisms in English | Quiz 1

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Adverbs Part 1: Modifying verbs

Learning new grammar topics can be very tricky. Fortunately, you have our blogs to help you along the way! In this blog, we are going to talk about adverbs and how to use them.

 

What are adverbs? Chances are you have already used them! In this blog we will talk about the first way we can use them is to describe verbs, which is what we will learn about today.

 

Adverbs can often modify verbs – which means that they describe the way an action is happening. Let’s see some examples.

 

John dances gracefully when he sings.

My doctor spoke to me seriously yesterday.

I arrived early to my meeting today.

 

In these examples, we can see that the adverb asks: in what way:

How does John sing? He sings gracefully!

How did my doctor speak? He spoke seriously!

Did I arrive on time? No, I arrived early!

Let’s test your knowledge with a little quiz on adverbs!

Modifying verbs | QUIZ

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Demonstrative pronouns

Would you look at that, we are going to talk about demonstrative pronouns today!

What exactly is a demonstrative pronoun? Let’s find out!

A demonstrative pronoun (this, that, these and those) are used instead of a noun to point out people or things.

If something is near in distance or time, we use this (singular) or these (plural)

If something is far in distance or time, we use that (singular) or those (plural)

 

 

 

Let’s look at some examples:

  • That is my brother (he is far away).
  • These are some crazy times (talking about the present [now])
  • Look at this cool new phone (something that is close)
  • Those were the days! (talking about the past).

 

Let’s try a quiz and see how well you know it!

Demonstrative pronouns | QUIZ

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