Assistant Grammar Cat

Say more. Not less.

“Do you speak Spanish?” “More or less”. You will hear people say that, and it means “I’m OK with Spanish” or “I can speak a little bit but I’m not confident”. “Did you enjoy your trip?” “More or less. Well, was it more or less? You will hear English speakers use these type of expressions…

Expressions

Meh.

This week, let’s look at ways to say that something is “ok”. Not good, not bad, but just in the middle. If someone asks you “how was the food?” You can say “it was OK”. You can also say “so-so”. Also “fair”. My personal favorite is “nothing to write home about”. All of these expressions…

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Clocked

Today I hear that some humans are changing their clocks. It’s an hour later this morning than it was yesterday. So this time of year, we “change the clocks” or “move the clocks an hour” we don’t “change the hour”. My life hasn’t changed. Also, if you “clock out”, it means you’re finished for the…

Grammar

Articles about Articles.

During this coming week, I’ll talk about situations in English when you don’t use an article (“a” or “an”). “Cats are good companions”. “Running is good exercise”. “Learning English is hard”. General descriptions and statements of opinion don’t take an article. “I’ll make dinner”. “It’s time for breakfast”. When you talk about meals. “Dinner was…

Expressions

Humans and screens.

In the past humans only watched screens. Now humans talk to screens in addition to watching them. Sometimes I even see cats on the screens. I also hear this word “zoom”, very often. It seems to make humans very angry. Some expressions I hear often when humans talk to their screens: “I’m sorry, I got…