English Lesson: Let’s

I never want to see you make this mistake again! Let’s get this right: don’t use a gerund in combination with “let’s”. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Oh, sure you do! I hear it all the time: Let’s eating. Let’s fighting. Let’s doing again. Wrong. All wrong! Let’s eat. Let’s do it again. Let’s fight–Continue reading “English Lesson: Let’s”

English Lesson: “I feel like ~ing”

During one of my Boston Lessons, my client was talking about Halloween. He wasn’t too big of a fan and had this to say about buying a costume: “I feel like wasting money.” But unfortunately, that doesn’t work in this context. If we take the sentence as it is: “I feel like wasting money” actually meansContinue reading “English Lesson: “I feel like ~ing””

English Lesson: “End Up”

I’ve mentioned before that using “how come” is a lot better than “why” because it’s a lot less direct. Why do you know Japanese? How come you know Japanese? In sort of a similar way, using the phrasal verb “end up” can help you loosen up your speech. When someone asks you about last night,Continue reading “English Lesson: “End Up””