English Lesson: “Too Much” vs “So Much”

Time for another round of “This is why you don’t sound like a native speaker.” This tip comes courtesy of my friend Jameson. “If you’re of able mind and body, life is good.” – Jameson Liang #truth #appreciate — Jon Dao (@CommDao) July 23, 2016 Do you know the difference between “too much” and “soContinue reading “English Lesson: “Too Much” vs “So Much””

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: “Until”

When speaking English, there’s lots of prepositions that can be confusing. In this lesson, let’s make sure you don’t misuse “until”. In order to understand this word, let’s use the example of a work schedule. Most of you work from 9 to 5. In other words, you finish work at 5. You work until 5. (Think of “until” asContinue reading “English Lesson: “Until””

English Lesson: “How’s it going?”

When I’m training clients in English speaking, I try to make a conscious effort to point out mistakes their American friends won’t. Allow me to clarify because I know that concept sounds really basic. In my first year of teaching, I had to learn the hard way that “proper and just” really isn’t the most effective wayContinue reading “English Lesson: “How’s it going?””