TOEIC: Causative Verbs

Causative verbs show that someone or something made a certain action happen.  The most common causative verbs are get, make, and have.  Verbs like order, cause, force, and want can also be causative verbs.  They are followed by noun clauses. If the direct object of the causative verbs make, have, and let perform the action, the... Continue Reading →

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TOEFL: Main Clause Structure; Partial & Complete Main Clauses

If a sentence has a subject, it must have a verb unless it's a double-comparison structure. If a sentence consists of a main clause and subordinate clause, each should have a subject and a verb. The clause word is placed at or very near the boundary between the main and the subordinate clause. Sentence Breakdowns... Continue Reading →

TOEIC: Transition Words

There are my absolute FAVORITE! I remember back in my college days my professor said to me, "if you can put transition words in your essay, I'll give you A's.  It needs flow."  So, I did.  The result = A's! These transition words, just like in the writing task II of the IELTS, are imperative... Continue Reading →

TOEIC: Grammar: Prepositions

Prepositions link their objects to the other structures within the sentence.  They're used to show placement, time, direction, cause, and location. At is used with a specific time of day. We will meet at 2:00pm. On is used with a specific day or date. I will go to school on Monday. The contract wasn't signed on... Continue Reading →

TOEIC Grammar – Comparatives & Superlatives

 Comparatives and Superlatives Adjective Comparative Superlative one-syllable hard -er harder -est hardest two-syllable ending in –y early -er earlier -est earliest other two-syllable and long tiring intelligent more more tiring more intelligent most most tiring most intelligent some two-syllable quiet clever simple more or –er more quiet cleverer simpler most or –est quietest most clever... Continue Reading →

Career Goals For 2018

Well, this is the big one! I mean there's Tedx, working for companies (on my own contracts), there's the podcast, Herbalife, YouTube, selling things on my website, business cards, meetings, presentations.  Omg! I mean I really need to thing and plan this one out thoroughly. Podcast One of the biggest goals of course for this... Continue Reading →

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