Category: Blog

How to help your colleagues learn English

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Normally our blog posts are aimed at professionals learning English who work at companies in London. This post comes…

When do we use “so” and “such”?

So and such. You’re so busy, we know. But you’re not such a busy person that you don’t have time to read this. How do we use these words in English? This…

When do we use “Work” or “Works” in English?

Let’s have a look at a common mistake: the difference between work and works in English. The good news is that it will be quite easy for you to fix. Read on! Verbs So f…

5 Football Phrases in English

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Have you been enjoying the football this summer? I’m not usually much of a football fan but I do like watching th…

How to Get People to Correct Your English 

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English   Do you wish native English speakers would correct your English? As corrections are essential to learning a language…

What is a double negative?

What is a double negative? Do you use them accidentally? Read on and find out! What is a double negative? A double negative is where you have two negative grammar markers…

How to say you will pay for someone else in English

Suppose you’re in a restaurant, having a great time, and you want to pay for everyone’s meal. How do you offer to pay? How do you offer to pay? Our top recomme…

Using “The” When You’re a Member of an Institution

Is your English teacher always telling you to add or remove “the”? “The” is also called “the definite article” in English. He…

How to start and finish professional emails in English

By Emily Stallard, owner and trainer at Orchid English   Do you struggle with formality in business writing? Even native English speakers sometimes wonder whic…

How to use -ware and -wear in English

By Emily Stallard, Owner and Trainer at Orchid English   Do you know to use the word endings “ware” and “wear”? Had you ever considered…

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