Useful Phrases to Request

Simple requests: Could/can you…? Would you mind…? For routine requests (asking someone to do his/her job) we can be fairly direct. Big requests/favours: I was hoping you could… I was wondering if you could… Would it be okay if…? Do… Read More ›

Useful Phrases to Disagree

That’s not necessarily true. I’m not so sure I agree. I don’t know that I agree. That’s not always true. By partially disagreeing or using indirect, tentative language, we can soften our message and ensure we don’t offend our listener.

Useful Phrases to Interrupt

Gaining the floor: Sorry to interrupt, but… Could I add something? It’s often helpful to say the person’s name before “Could I add something?” This helps get the person’s attention and makes him/her stop talking. After interrupting someone: I’m sorry, you… Read More ›

Useful Phrases to give advise

You may/might want to consider… It might be a good idea to… Have you thought about…? Saying “you should” could be too direct, especially if we’re talking to a supervisor, a client, or someone we don’t know very well.

Useful Phrases to say ‘no’

Declining an invitation: That sounds great, but… I’m sorry, but I really can’t. I have to… I really appreciate the invite, but… In English, we don’t typically decline invitations without giving a reason (either real or made up). Simply saying… Read More ›

Fixed Prepositions

There are certain verbs, nouns, adjectives and participles that take the particular prepositions after them. It displays fitness in language. Your grammatical accuracy and range is often tested in International English Exams. Practise using these phrases in sentences, especially while writing and speaking, with suitable examples.

Useful Phrases for Essay Writing

After writing an essay, before submitting it for correction you should consider including some of these phrases in the essay wherever necessary. This habit will finally result it you being able to write essays with appropriate phrases.

Should I be good at Grammar to excel in International English Exams.

When there are no rules followed a cricketer finds it difficult to play with the team. Because the rules form a common ground to protect the player and ease the learning process for a learner of the game. Similarly, grammar forms a common ground on which a user of the language is able to express himself/herself clearly and the new learner finds it easy to learn the language. Therefore it it necessary to learn the language and its grammar rules immaculately.