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Engelsk grammatik
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Never forget the fact that learning a language is just like building a house.
If you're old enough to know what a house is like in general terms,
you're also old enough to know where to start, right?
 Yes, you start by building a very good and solid foundation.
Anything else is simply a waste of time and money, not to mention wits...

In this section you will find a number of language exercises,
articles and links to pages and sites covering the various grammar and vocabulary topics most oftenly confusing
or difficult to both Scandinavians (Swedes, Norwegians & Danes) and Anglo-Saxons
(Anglo-Saxons= people from the English-speaking countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zeeland, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.).

På den här sidan samt underordnade sidor så kommer du att finna ett antal språkövningar,
förklarande och beskrivande textstycken, sidor och artiklar [samt länkar till olika sidor och "sajter"
som behandlar de olika grammatikregler och aspekter som så ofta skapar problem
för både skandinaver och människor från den s.k. "anglosaxiska världen"
(Anglosaxiska världen= Australien, Storbritannien, Canada, Irland, Nya Zeeland och U.S.A.).


The longer the password, the better. -Längden har betydelse. du SKA använda minst 12 tecken och mixA stoRleken samt ETT PAR "symboltecken" typ * ^ # £ $.

Our grammar will be focusing on verbs, prepositions and related matters
and the vocabulary will vary from general everyday matters to areas of concern to us all
such as food (foods, cooking, eating & recipes), money (business & financce & shopping), logistics, cars and computers.

Vår grammatik kommer att koncentreras på verb och prepositioner, och ordförrådet kommer att variera
mellan vardagliga företeelser och ämnesområden som berör oss alla
som mat (matvaror, matlagning, ätande och matrecept), pengar
(affärer & finans & ekonomi & att handla i affärer),
 bilar och datorer.



There'll be a growing number of interactive language exercises, quizzes and tests for both those who speak Swedish and those who speak English.

Språkövningar för både svensktalande och engelsktalande, tillika med tester och prov av olika slag, kommer successivt att fyllas på "under" den här sidan, och många kommer att vara interaktiva.

The spelling of English words is very inconsistent.

Words of one syllable ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double the final consonant before adding a suffix beginning with a vowel.

hop - hopped, bat - batter, spin - spinning

Words of more than one syllable which are accented on the final syllabale and which end in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double the final consonant before adding a suffix beginning with a vowel.

occur - occurred, admit - admitting

Words ending in 'y' preceded by a consonant change the 'y' to 'i' before adding suffixes.

salary - salaries, marry - married, fancy - fanciful, merry - merriment, lonely - loneliness

NOTE When working in, or with, Swedish and English you must always be careful when dealing with verbforms such as progressive form and simple tense as differences here have major impact on meaning and interpretation of circumstances in question. The grammar aspect might not necessarily be the most crucial issue to consider unfortunately, which otherwise would have simplified the matter considerably.

-"He's drinking!"- = Han dricker (just nu). / "Kolla på honom!" Han dricker! (...och det brukar han aldrig göra annars!) / Han "tar sig en hutt" (...och det brukar han aldrig göra annars!). /Han är drickande.
-"She was dying when I arrived."- = Hon var döende då jag anlände./ Hon höll på att dö (...och bara just då) när jag kom. (...och kanske, tack vare att jag dök upp, så ordnade det hela upp sig och hon "hämtade sig"!)

NOTE Note that above examples contain elements of coincidence, an incident, an occasion, accident etc.
Below you'll find examples showing the opposite or extreme where something is terminated, finished, permanent, "beyond hope and will"!

-"He drinks."- = Han brukar dricka (jämt). /Han är vanedrickare. /Han super. / Han tittar för djupt i glasen (vanligtvis). /Han är "drinkare".

-"She died when I arrived."- = Hon dog när jag anlände (kom).
/ Hon avled när jag kom.

"""If you have unrestricted Internet access, you may be tempted to use any source you find online as a basis for your writing."""

A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep

Ice cream, Sunday & sundae

En "sundae" är helt enkelt en glassefterrätt med frukt eller

fruktsaft iblandat, ofta dessutom försedd med vispgrädde och nötter.

Engelskan är ju konsekvent i detta avseende till skillnad från svenskan beträffande hantering av namn. Söndag likväl som mars och september och Kalle och Sigrid är ju alla namn, och skall också därmed ha stor bokstav. Så är alltid fallet i engelskan men tyvärr icke i svenskan där man använder liten bokstav på såväl dagsnamn, helger som månadsnamn.


Man kan uttala "Sunday" och "sundae" likadant så det blir ju den s.k. kontexten, sammanhanget, som avgör betydelsen. Som svensk kan man knappast påstå att detta skulle vara en oöverstiglig svårighet med uttryck som "Får får får?"  eller "Som man får man utstå vad man förtjänar." samt ett därmed förknippat språkligt dilemma som "Hästen har man!"

Nog kan språk synas outgrundliga, ibland...


Now spend a few minutes on your vocabulary and
the word 'chip' (s).
Think of all the
different variations in meaning you can come up with
(translated into Swedish).
Put the word in context
(Write sentences!). Define the word in each context.
What are the various meanings of the word chip/-s you can come up with?
Use both American and British dictionaries.
Without the two you are likely to (you will) fail.
Is there such a thing
as a chipmunk (chip-muck)?
And what about a 'chip-shot',
where I've heard some people confuse it with 'cheap shot'…?
Numerable are those instances when it's been a question of trying to establish certainty
as to whether or not somebody means 'who' or 'how'.
I mean if someone asks you "How is it?" or "Who is it?" obviously might cause some confusion,
especially if you're in a hectic business environment, or even worse, at an emergency ward.

Having said that, we're getting awfully close to all those pronunciation errors
basically depending upon difficulties making a correct distinction between 'sh' and 'ch' leading to 'sheep' becoming 'cheap' or vice versa,
and 'chip' and 'ship' will further complicate the issue.

Stress of syllables not taken into consideration as in 'sheet' and 'shit.
You've probably heard about the guy who came down to the reception desk
of a hotel on the East Coast
trying to get a clean sheet to his bed.
The desk-clerk misinterpreted the whole story into the more embarrassing idea
that the guest in question had simply "shit in his bed"…
You've probably heard about ...

-In case that cactus stays (above this line), click your Refresh Button!

The longer the password, the better!  -Längden har betydelse...
u SKA använda minst 12 tecken och mixA stoRleken samt ETT PAR  "symboltecken" typ * ^ # £ $.

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The English Pages

Why English Teachers Are Important - A Story

This reminds me of a trip I made to Aspen many years ago.
There was a woman at work who told me before I left that she would like me to send her a postcard from there,
because she collected postcards.

This woman was in her forties at the time and was the original case of mutton dressed up as lamb.
When I got to Aspen, I found the perfect card for her.
It read "Aspen - The weather is here, wish you were beautiful."
 After I sent it I felt a bit guilty but it was too late to do anything about it.

When I got back to Sydney this woman came up to me
and said the postcard was one of the sweetest things anyone had ever done for her.
I couldn’t figure it out until I realised that she had read it as "The weather is here, wish you were, beautiful."



-You'd better shape up my  friend!

What about other grammar aspects & parts such as adverbs?

Hur är det med skrivandet och skrivförmågan?

Vet du hur man egentligen skall skriva en mening, ett stycke, eller en hel berättelse?

A helpful review on writing Sentence Fragments for additional information
on thoughts that cannot stand by themselves and sentences known as "stylistic fragments".
 See how various types of sentences, structurally, are defined, with examples etc...










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