Here are some common mistakes that I have heard people make that I would like to help you with.
A little and a few are quantifiers that mean "some".
Little and few have negative meanings. We use them to mean "not as much as we wished for or expected"
- A little and A few with a noun -
We use a little with uncountable nouns and a few with plural countable nouns
- I try to save a little money every month. - some, a small amount
- I want to spend a few days in Hokkaido this summer.
- Little and few with a noun -
We use little with uncountable nouns. We use few with plural countable nouns.
- I have very little money to spend on eating out.
- There are few cities in Japan that have public rubbish cans.
I hope this helps you all out!
Action verbs are typically single words that describe what a person or thing in a sentence does. ( run, walk, eat, hire ) The action verb answers the question, "What is the subject doing?"
"Scott goes to work by train." The subject is Scott. Ask yourself, What is Scott doing? Scott goes so the action verb is goes.
Linking verbs are verbs that link the subject of the sentence with more information about the same subject.
"Scott is an English teacher." The word is is a linking verb because it says what Scott is.
Action verbs express a specific movement, task, act, or motion, while linking verbs express a state of being.
Some words can be both action and linking verbs.
"Freshly baked pizza smells wonderful!" Here smells is a linking verb talking about the pizza.
"I always smell grilling yakitori when I walk to the station." Here smell is an action verb talking about what I am doing.
I hope that helps you out!
I live in a very busy neighborhood. There are 3 pachinko parlors in my neighborhood. There is a train station, a McDonald's, and a small coffee shop. There are also many hairdressing salons, convenience stores, and takoyaki stands.
--> What is in your neighborhood? (Use There is / there are + 名詞 to describe your neighborhood.)
One of my neighbors is a small elderly lady. She has short grey hair, black eyes, and a small nose. She is friendly, talkative, and energetic. She has a 9-year-old chihuahua. Her chihuahua's name is Koujirou. Koujirou's father's name is Musashi. She is fun to talk to.
-- > What does your neighbor look like? What is he/she like? (Use She/he has + 名詞 and She/he is + 形容詞 to describe that person)