Shawn Roe

About Shawn Roe

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Shawn Roe has been teaching English as a Second Language since 2006. He has taught students from all over the world including Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Switzerland, and Iran. His students range from elementary level to university professors.

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Pronunciation Tip: Man, Men, Woman, Women

Here’s a quick pronunciation tip: how to pronounce ‘man’ vs ‘men’ and ‘woman’ vs ‘women’. Man is a singular noun meaning ‘one male person’. So you could say ‘a man’ or ‘one man’. Men is a plural noun meaning ‘more than one male person’. ‘Some men’ or ‘four men’. The difference in pronunciation is heard in the(…)

Some vs Any

Some vs Any

There are a few simple rules to follow to use some vs any correctly in English. Study these 4 simple rules and download the practice worksheet (at the bottom) so that you can understand how to use some vs any. How to use Some vs Any ‘Any’ = negative sentences (‘not’), questions Ex 1: I(…)

Count and Noncount Nouns Part 2

Some nouns can take numbers in front of them, and some nouns cannot. Nouns that can have numbers in front are called count nouns (or countable nouns). English nouns that cannot have numbers directly in front are called noncount nouns (or uncountable). It’s important to understand the difference between count and noncount nouns. Check out(…)

Count and Noncount Nouns Part 1

Count and Noncount Nouns Part 1

It’s important to understand the difference between count and noncount nouns. This is the simple version for beginners (part 1). Advanced learners might want the more complete Count and Noncount Nouns Part 2. Count Noncount Numbers Yes – three apples, four potatoes No – air, water Plural verbs Yes – are cars, are people No –(…)

Yes-No Questions English (Grammar)

Yes-No Questions English (Grammar)

This is the (Grammar) version of Yes-No questions. Are you looking for the Yes-No Questions Present Tense Simple version? Or maybe the Yes-No Questions Past Tense Simple version? Technically, there are three types of Yes-No questions in English: Inverted questions (ex. Are you happy?) Inverted alternative questions (ex. Are you happy or sad?) Tag questions(…)

Yes-No Questions Past Tense (Simple)

Yes-No Questions Past Tense (Simple)

This is the (Simple) version of Yes-No questions using mostly the past tense. Are you looking for the Yes-No Questions Present tense (Simple) version or the higher level Yes-No Questions Grammar version? Simple Key = wrong = right = “Yes, …” = “No, …” Q: = Question A: = Answer Answer = ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Q:(…)

Yes-No Questions Present Tense (Simple)

Yes-No Questions Present Tense (Simple)

This is the (Simple) version of Yes-No Questions using only the present tense. Are you looking for the (Grammar) version of Yes-No questions? Or maybe the Yes-No Questions Past Tense (Simple) version? Simple Key = wrong = right = “Yes, …” = “No, …” Q: = Question A: = Answer Answer = ‘Yes’ or ‘No’(…)

Present Tense Subject Verb Agreement

Present Tense Subject Verb Agreement

English sentences and questions basically consist of subjects and verbs. It’s extremely important for ESL students to understand subject verb agreement. This means that the verb and subject correctly go together. Often the form of the verb will change depending on the subject. Here is a chart to help you understand present tense subject verb(…)

Irregular Verbs Cheat Sheet

Irregular Verbs Cheat Sheet

One difficult part about learning the English language is existence of irregular verbs. These are verbs that do not conform to the normal rules of conjugation. How can ESL students learn all the different irregular verbs? Are there any patterns to irregular verbs? Though there are general patterns, it would be more difficult learning the various(…)

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