It’s not every day that we notice the grammatical errors we commit, so in today’s short English lesson reels, we’ll have a closer look at these errors. 

When should you use FUN and FUNNY?

Use the word funny if you were in a humorous or weird situation. When people laugh at your stories, it means your stories are funny. Use the word fun when you had a great time doing something with people around you.  

Situation: Carrie shares her experience in attending the wrong party

Carrie: I had a funny experience last night.

Sam: How funny is it?

Carrie: I went to the wrong party and talked to everyone. I was looking for the host to thank him for sending me the invitation.

Sam: Why funny?

Carrie: When I reached the end of the room, I didn’t find Billy. The organizer said I was talking to the host.

Sam: Omg! You were practically absent from the other party. It’s funny tho that you left the party host clueless!

Carrie: And quite embarrassing too. 

What’s the real meaning of “TOO”

Learn the real meaning of “too” and stop using it in the wrong context. The word “too” means excessive, a higher degree or amount than you want or need. It’s a negative thing.Instead of “too”, you may use adverbs like so, very, and really to add extra strength or emphasis to your adjective. 

Situation:  Friends are discussing about a wedding outfit.

Ana: I think your skirt is too short 

Bea: Alright, I’ll change my outfit.

Ana: You look so stunning on that midi dress.

Bea: Thank you. I think I can go to the beach party in this outfit.

What’s the difference between adjectives that end in ” ED” and “ING”?

Are you still confused with adjectives ending in “ED” and “ING”? How do you use these adjectives? When will you use ” EXCITED” and “EXCITING”? The adjectives that end in ED express one’s feelings towards the situation. The “ING” adjectives, on the other hand, describe activities and atmosphere.

Situation:  Friends are discussing about a wedding outfit.

Joey: I am so excited to go to the beach.

Nate: There are a lot of exciting activities at the resort.

Joey: The directions going to the resort are a little bit confusing.

Nate: I’m confused with the road and signages on the map. It is not clear. 

Joey: We can call the resort hotline to assist us in going there.   

For more details you may also check the video lessons for other common grammar mistakes most English learners make:

Resource Video and lesson: mmmEnglish