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June 2008

In this Issue

New Grammar FAQ
Free studyGuides
Test Your English
Grammar Spot
English4Today Blog
Desktop Software
Course for Writers
New IELTS Course
Readers' Questions

Free membership

Test Your English

Useful Websites...

Free Membership
Online Courses
Online Grammar
Grammar FAQ
Study Guides
Irregular Verbs
Confusing Words
Study in the UK
Jobs for Teachers

Study English in the UK

Quick Quote

A definition is enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
Samuel Butler

Confusing Words

story | storey


Got a Question? New English Grammar FAQ

We've introduced a new 'Ask an Expert' section on the main English4Today website which is already proving very popular with our members and visitors.

Registered members (don't forget that registration is free!) can post a question to one of our resident English language experts. The answers are posted to the FAQ website and selected answers are also posted on the English4Today Blog. A lot of the answers have podcasts (sound files) with them so that you can listen to the answer as well as read it.

Visit the English4Today Grammar FAQ Now

Free English language study guides

One of the great successes of the early part of 2007 has been our publication of the free studyGuide software series. The first in the series 'A Quick Guide to English Verbs' has already been downloaded over 40,000 times since March!

They are a great tool for English language learners and cover key areas of English language and grammar.

Download free studyGuides now

Test your English

How good is your English? English4Today provides a free English language assessment tool on our main website and through our special Assessment Website that you can use to evaluate your English language level.

If you are really serious about knowing your level you will want to take a full assessment with an English4Today tutors who will evaluate your spoken and written level as well as your grammar, vocabulary and reading levels.

Free Assessment :: Full Assessment

Grammar Spot : Subject - Verb Agreement

Although the subject - verb agreement rule in English is very straighforward there are some cases where there are either exceptions or where you may find it hard to understand exactly what the subject is and whether it is singular or plural.

The basic rule is that all verbs in English must agree with the subject in person and number (that is singular or plural).

To find a full explanation of the subject -verb rules and areas where it may not be so clear read the Subject - Verb blog posting and listen to the accompanying podcast episode.

English4Today Blog

For the last few months English4Today has been running its new blog web which now has over 500 new subscribers per day (Feedburner stats). And we've just introduced a podcast version of the blog so that you can listen to the postings as well!

The blog covers a wide range of English learning topic areas and subjects and selected podcasts and answers from the Grammar FAQ are also posted to it. If you want to keep in touch with English4Today and get a daily post about English then this is the blog to subscribe to!

Visit the English4Today Blog

English Language Desktop Software

Award-winning English4Today Desktop Software can now be downloaded in a trial version from the main website. And, as a special bonus to our readers, there is a $10 discount coupon in the trial version for when you purchase the full version.

The desktop software is an ideal study companion and has a full English grammar, guide to punctuation, writing guidelines, tests and quizzes and much more. Rather than being another passive learning plugin that can 'correct' your grammar or spelling the English4Today Desktop Software is an active learning assistant designed to help you learn rather than simply correcting your faults without understanding... try it today.

Trial Version of the Desktop Software

New English4Today Writer's Course

English4Today has a new course for writers. If you want an online course with professional tutor support to help you become a better writer then we have the course for you.

The course is over 10 units of study and each student is assigned a tutor to grade their assignments and provide feedback on your written submissions. All material are provided as well a copies of the English4Today Desktop Software and 1 years premium membership fo the English4Today Club.

The course has been designed by published writers and is an excellent way for would-be writers or writers looking to focus their skills to improve their techniques and their awareness of writing techniques.

If you would like more information email us at:

Writer's Course (writers@english4today.com)

New IELTS Course

Much in demand is the new online English4Today IELTS Preparation Course.

Registrations are showing that this could well be one of the most popular courses that we have in our catalogue.

This is a 20 unit course with 1 lesson per week with an online tutor. All materials and software is supplied and a full assessment is provided at the end and the start of the course so that you are fully prepared for the IELTS examination when you are ready to take it. For more information about the IELTS course visit:

IELTS Course Information

Readers' Questions

Every month we publish one question from an English4Today member in the newsletter. However, we answer a lot more in the Online Grammar FAQ and a lot of them have podcast sound files with the answers.

This month's question comes from English4Today Member Tiago Thomaz from Brazil. Tiago asks a question about using the verb 'to mind' in English.

"How to use the word "mind", when questioning something? For instance: Do you "mind to bring" something to me or do you "mind in bringing" something to me?"

Get this answer to this question and many others sent in to the English4Today Ask an Expert service. This answer has a sound file podcast attached so that you can also listen to the answer.

Get the answer now


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