What to Say When You’re Unsure

Cemre and his colleague Onur are having a conversation about yesterday’s meeting…

Onur: Hey Cemre! How do you think the meeting went yesterday?

Cemre: Hi Onur! Ummm… it seemed like it went well to me. Everyone shared really good ideas for the new project we want to start this week, but I’m not sure if everyone, including me, have completely bought into the idea though. Apparently, it could take several months to create this project and then it might take even more time to bring it all together. I’m just not sure if the time and effort we put into it will pay off in the end. On the other hand, maybe it will. How do you think the meeting went?

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Conditionals

In our lives we daily find ourselves in situations where one action or circumstance depends on another.

“If you finish your homework, you can go to the movies.”

“If you become President someday, I’ll be your Vice President.”

“If I had been a better track runner, I could have made it to the Olympics.”

Conditional tenses are used to talk about what could happen, what might have happened, and what we wish would happen. For conditionals, most sentences we use in English contain the word if.

Let’s look at the four levels of conditional phrases: zero conditional, first conditional, second conditional, and third conditional.

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Tricky Prepositions

Prepositions are important. You can use all the right ingredients for your cake, but if you put your cake on the oven instead of into the oven, no one will want to eat your cake when the timer goes off. You can sit down to enjoy a milkshake, but if you are drinking the straw instead of drinking through the straw, you won’t enjoy your milkshake very much.

Using English prepositions like a native speaker may seem daunting, but we know you can do it, and we’re here to help. Check out these five helpful comparisons of tricky English prepositions to take your next step towards English fluency today.

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5 Things Leaders Say

Do you lead or do you manage? Both are important, but they’re not the same. Many people have said that leadership is an art, while management is a skill. Leadership is knowing what’s important, putting first things first, having the vision to push forward objectives. Leaders don’t just direct people to complete tasks, they inspire people to buy in to a vision. Here’s some phrases that leaders say that can help you not just manage, but lead and inspire people.

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