Tanggal Terbit: 04 November 2014

Simple, Basic & Fundamental Pattern in English

English has its own unique patterns. It differs from other languages. To understand the pattern (structure) of English Language, we should know deeply how simple, basic & fundamental pattern in English constructs. What I want to show you this time is how Indonesian people comprehend English pattern based on their dialectical district language, such as, Javanese, Sundanese, Padangese, Bataknesse and Baliness which have specific dialect in their communication.

The simple, basic and fundamental pattern which I mean:
  • Nominal Pattern, and

  • Verbal Pattern.

Nominal Pattern shows how words are constructed based on two main position; As a subject and a predicate. Subject tends to show who does the deed or action and, Predicate is the object of the doer. As an object, in this case,  is not object in its function/uses or position. It is the way for us to understand how predicate means to be.


Tanggal Terbit: 13 March 2014

Speaking with Foreigner - Native Speakers

 

Do you speak English?


Speaking with native speaker is fun. We learn many things that we know. For beginner, speaking for the first time feels nervous and do not know what to say and how to express something even when we misunderstand what the native speakers talk about. Feeling nervous is normal. It comes from our real soul. It does not mean that it is bad. Everybody gets in through with this.

To reduce the feelings, we need relax and even though our English is not good enough, we try to do our best by saying "Hello" for the first time we meet. Just say hello even if we say nothing after that.

 

This is about how to start.

The solution is simple. Take care of our English and practice it as often as possible. By easy stages, we will get accustomed to. Without starting to say something, we would never be brave. The key is "start to go". Start to say. Say everything you wish even if you say, "Hello". That's a good start.


Tanggal Terbit: 09 February 2014

A Study Case of Indonesian Accent

Indonesia has many native languages, such as, Bataknese, Balinese, Sundanese, etc. It spreads out Indonesia's islands. This impacts the way of life and how to interact to other people specially in speaking.
For instance, when Javanese speaks Indonesian Language, they speak fluently but they have unique intonation and the way how to say something heavily. This, of course, makes English language looks stranger and hard to learn. 

Grammatically, their English structure is good enough but they usually use "Tobe" in every words they want to talk about.
For example:

He is study English.
They are students.
We is learn English.


Tanggal Terbit: 01 February 2014

The Differences of Present Participle and Gerund

Study this follows!

a) He loves painting.
b) He is painting.

Both of the sentences above are different. (a). /He loves painting/ is built from gerund and (b) /He is painting/ is built from participle or present participle.

Gerund

Basically, gerund is a verb. But when it is in a certain structure, it becomes a noun. How could that be like that? It is because gerund does not indicate that someone or a thing is doing an activity or to do something physically. It means that gerund is the way to express something or to give a tell or to inform someone about one's activity (both habitual actions and daily activities).
Mostly gerund is positioned in a context which the point of the information is served to someone.

For example:
I like smoking.
Waiting is boring.
My hobby is swimming.


Tanggal Terbit: 09 January 2014

Object or Complement

For foreign language learners, To find the difference between Object and Complement in one case which is going to discuss below is difficult. Here, I'm trying to discuss the lesson.

Object is something done by subject. It refers to an action (done by subject). Complement is to give more information about the verb. There has been a gap between the two (actually) differences.

Understand What Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
For example:

1. Tina goes home late every day.
2. Tina is drawing a beautiful painting.