Ashlie and Stephen take Tristan and his friend Jay Marie on a bus tour of London. Who is the better tour guide?

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We can use the infinitive with 'to':

  • after some verbs, e.g. 'Are you waiting to see me?'
  • after some adjectives, e.g. 'His accent is really difficult to understand.'
  • to give reasons for actions, e.g. 'We went to the shops to buy some dinner.'

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Hi teacher,
I'd like to ask you what's the difference of meaning between "Pants" and "Trousers"?

Speig21

Hello Speig21,

Here there is a bit of a misunderstanding between Jay Marie and Stephen. 'pants' in American English means 'trousers' in British English, whereas 'pants' in British English is 'underpants' or 'underwear' in American English. See the Cambridge Dictionary entry for 'pants' for examples.

Most of the time, Americans and British people have no trouble whatsoever understanding each other, but there are some words that are used differently in each variety of the language. One of our Quick Grammar pages and this How to video explore this topic in a bit more detail if you're interested.

All the best,
Kirk
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When I visit a city for the first time, I like to see the main places and monuments, talk with foreign people, or try to talk and understand them.
I go to restaurants and shops.
I think American accent is usually more understandable than others. Australian accent needs some getting use to. British from London is ok. My accent is an awful french accent but I'm trying to get better.

I like to see the places more famous commented for population to city. In truth, I thing difficult to understand the Irish accents.

When I visit a city for the first time I like to go around for a scenic tour, so as to have a total view of the city.
As for the second question, I don't know.

Hi teacher,
I have a question about the difference between express "It should be here in any minute now"and "It should be here any minute now", is it because here with the word "now" so we don't need to add"in"?

Sophy

Hello Sophy622,

I'd never thought of it that way, but what you say makes sense. In the end, people say what they say because it's the way other people speak, so there's not always a very satisfactory reason for some expressions.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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