Some adjectives go with certain prepositions. There is no real pattern – you need to learn them as you meet them. 



What is the difference between 'word by word' and word to word'?

Hello naghmairam,

I'm not sure what 'word to word' would mean without seeing it in context. You don't mean 'word for word', I suppose? In 'word by word', 'by' is used to show the increase in amount. If you read a text word by word, it means you read one word, then the next, then the following, etc. It's a bit strange to say this, as that's normally how we read, but without the context I'm not sure how else to interpret it.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

"are we meeting tomorrow?" or "do we meet tomorrow?" which sentence is correct?

Hello Chanul,

Both are grammatically correct ways to talk about the future. Which needed in a given context depends upon that context.

You can read about different ways to talk about the future, including these ways, on this page.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

How i can study english for b2 level and make the can?

Hello Massimiliano Lazzari,

I'm not sure what you mean by 'make the can' but to find materials at a particular level you can use this page. At the top is a level test and further down there is a table of materials with level marked.

Please also visit our Getting Started section, which is aimed at new users, and our Frequently Asked Questions page, which has tips and suggestions for improving specific aspects of English (grammar, speaking, vocabulary etc).


It was very nice to meet you all. My problem is mainly on 'Conveying' .
Example - If i wanted to say something, while delivering it comes in a different meaning.
But surprisingly i got 75 % in out testing skills.

I would like to learn general english.

Please suggest me on this.

Hello KKam,

Welcome! If you haven't already, I'd suggest you read our Frequently asked questions page, where you will find advice on how to get the most out of our site. Our Facebook page also has lots of useful tips.

I'd also recommend you try Elementary Podcasts, which is great for improving your listening, vocabulary and grammar and is made exactly for learners like you, who want to improve their general English. Many people just listen to the podcast once and do the exercises and then move on to the next episode. You're welcome to do that, but I'd encourage you to apply some of the advice from our Frequently asked questions page to your work on Elementary Podcasts: if you spend a bit more time on each episode, listening more than once, imitating pronunciation and writing new words and phrases into a vocabulary notebook, you will learn a lot more. And I think it should help with the problem you describe of people understanding you differently than you intended.

I hope this helps you - please let us know if you have any other questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team