Monday, 18 April 2011

What does back up and backup means?Apa maksud back up dan backup?

Back up and backup sounds the same but has different meanings when written. Bunyinya sama tapi maksud lain2...dengar ayatnya dulu kalau tgh bercerita:D

Back up is an activity like ' back up your car' (move your car back) or 'back up your computer'.
Back up -gostan kereta, back up komputer...

1.Backup refers to something that supports each other (benda yang diperlukan antara satu sama lain, sisimpan hingga diperlukan):
-backup plan
-backup forces
-backup singer
2.stuck (tersekat disebabkan sesuatu)
- the sewage is backed up or  there is a long backup at the toll booth.

Friday, 15 April 2011

What is the difference between begin and start?

There is no difference between these two, except begin is more formal than start.

When did you start working here? When did you begin working here?
It is time to start the class/begin the class.

Two situations that you cannot use the world begin :
1. To tell about a journey
-I started to walk to the beach at 8am.

2. To talk about machines
- I can not start the washing machine.
- I don’t know how to start the photocopier.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Parts of Speech Recap

Rumusan bahagian grammar yang selalu digunakan dalam percakapan B.Inggeris:

  • Noun: names a person, place, thing, idea (Yaakob, living room, table and so on)

  • Pronoun: takes the place of a noun (he, who, I, what, and so on)

  • Verb: expresses action or being (puzzled, was, should win, and so on)

  • Adjective: describes a noun or pronoun (dirty,hag and so on)

  • Adverb: describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb (truthfully, wrongly, very, and so on)

  • Preposition: relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence (by, for, from, and so on)

  • Conjunction: ties two words or groups of words together (and, after, although, and so on)

  • Interjection: expresses strong emotion (yikes! wow! ouch! and so on)

  • Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Why do we make mistakes when we talk/write?

    Mistakes made by those who learn English as a second language is probably the lack of English vocabulary,understanding grammar or word order. You will become a better speaker when you understand grammar better and develop good vocabulary but then you may make mistakes because of idioms, commonly used phrases and direct translation from Bahasa to English.
    Jadi, belajarlah vocabulary, grammar,word order, idioms and commonly used phrases :)

    Try to find the mistake and make correction.
    1.Do you know where is the rest room?
    2.I joined a meeting yesterday.
    3.We are making more money this year.
    4.The money is not enough.
    5.“Excuse me a moment. The words on this document are too small. I need to go to my office and take my glasses.”

    1. Do you know where the rest room is?
    2.I attended a meeting yesterday.
    3. We are making more money in this year.
    4. There isn't enough money.
    5. “Excuse me a moment. The words on this document are too small. I need to go to my office and get my glasses.”

    How to use the word lose/lost

    How to use the word Lose/Lost

    Verb = I lost my bag. You can change the word bag with any other noun. Example:
    I lost my camera.
    I lost my car.
    I lost my phone.

    You can not say: I lost my weight, this is wrong.
    You should say: I lost weight.

    Adjectives = I am lost(present)/I was lost (past)
    You should not say: I lost my way, this is wrong.
    You should say: I am lost.

     Noun = loser
    Refers to a person who has not accomplish anything in life or isn't doing well.

    Monday, 4 April 2011

    Tips belajar English lagi!

    It takes time to learn English. If you are good at writing in English, most likely you maybe good at speaking it too but the lack of speaking practice may hinder you from progressing.

    As you learn, do not be afraid to make mistakes. Most people avoid to talk in English because they do not want to be judge - by the grammatical mistakes they make, wrong choices of words, idioms or tenses. But it pays to be able to talk in good English.

    So, just talk the way you write it. Here are some tips to get you cracking:

    One of the way for you to start is by learning tenses. Remember, we do not use all the tenses when we talk.Tenses dictates the verb ( some are easier to see / hear = ending with ed > I liked the bag). However it is good for you if you to know and one of the way to do this is by memorising or by making phrases. (What is verb again? Verb is an action word, it describe a subject in a sentence).

    Kita tak guna semua tenses bila bercakap. Fahamkan sahaja supaya anda tahu bila nak guna.

    Using common pronoun I/Me, He/Him, She/Her, We/Us, They/Them
    What is common pronoun again? Pronoun is used as a substitute to noun, to avoid repetitive usage of noun in a sentence.

    I/He/She/They are subject pronoun. It is used to describe when a subject is doing an action.
    Example :They walked together.

    Me/him/her/them and us are object pronoun. These words don't do anything accept to receive an action.
    Example: I gave it to her.

    Dalam BM, tak ada semua ni sebab bahasa kita, kita gunakan 'dia, mereka' sebagai rujukan. Hafallah sikit2 sebab bab ini sangat mudah.

    The doer is the subject in an active voice.If you swap it to a passive voice,the object and subject trade places.
    Active voice: I love Paris. I is the subject and Paris is the object.
    Passive voice:  Paris is loved by her. ( Paris now becomes the main subject in the sentence).
    Passive voice is normally used in fiction writing.

    Dalam perbualan kita akan gunakan active voice. Melainkan anda tulis blog, menceritakan sebagai orang kedua anda akan gunakan pasive voice.

    Using preposition is important in constructing full sentences. It links and complete sentences.  Examples of prepositions are: on, about, around, in, against, beside etc.Most of the time a noun will follow after a preposition.
    The book is on the table.
    The book is beneath the chair.
    The book is beside the phone.

    Question tags
    This is usually a statement followed by a question to affirm it.
    Basic structure of a tag question:
    Positive, negative
    Negative, positive

    She did it (+ve), didn't she (-ve)? Dia buat, bukan?
    He doesn't love you (-ve), does he (+ve)? Dia tak cintakan kamu, kan?

    Ingat, tengok berita dalam BI, movies, drama etc boleh banyak membantu anda memahami BI.

    How to use when...macam mana nak guna perkataan when

    When is used to tell or ask about time. You may ask when in past, present or future tense. It all depends on what are the subjects you are discussing about.

    When di gunakan untuk tanya atau cerita tentang masa. Ianya boleh digunakan untuk bertanya samada tentang sekarang, masa lepas atau akan datang...semuanya bergantung apa yang dibincangkan.

    When do you...? (present tense)
    Bila awak...?

    When did you...? (past tense)
    Bila awak...?

    When will you...? (future tense)
    When are you...?
    Bila awak akan...?

    Selain untuk bertanyakan tentang perkara2 berkaitan dengan masa, when boleh digunakan untuk mempersoalkan atau pertimbangkan.

    At what time : When is she due?
    At a time, just, after: I find it easier to sleep when...
    Although: She prefers to send a letter when she could just send an email.
    Considering a fact: How did you get here when you car is in the work shop?