Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Greetings, Earthlings! It's Earth Day!

We live here, so it's our job to take care of our home. What we do to make the Earth a better place for all of us is like nothing on earth.

Monday, April 20, 2015

On my own time VS In my own time



Let's explore the difference in meaning between two prepositional phrases, on my own time and in my own time. 

If I do things on my own time, it means I do things when it's convenient or when I feel like doing them.


If I do things in my own time, however, is because I have my own pace at which I do things. This pace might be slower than the majority, but it's comfortable for me.



What would each person say in the following situations?

  1. A husband responding to his wife whmao complains he never helps with the housework
  2. A student who is usually the last to complete an exercise in class.
  3. A liberal professional explaining why they didn't keep the original deadline to deliver a product.
  4. A teacher telling their students why they haven't returned written exercises they were supposed to correct two weeks ago.

Your to-do task: Think of other situations in which people would say the target sentences.