Lightening vs Lightning vs Lighting - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

The three words lightening, lightning and lighting are easily confused by English learners and even native speakers. Let's take a look at the differences. Lightening is the present participle of the verb to lighten describing the action of making something less heavy. A good example would be "I was lightening the load on my horse because it was exhausted." Lightning refers to a streak of static electricity through the sky usually accompanied by thunder, as here "I was struck by lightning while playing golf in a storm." Lighting is the arrangement of light especially in photography. A suitable example for this would be "The photo was dull because the lighting wasn't good enough".


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From this unit, you can learn the different part of speech in deep which what makes easy for native or non native teachers to explain and to understand English grammar to their future students. It is necessary to learn and know grammar to be able to master the language that you are teachingUnit 6 covers the grammatical formation and the usages of the four past tenses: - Past simple tense - Past continuous tense - Past perfect tense - Past perfect continuous tense Common mistakes that students make are listed. Teaching ideas for the activate stage of the lesson are suggested.This unit taught me how to identify different parts of speech, some of the rules of the English language, and exceptions to those rules. This will help when teaching proper grammar and rules of grammar to students and gives ideas for exercises in this material when teaching rules of grammar.