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English grammar future tenses

Future Tenses

Future Simple Tense We use the auxiliary verb “will” when we want to form the future simple tense. Because of this, we sometimes call the future simple tense “will” or “will tense”. How Is The Future Simple Tense Formed? Study the following table: subject + auxiliary verb WILL + main verb invariable base will V1…

English grammar past tenses

Past Tenses

Past Continuous Tense Study the following table about past continuous tense sentences: subject + auxiliary verb “be” + main verb conjugated in simple past tense present participle I We was were base verb + ing When forming a negative past continuous sentence, be sure to use the word “not” between the subject and the auxiliary…

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Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense There are many different forms we can use to talk about the past, but most of the time we use past simple tense. How Do We Make The Past Simple Tense? Take a look at the following table: auxiliary + base verb form or past verb form did Here are some more…

English Grammar Present Continuous Tense Writing Book

Present Continuous Tense

How Do We Use The Present Continuous Tense? The present continuous tense is used for the following reasons: Action happening in the present or around the current time. Action that will take place in the future. Action Happening in the Present Look at the table for an action that is happening in the present. I…

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Contractions

Contractions When we are speaking in English, we will often connect the subject of the sentence and the first auxiliary verb by connecting them with a contraction. We usually use contractions when we are speaking or writing informally. Do not use them when speaking or writing formally. I have been I’ve been We have been…

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Countable Nouns

Do I know the difference between countable and uncountable nouns? Why do people learning the English language have difficulty learning the difference between the two? What can I do to learn the difference between countable and uncountable nouns?  All of these questions and more will be answered in this lesson. Countable Nouns Explanation Countable nouns…

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Think In English

To become good at a language you need to be able to think in that language. Most people think in their native language and then translate to English. If you want to speak English fluently you need to “think in English.” You can do this through consistent practice. It is best if you practice first…

Phrases and sentences English grammar

Phrases and Sentences

Phrases a purple pen noun phrase been watching verb phrase red, round balls adjective phrase spoke loudly adverb phrase out the door prepositional phrase When there is more than one word forming a meaningful unit within a clause, this is known as a phrase. The English language has five main types of phrases. Read on…

English grammar present tenses

Present Simple Tense

How Do We Use The Present Simple Tense? subject + auxiliary verb + main verb do base There are three important exceptions to remember about this rule: Do not use the auxiliary verb for positive sentences. Add -s to the main verb or -es to the auxiliary when you are using third person singular (he,…

English grammar articles prepositions

Articles and Prepositions

Articles A, An and The English is one of the only languages to use different articles in front of different nouns. An article is not always required. The three main articles that English uses is a, an, and the. They are divided into “definite” or “indefinite” forms. Definite Indefinite the a, an Definite articles are…

English Grammar Subject Verb Agreement

Subject Verb Agreement

This is an area or even intermediate and advanced English students struggle with. As you go through this lesson you will see that there are many more rules when it comes to subject verb agreement and just the simple one of making sure that you add an “s” when using third person singular. Subject-Verb Agreement…