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Monthly archive for ‘ January, 2013 ’

Comparative

18th January 2013 | Closed

Comparatives   Use:  Use the comparative form to talk about how two things are different. I am taller than you. This book is thicker than that one.   Form:  1) If an adjective has one syllable, add er to the end. If it ends in e already, just add r. tall   =>  taller     nice  =>  nicer thick  =>  thicker    late  =>  later 2) If an adjective ends in one [...]


Present Continuous

18th January 2013 | Closed

present continuous   Use: 1)           Use the present continuous to talk about actions which are happening now. Ellen is having a bath at the moment. Right now, Mark is talking to her manager. Form: Positive I am / ‘m   verb+ing You are / ‘re He / She / It is / ‘s We / They are / ‘re [...]


Past Continuous

18th January 2013 | Closed

Use:  1) Use the past to ‘set the scene’ of a story before describing what happened.     ‘It was raining. I was walking in the park. Some kids were playing football nearby. Suddenly…’ 2) Use the past continuous to talk about an action which happened for some time in the past and was then interrupted. Use the past simple tense [...]


Past Simple

18th January 2013 | Closed

Use:  Use the past simple to talk about finished events in the past. Use it to tell stories, jokes and anecdotes. Form: 1)            Many past tense verbs are formed by adding -ed to the end of the verb. want      =>           wanted start       =>           started If a verb ends in e, just add d (liked, hoped). If a verb ends in y, delete y and [...]


Present Perfect VS Past Simple

18th January 2013 | Closed

Present Perfect  Use:   1) The present perfect tense is often use to tell up-to-date news. ‘Great news! Jane has had a baby!’ But you cannot use the present perfect with phrases relating to finished time. ‘Great news! Jane has had a baby yesterday!’ So, to ask about and give more details, you need to use the past simple. ‘Great news! [...]