An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements or from the general grammatical rules of a language and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics. e.g. kick the bucket or hang one’s head. Some important list of idioms that will be taught […]
a) Which programmes you don’t like?
b) I can go home now, please?
a) Which programmes don’t you like?
b) Can I go home now, please?
In English, how do we say HOW MUCH of something we have? How do we measure things like chocolate, coffee or bread, for example? This chart by vocabularypage.com shows some common ways of expressing quantities, or how much:
Have got : informal Have : formal HAVE GOT and HAVE are interchangeable when we talk about possession or relationship in present tens. HAVE : Actions : Have a shower ( take a shower- American English) , have breakfast etc. Past tense : I had a test ( wrong -> I have got ) Custom […]
What is a phrasal verb? Phrasal verbs are two-part or three-part or verbs with idiomatic meanings, often used in informal English. As the definition indicates, an entire phrasal verb carries the same weight as a single verb. You should not try to translate the words individually, but accept the group of words as having one united […]
If…… = Then…..
Results depend on condition
It is about real and possible things happening.
About the future.
It is about impossible things happening or unreal things.
About the present.
About the past.
It is about real and true things happening, like facts for example.
First cond = ‘if+present’ – ‘will’.
Example; ‘If it rains, I will get wet.’
Second cond= ‘if+past’ – ‘would’.
Example; ‘If he came, I would explain to him.’
Third cond = if+past perfect’ – ‘would have’.
Example; ‘If you had taken your medicine, you would have a healthy body.’
The ‘if’ clause is the conditional clause. The other is the main clause or the result, (will, would, would have).
Quick English learning! Irregular Plural Nouns in English.
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Future continuous tense;
The future continuous tense, has two parts; one is to use ‘will be doing’, and the other is to use ‘be going to be doing’.
‘You will be eating’, or ‘you are going to be eating’.
If you want to sound natural in English, you have to use this tense, when speaking.
You can use this tense in a positive or a negative way.
For example, in a positive way is; ‘You will be eating’. In a negative way is; ‘You will not be eating’.