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Complete the verb table using present simple tense:
Common English Grammar Mistakes 3
The words in the sentence are in the wrong order:
a) Which programmes you don’t like?
b) I can go home now, please?
Advice: Check that words in each sentence are in the right order:
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 […]
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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).
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The use of ‘Let’.
Let can be used as a noun. For example, a ‘holiday let’.
Let as a verb, refers to something, that an individual would be willing to do.
It is used for permission to do something, or allowing something.
It is also used to make a suggestion like ‘let us make this or that’.
It is also used to make something possible. For example, ‘If you use your money right, it will let you buy something nice.’
Let indicates, something to happen.
Let is a verb, which causes results.
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The Future Perfect Continuous Tense!
Two future actions – one is continuous. To speculate. To predict.
The future perfect continuous tense indicates an action, which will happen some time in the future, but which will start, at a particular time in the future and will continue, until some time in the future.
The important point about the future perfect continuous is that is has a time reference, which is the time when the action will start in the future, or the time when the action will stop in the future. If there is no starting or stopping time in the future, then it will be only a future continuous tense, to show an ongoing action in the future.
The future perfect continuous is about a longer action in the future, which is interrupted, by another action in the future.
Topic + WILL HAVE BEEN + Verb
‘By the end of the next year, she will have been living in Germany for 15 years.’
The ‘end of the next year’, is the interrupting action, which stops the future perfect continuous action ‘she will have been living in Germany for 15 years.’
There is duration of an action in the future, for some time, before it is completed or stopped.
GET…..is combined with;
Example; ‘Get about’.
about (travel frequently)
your act together (improve your behaviour)
ahead (do better in life than other people)
at sby (annoy sby, criticise)
away! (I don’t believe you!)
away from (avoid)
away from it all (go on holiday)
sth back (have sth returned)
back to normal (return to a normal state)
sby’s back up (annoy sby)
by (manage, esp. with little money)
cold feet (become unsure about doing sth)
down (become depressed)
down to sth (begin)
far (achieve a lot)
the hang of sth (learn how to do sth)
a head start (start sth before other people)
into sth (begin liking sth)
it (understand sth)
it in the neck (be told off)
a kick out of sth (enjoy, esp. sth negative)
a life (improve your life)
a load of sth (look at sth very interesting)
lost! (rude way to tell sby to leave)
the message (understand)
your money’s worth (get a fair amount of sth)
a move on (hurry up)