Grammar

Using the Past Perfect Tense

The past perfect tense is used to express action completed in the past: “She had eaten is an example of the tense.” The past perfect tense represents action that occurs BEFORE another past action: “My boss had gone before I had the chance to see him.” How to Form the Past Perfect Tense The past ...
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Grammar

Phrasal Verbs Quiz

A phrasal verb is a group of words that function as a verb and is made up of a verb and a preposition, an adverb, or both. Phrasal verbs have a different meaning to the meaning of their separate parts....
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ADJECTIVES

What are conjunctions?

Conjunctions are words that connect/join parts of a sentence. Today we look at five: and, or, so,because and but. And And is used to join words especially nouns and groups of words: I have a brother and sister. And is also used to describe actions that occur at the same time or after each other: We watched a movie and ...
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ADVERBS

The Gerund

Gerunds are nouns made from verbs by adding -ing. We enjoyed learning about London’s history The dogs kept barking at night. I started walking to work. The gerund can be a subject Running has been life since she was teenager. Smoking is a terrible habit. Gerund with prepositions He is good at swimming Gerund with phrasal ...
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ADVERBS

‘Will be doing’ future continuous

Use ‘will be -ing’ to talk about something that will be happening at a particular time in the future. Will be + ‘ing’ is the future continuous tense. This time tomorrow, we’ll be flying to Australia. Don’t phone me after 11pm because I’ll be sleeping. We’ll be painting our new apartment all weekend. She’ll be leaving straight ...
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