Your best guide for the verb tenses

There are 12 main tenses in the English language, the result of the following combination of tenses and aspects: Present Past Future Present perfect Past perfect Future perfect Present progressive Past progressive Future progressive Present perfect progressive Past perfect progressive Future perfect progressive The Simple Verb Tenses To begin, let’s take a closer look at the simpleContinue reading “Your best guide for the verb tenses”

Conjunctions

What is a conjunction? It is a connective word that links words, phrases and clauses. Types of conjunctions : Coordinating conjunctions : (for, but, and, nor, or, yet, so) Subordinating conjunctions : (While, Where, When, Until, Unless, Though, Since, Because, Although , After, If, Even if) Correlative conjunctions : (either… Or, both… and, whether… or,Continue reading “Conjunctions”

The differences between (need, must, have to)

1-Need Need is used for necessity. Examples : In summer we need to drink water more often. We nneed to eat in order to survive. Don’t need to: Not to do something, because there is no need for it. Examples : I don’t need to take my passport, ID card is accepted. You You don’tContinue reading “The differences between (need, must, have to)”

General rules for active and passive voice

Active : what subject does. Passive : The focus is on the action. Examples: Active : Tony killed Ravan . Passive : Ravan was killed by Tony. Conclusion: Active = subject + object Passive = object+be+v3+by subject Examples : Active: he is following us. Passive: we are being followed by him Active : I amContinue reading “General rules for active and passive voice”

Conditionals

conditionals or the “if clauses” : They describe the result of something that might happen or might have happened but didn’t , so they are made to use different English verb tenses. kinds of conditionals: The Zero Conditional: This conditional is used when the result will always happen.(if + present simple, … present simple) forContinue reading “Conditionals”

Irregular verbs

Here is a list of fifty of the most common irregular verbs in English with some examples below. Infinitive Past Simple Past Participle be was / were been become became become begin began begun bring brought brought buy bought bought choose chose chosen come came come do did done drink drank drunk drive drove drivenContinue reading “Irregular verbs”

Reported speech

We use the reported statements when we want to tell someone what the other person said or asked. For example : Direct speech: I like coffee . Reported speech: She says (that) she likes coffee . We don’t need to change the tense, but we do need to change the ‘person’ from ‘I’ to ‘she’,Continue reading “Reported speech”

Question forms

There are two main kinds of questions: The ‘yes / no’ kind need the answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’. For example: Do you like chocolate? Is he from India? A ‘wh’ one needs more information in the answer. It uses a question word like ‘where’, ‘why’, ‘how’ etc. For example : Where do you live? WhereContinue reading “Question forms”

Modal verbs

The modal verbs in English grammar are can, could, may, might, must, need not, shall/will, should/ought to. The use of modal verbs : ability permission possibility obligation Prohibition Lack of necessity Advice The differences between the modal verbs and the normal verbs: 1: They don’t use an ‘s’ for the third person singular. 2: They makeContinue reading “Modal verbs”

Parts of speech

Part of speech is one of  basic English grammar consist of nine main categories into which words are classified according to their functions in sentences, such as nouns or verbs. Parts of Speech nouns pronouns verbs adjectives adverbs prepositions conjunctions articles/determiners interjections Some words can be considered more than one part of speech, depending on context and usage. Interjections canContinue reading “Parts of speech”