The Present Perfect Tense (1)

The present perfect tense is for something that has happened between a time in the past and now. Important note: in the present perfect, the action has finished, but the time has not finished. Examples of unfinished time phrases today this week this year in the last 3 days my…
Read more

The Present Perfect Tense 2

The present perfect is for things that have happened between a time and now. Important: unlike the past tense, the time phrase in the present perfect has not finished. Unfinished Time Phrases today this week this year in the last 3 weeks my life - examples: Today I have eaten…
Read more

Which Person?

There are ways to help people know which person you are talking about 1. The person/thing + 'prepositional phrase' 2. The person/thing + 'participle phrase' How to use the prepositional phrase prepositions: on, in, under, next to, by, Use the noun (thing), then the preposition. The child in the corner…
Read more

Too many vs. Too much

'Too many' and 'too much' are used to explain when there is so much of something that it is a problem. Too many = countable nouns (things you can count) Too much = uncountable nouns (things you can't count) Examples This city has too many people (you can count people)…
Read more

Comparisons

Comparisons are used to compare two things, saying which one is bigger, smaller, fatter, etc. How to make a comparison depends on how long the adjective is. For adjectives that are one syllable, add '-er' - if the adjective ends in an 'e', just add 'r' (example: large - larger)…
Read more

Superlatives

Superlatives are used when we want to talk about 'the most (adj.)' out of a group , or 'the most (adj.)' in the world.  The way to make a superlative changes depending on how long the adjective is. For adjectives that are one syllable, add '-est' -  if the adjective…
Read more
Grammar 3

Similes

We use similes as a way to compare things. How to make similes Similes can be made in 2 different ways: 1) ... 2) ... ... The ... form is used for adjectives (tall, fat, red) and adverbs (quickly, well, badly, intelligently). He is as tall as a tree. She…
Read more

The Past Continuous Tense

For actions that were happening at a time in the past How to make the past continuous was/were ...ing When to use the past continuous 1. Something in the past that was happening, when another action happened (combined with the past tense) 2. An action happening at a particular time…
Read more
12
AB51