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…
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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…
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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…
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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)…
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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)…
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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…
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Grammar 3


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…
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The Past Continuous Tense

For actions that were happening at a time in the past How to make the past continuous was/were 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…
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