Grammar 2

Adverbs

Adverbs are words that describe a verb.They are different from adjectives, which describe a noun. 1. How to make an adverb Most adverbs are made by adding ‘ly’ to an adjective. Adjective Adverb Example quick quickly I swim quickly. slow slowly He runs slowly. intelligent intelligently She speaks intelligently. stupid…

Reflexive Pronouns

1. What are reflexive pronouns? Reflexive pronouns are special words that say a person is doing something to him/herself. They are used instead of normal object pronouns. 2. How to use reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns replace object pronouns. Pronoun Object pronoun Reflexive pronoun I me myself you you yourself he…

‘Used to’ vs. ‘Used for’

1. What are ‘used to’ and ‘used for’? The structures ‘used to’ and ‘used for’ say the purpose of a noun. 2. How to use ‘used to’ and ‘used for’ There are different ways to describe what objects are for: 1. Used + infinitive (to …)2. Used + for +…

Feeling Sick

There are different ways to describe feeling ill: noun + problem feel + (adjective) be …ing can’t / won’t stop …ing unable to / can’t … have + noun 1. Noun + Problem Noun Problem Complete sentence My head hurts My head hurts. His tooth hurts His tooth hurts. Owen’s…

The Past Tense

1. What is the past? Past = time before now Examples of the past: yesterday at 8 o’clock this morning 2 days ago on Sunday last week before lunch last year last night 5 years ago when I was a child 2. Past actions need a different verb Actions done…

Frequency (…a… vs. …every…)

Frequency tells us how often something is done. 1. (x times) a (time period) One of the easiest ways to talk about frequency is the pattern:(x times) a (time period). x times time period one time / once a day two times / twice a week three times a month…

Frequency 2 (every)

1. Blocks of time There are different blocks of time: a second a fortnight a minute a month an hour a year a day a decade a week a century a weekend a millennium A time block can also be multiple (more than one):2 weeks, 3 months, 5 years, etc.…

Frequency (always, usually…)

1. What is frequency? Frequency is how often something is done. In English, there are different ways to talk about frequency.One way is to add an ‘adverb of frequency’, which is a special frequency word. How often Adverb of frequency Example 100% of times always I always brush my teeth…

The Future Tense

1. What is the future? The future is time that has not happened yet. Examples of future times: tomorrow tonight in 2 days time at 10 o’clock next week on Monday next month after I get home in 5 years time when I am old To talk about events in…

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