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Plurals and Nationalities

Why do we say but we say The Russians are here.* The Koreans are here. The Americans are here The Italians are here. The New Zealanders are here The Pakistanis...

Microsoft Office Word Lesson 18

Alternate Method—Right-Justify with Keys 1. Select the paragraphs you created. 2. Press Ctrl+r. The paragraph is now right-aligned. Alternate Method—Left-Justify with Keys 1. Select the paragraphs...

Microsoft Word office Lesson 3

The Vertical and Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars The vertical and horizontal scroll bars enable you to move up, down, and across your window...

Conjunctions and Linking Words

Coordinators Coordinators connect elements of equal importance. S + V , but S + V (and, but, so, or, nor, for*, yet) S + V and V S and S...

Regular Verbs

(see Complete list of Irregular Verbs) base -s form past past participle -ing form notes call calls called called calling clean cleans cleaned cleaned cleaning look looks looked looked looking 1 talk talks talked talked talking 1 end ends ended ended ending 2 wait waits waited waited waiting 2 kiss kisses kissed kissed kissing 3 wash washes washed washed washing 3 live lives lived lived living 4 love loves loved loved loving 4 beg begs begged begged begging 5 sin sins sinned sinned sinning 5 play plays played played playing stay stays stayed stayed staying cry cries cried cried crying 6 study studies studied studied studying 6 die dies died died dying tie ties tied tied tying Notes: 1. Pronunciation differences in past/past participle after /p, s, k, f/ sounds 2. Pronunciation differences in past/past participle...

Simple Present Tense

1A. Explanation The simple present tense  takes one of two forms depending on the subject. Subject base form -s form I, you eat They, We go Plural nouns work He, She, It eats Singular nouns goes Non count-nouns works 1B. Examples Subjects...

There is/are

There is/There are is a common phrase in English, used to indicate that something “exists” or is in a certain location. The main subject follows the verb...

Basic Modals

Modal auxiliary verbs are used to moderate the main verb, that is to enhance or restrict the verb to a certain context. The most common...

Very Interesting Questions with their Answers | Explained

1. Is Time Travel Really Possible?   Short Answer: Based on the available theories, you can travel in the future. Explanation: Technically, we are already traveling in time...

The Weather

Using verbs to describe the weather The sun is shining It's drizzling The wind is blowing It's raining (The rain is falling.) It's hailing It's pouring (The rain is pouring...

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Appositives

Appositives involve renaming or giving more information about the subject or object, within parentheses or commas. Appositives should come immediately after the nouns they rename. My wife (Mary)...

Sometimes It is used to fill the subject position of a sentence, even though it carries little or no meaning. It is raining outside. It was John who turned out...

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Make glue with this fun chemistry activity for kids. Learn the basic science properties of glue and put your finished product to the test....

Microsoft Office Word Lesson 6

Type, Backspace, and Delete In Microsoft Word, you create documents by typing them. For example, if you want to create a report, you open...

ANIMAL SOUNDS

Bees         "buzz." Birds        "sing" or "tweet." Some birds "caw." Cats go     "miaow." They "purr" when they're happy. Cockerels "crow," or go...

Types of Subjects and Objects

Dogs, water, Jeffery The teacher, a cat, some ice A big, black spider The man who lives there Skiing To sing Whatever you do Single words Article + Noun Adjective(s) + Noun Noun +...

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Prepositions of Location

The most common prepositions of location are in outside (of) on between at beside by beyond near in front of nearby in back of above behind below next to over on top of under within up beneath down underneath around among through along inside against These prepositions are most commonly followed by "the" and a...

Short and funny English videos for English learners

A page where I gather short, funny English video clips. One way to use videos...

Singular vs. Plural

English nouns can be classified as count (singular and plural) and non-count. The singular form is used when considering the noun as a single item (count) or entity (non-count). brick dog airplane person foot water sugar truth education The plural form is...

Conjunctions and Linking Words

Coordinators Coordinators connect elements of equal importance. S + V , but S + V (and, but, so, or, nor, for*, yet) S + V and V S and S...

Past prograssive/Continuous

Past progressive tense is used to indicate that an action was in progress when another action occurred in the past. Past progressive (was/were + Ving) refers to...

Participal Phrases

In Time Clauses: While I was coming to class this morning, I witnessed an accident. While coming to class this morning, I witnessed an accident. Coming to...

Microsoft Office Word Lesson 17

Left-align 1. Select the paragraphs you created. 2. Choose the Home tab. 3. Click the Align-left button in the Paragraph group. Word left-aligns your...

Article

Singular count nouns cannot stand alone in a sentence. Apple is on table. (Wrong!) They must be preceded by one of the following: 1. An article (the, a, an) An apple is...

Choosing the Correct Verb Tense

1. Does Tense = Time ? Not Always 2. Situation and Time Words determine Time 3. Time chooses Tense (not the other way around) 4. Present Time (Now) Present...

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Problems with Verbs

1. Subject – Verb Agreement Third person singular -s That man live in California. (wrong) That man lives in California. (correct) 2. Wrong tense Watch for key “time...

Microsoft Office Word Lesson 7

Bold, Italicize, and Underline When creating a document, you may need to emphasize particular words or phrases by bolding, underlining, or italicizing. Also, certain grammatical...

Microsoft Word office Lesson 3

The Vertical and Horizontal and Vertical Scroll Bars The vertical and horizontal scroll bars enable you to move up, down, and across your window...

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Possessives

Possessives take many forms in English. Pronouns in the possessive case can be used as adjectives to modify nouns or stand alone as subjects, objects or complements. For example, My book...

Microsoft Office Word Lesson 19

Create a Hanging Indent The hanging indent feature indents each line except the first line by the amount specified in the By field, as shown...

Microsoft Office word Lesson 16

Indent Paragraphs 1. Place your cursor anywhere in the second paragraph of the sample text you created in Exercise 2. 2. Choose the Page Layout...

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Online English Quiz Instructions: Choose the correct answer. Q1 - I ____ the train this morning. missed lost Q2 - I ____ many things living so far from home. lose miss Q3 - I ____ the...

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Noun Clauses In IELTS

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Adverbial Clauses Ielts

In this lesson we will look in more detail at adverbial clauses.These clauses are a type of complex sentence, so it is essential that...

Relative Clauses In IELTS

Relative clauses are a type of complex sentence. It essential that you know how to write complex sentences if you want to do well in the...

Sentence Clauses in IELTS

As you will see from the IELTS writing band descriptors, you need to be able to write complex sentences in order to score higher...

Phrasal verb in IELTS

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