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Past Continuous vs Past Simple. English for Beginners, Lesson 7

  • January 5, 2016
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I guess you are ready for more grammar today. So what is the secret of the past continuous tense? We construct this tense as we did it with present continuous tense. We take the verb “to be” in Past Indefinite in the needed form (was/were) and add the main verb +ing. The difference here is in…

What are you going to do these holidays? English for Beginners, Lesson 5

  • December 28, 2015
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Today is the great day. We are going to study Present Continuous tense. In order to make Present Continuous construction we do the following: Recall to mind Present Simple form of the verb to be: (I am/We, You, They are/She, He is), Add the infinitive form of the main verb plus –ing. Study the result: I am…

Do you have enough time? English for Beginners: Lesson 4

  • December 25, 2015
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Today we are going to learn the verb “have” and the verbal construction “have got.” I want to encourage you: native speakers use both variants interchangeably. Our goal is to find the use of the verb “have” and the verbal construction “have got.” As usual, we start from conjugation of the verb: I have =…

Troublesome words

  • August 8, 2011
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Homonyms in English are strange little words that sound similar but are spelled differently and have different meanings. These can be tricky, and not just for those learning English as a second language, even those who have spoken the language since birth can confuse them from time to time. Here are some common homonyms and…

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