Category Archives: TOEFL

Continuing: 3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES

First read: 3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES: 1.  Participles can be Parts of Verbs. ∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼ 2.  Participles can be ADJECTIVES. Continuous Participles are often used as Adjectives: The giggling girls in the photo below look like sisters. Verb = look The World Cup is … Continue reading

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3 Facts you need to know about PARTICIPLES

There are two types of Participles in English: ♦ Past Participles   &   ♦ Continuous ( … ing) Participles   If you can remember the following Three Facts about Participles, your English will immediately improve.  1.  Participles can be Parts of … Continue reading

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Conditionals: Third

We use the Third Conditional to talk about a situation or condition in the past and its result. IF we could change the past, we could change the result. Of course, we can’t change the past, so the Third Conditional … Continue reading

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Have to … Don’t have to

Hello all you hard-working English students!   It’s time for some more grammar! The last few posts have been about  watching videos and reading, but it’s time for more English grammar, so let’s go! Not surprisingly, I will be using … Continue reading

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A Song with Noun Clauses

I have found the perfect song to help you remember Noun Clauses. First, if you are not sure what a Noun Clause is, check my earlier posts Noun Clauses #1, #2, & #3.   Next, have a look at the following song … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses #3

First, read Noun Clauses #1 and Noun Clauses #2. Today, I will continue giving examples of Noun Clauses and explain more structure. We are going to  look at a song called  Someone Like You  by ADELE. It is full of … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #3 Complex Sentences

* First, read How to Write a Sentence #1 & How to Write a Sentence #2. Quick revision A sentence must include: 1) a subject 2) a finite verb (a verb with tense) 3) meaning (a complete idea) The following clause … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #2

First, you should read How to Write a Sentence: #1 There are three types of sentences in English: SIMPLE, COMPOUND, & COMPLEX. All sentences must contain a subject, a verb with tense, and they must have meaning. You need to … Continue reading

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The 12 English Tenses – A brief summary

The 12 English Tenses – A brief summary If you are able to read this, then you have already learnt the most difficult of the twelve English Tenses: Present Simple. Congratulations! It gets easier from now on. Really. How can … Continue reading

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Causative verbs

English sentences do not always follow a regular pattern (subject + verb + object)  – just like your language! Sometimes the subject does nothing, but causes an action that someone else does. So, logically we call the verbs which cause … Continue reading

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