Tag Archives: Present Progressive

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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A Song with Relative Clauses: (#4) Present Simple Tense, Present Continuous Tense, Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

            Songs are often short stories about a singer’s life. They usually use every-day language to describe the past, present, and/or future and so are valuable learning tools for students of English. The following song, Counting Stars, by One … Continue reading

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Song with ‘going to’ (gonna) for future predictions / Present Continuous for future

*We OFTEN use BE + going to + base infinitive for Future Plans (see my post April 8, 2013). When we use   BE + going to + base infinitive, it often sounds like ‘gonna‘ + base infinitive. You see  ‘gonna‘ written a … Continue reading

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