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English Tenses. English grammar.


Relative clauses. ESL LIBRARY: 41 Grammar Lessons Pics, exercises,activities, teacher notes. Parts of Speech Cinquains. CINQUAINS (Contributed by Donna Moss) 1 noun 2 adjectives 3 -ing verbs 1 complete sentence Create a class Cinquain.

Parts of Speech Cinquains

Pizza Round, Hot Cooking, Buying, Eating It is delicious. Brainstorm with the class possible topics. Have students check each other's poems for clarity and correct structures. Students can decorate their papers and display them on a bulletin board or make a book of them. Click here for STUDENT SAMPLES Back to Top Back to ESL Techniques. Verb tense explanations. Conditional clauses and statements: Essential English grammar. Simple Present Tense in English - Grammar Rules and Notes - El Presente en Inglés. The simple present tense in English is used to describe an action that is regular, true or normal.

Simple Present Tense in English - Grammar Rules and Notes - El Presente en Inglés

We use the present tense: 1. For repeated or regular actions in the present time period. I take the train to the office. The train to Berlin leaves every hour. 2. The President of The USA lives in The White House. Simple Present Forms. Most Verbs Most verbs conjugate like the verb "run" below.

Simple Present Forms

Notice how you add an "s" to third-person forms. Third-person negative forms and third-person questions are made using "does. " Instead of "s," "es" is added to positive, third-person forms of verbs ending with the following sounds: s, z, sh, ch, j or zs (as in Zsa Zsa). These special "es"-forms have been marked below with an asterisk*. ESL LIBRARY: present progressive. Relative Clauses. We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence.

Relative Clauses

By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words. How to Form Relative Clauses : Imagine, a girl is talking to Tom. You want to know who she is and ask a friend whether he knows her. You could say: A girl is talking to Tom. Do you know the girl? Relative Pronouns:WHO: used to design people.WHICH: used to refer to animals or things. Defining Relative Clauses:(Especificativas en Español)Defining relative clauses (also called identifying relative clauses or restrictive relative clauses) give detailed information defining a general term or expression.

Imagine, Tom is in a room with five girls. Do you know the girl who is talking to Tom? Reduced Relative Clauses. Active Voice Versus Passive Voice. Today's topic is active voice versus passive voice.

Active Voice Versus Passive Voice

Here's a question from Brian in Iowa. He writes, “It drives me crazy when people write in passive voice. How can I teach people how to tell the difference between passive and active voice and to stay away from passive voice?” Well, Brian is right, the first step is to help people understand the difference between active and passive voice, because many people believe they should avoid the passive voice, but fewer people can define it or recognize it. What Is Active Voice? I'll start with active voice because it's simpler. Another example is the title of the Marvin Gaye song “I Heard It through the Grapevine.” Grammar Girl. Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.

Grammar Girl

A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers.

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