Learn English and listen to English with podcasts in English ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students ► Level 3 English Auxiliary Verbs What are auxiliary verbs? Basically, auxiliary verbs are function words, a type of closed class which is constituted of words that have a grammatical function as opposed to content words, which are an open class of lexical words. An auxiliary verb is used to add functional or grammatical content to the information expressed by another verb, considered to be the main verb. Auxiliary verbs are also called helping verbs Examples: I am writing a book. He has done the work. We will be there in a minute.
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Position of Adverbs in English Sentences Adverb of Manner (e.g.: slowly, carefully, awfully) These adverbs are put behind the direct object (or behind the verb if there's no direct object). Exercise on adverbs of manner Adverbs of Place (e.g.: here, there, behind, above) Learn English Modal Verbs Englishmodal verbs are special verbs that are used to show possibility, ability, permission, and so forth. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Examples: "It might rain" – shows possibility. "I can juggle" – shows ability.
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Gerunds and Infinitives: rules, exercises and quizzes What is the difference between gerunds and infinitives? When should you use each? Let's start from the beginning. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses A gerund is a noun made from a verb. 100 Things You Can Do To Improve Your English - Langports Hester is the Director of Studies at our Langports Brisbane school. She has a strong passion for education and has set up her own website and blog to help her students. Her blog for this week is a list of: