Grammar - Basic sentence structure Basic Sentence Structure There are five basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.* They are as follows: At the heart of every English sentence is the Subject-Verb relationship. The following sentences are examples of the S-V pattern. Note: Any action verb can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-O pattern. Note: Only transitive action verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adj pattern. Note: Only linking verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adv pattern: The following sentences are examples of the S-V-N pattern. *Other, less common structures are dealt with in another unit. Graded English language dictations free online
What are Adverb Particles? Words like in, out, up, down etc., are not always prepositions. Read the sentences given below. He was driving down the street. Please sit down. He climbed up the stairs. He is in the room. In the expressions ‘down the street’, ‘up the stairs’ and ‘in the room’, the words down, up and in are prepositions. In the expressions ‘sit down’, ‘she is not up’ and ‘come in’, the words down, up and in have no objects. Small adverbs like these are often called adverb particles or adverbial particles. Note that many words of this kind can be used as both adverb particles and prepositions. Phrasal verbs Adverb particles are sometimes used together with verbs to form two-word verbs. Could you please switch on the lights? Note that the meaning of a phrasal verb is not always guessable from the meanings of the individual words in it.
Learn to use the conjunctions DESPITE, IN SPITE OF and ALTHOUGH In this post I would like to teach you how to use the words DESPITE, IN SPITE OF, ALTHOUGH, EVEN THOUGH, BECAUSE OF and BECAUSE correctly. I will explain the meaning of the words and the grammar. To help you with this there are two games, a mind map, a video explanation and a graphical explanation. I hope you will learn to use these conjunctions. The meaning of the conjunctions DESPITE and IN SPITE OF is the same. If you want to print out the graphic, you can download the pdf file below: The meaning As I write above, the main difference between the phrases is their usage. To make it absolutely clear, here is an interactive video explaining the usage of the words BECAUSE and BECAUSE OF. Conjunctions – quizzes and games The first game is slightly easier but it can be played only on your desktop. The second quiz is fully in HTML5 so it will play on any mobile device you own. Conjunctions – quiz and Math pop game
The Second Conditional The second conditional uses the past simple after if, then 'would' and the infinitive: if + past simple, ...would + infinitive (We can use 'were' instead of 'was' with 'I' and 'he/she/it'. This is mostly done in formal writing). It has two uses. First, we can use it to talk about things in the future that are probably not going to be true. If I won the lottery, I would buy a big house. Second, we can use it to talk about something in the present which is impossible, because it's not true. If I had his number, I would call him. This kind of conditional sentence is different from the first conditional because this is a lot more unlikely. For example (second conditional): If I had enough money I would buy a house with twenty bedrooms and a swimming pool (I'm probably not going to have this much money, it's just a dream, not very real) But (first conditional): If I have enough money, I'll buy some new shoes (It's much more likely that I'll have enough money to buy some shoes)
English Grammar. Det datum engelska La Fecha en inglés En inglés se utilizan los números ordinales (first, second, third, etc.) para expresar las fechas, a diferencia del español en que se emplean los números cardinales (uno, dos, tres, etc.). Today is the 2nd of June / hoy es el 2 de junio Para expresar los días utilizamos la preposición 'on'. En cambio, para expresar meses o años se utiliza la preposición 'in'. You came on the 12th of May / viniste el 12 de mayoYou came in May / viniste en mayoYou came in 1995 / viniste en 1995 En inglés, a diferencia del español, los meses y los días se escriben con mayúscula. March / marzo Monday / lunes Los días de la semana son: Sunday / domingo Monday / lunes Tuesday / martes Wednesday / miércolesThursday / jueves Friday / viernes Saturday / sábado Los meses del año son: January / enero February / febrero March / marzo April / abril May / mayo June / junio July / julio August / agosto September / septiembreOctober / octubre November / noviembre December / diciembre 20 de junio de 1999
Word Family Framework Word Family Framework Submitted by admin on 19 July, 2012 - 11:52 The Word Family Framework (WFF) places 22,000 words on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It shows how words within the same family are placed at different levels and is aimed at teachers who can use it to plan courses, syllabi and lessons. What is the Word Family Framework (WFF)? The WFF is a searchable resource for teachers and learners of English that consists of over 22,000 vocabulary items arranged according to six levels aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference. What can the WFF be used for? The WFF can be used by institutions, teachers and learners to construct target vocabularies for individual learning, syllabus and lesson planning, materials design and exam preparation. ‘Vertical searches’ ? ? ‘Horizontal searches’ ? ? ? How can the WFF be searched? The WFF can be searched in three main ways: 1. 2. 3. How does the WFF link to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)? ?
Flashcards about Irregular Eng Verbs incorrect cards (0) correct cards (0) remaining cards (156) Save retry fix restart shuffle help To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key. retry the cards in the incorrect box restart all cards Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page. The Zero Conditional We can make a zero conditional sentence with two present simple verbs (one in the 'if clause' and one in the 'main clause'): If + present simple, .... present simple. This conditional is used when the result will always happen. The 'if' in this conditional can usually be replaced by 'when' without changing the meaning. For example: If water reaches 100 degrees, it boils. Here are some more examples: See this page about the first conditional to learn about the difference between the first and the zero conditionals. Click here for an exercise about making this conditional Click here for all the conditional exercises Don't miss my free ebook (PDF) about advanced conditionals.