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Simple Present

Simple Present
[VERB] + s/es in third person Examples: You speak English. Complete List of Simple Present Forms USE 1 Repeated Actions Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. I play tennis. USE 2 Facts or Generalizations The Simple Present can also indicate the speaker believes that a fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future. Cats like milk. USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. The train leaves tonight at 6 PM. USE 4 Now (Non-Continuous Verbs) Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now. I am here now. The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc. You only speak English. Once a week, Tom cleans the car. More About Active / Passive Forms Your personal online English school.

Simple Present Tense:Meaning and Definition with Examples In Simple Present, the action is simply mentioned and there is nothing being said about its completeness. It is used to talk about an action which happens on a regular basis. Notice how we use ‘study’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘studies’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Simple Present Exercise 1 Simple Present Exercise 2 Simple Present Exercise 3 Notice how we use ‘don’t’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘doesn’t’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Notice how we use ‘Do’ for the subjects I, You, We, You and They and we use ‘Does’ for the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’. Simple Present Tense Exercise

Present Continuous [am/is/are + present participle] Examples: You are watching TV. Are you watching TV? You are not watching TV. Complete List of Present Continuous Forms USE 1 Now Use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. You are learning English now. USE 2 Longer Actions in Progress Now In English, "now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Examples: (All of these sentences can be said while eating dinner in a restaurant.) I am studying to become a doctor. USE 3 Near Future Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future. I am meeting some friends after work. USE 4 Repetition and Irritation with "Always" The Present Continuous with words such as "always" or "constantly" expresses the idea that something irritating or shocking often happens. She is always coming to class late. REMEMBER Non-Continuous Verbs/ Mixed Verbs

Englishland April Fool’s Day is the 1st day in April. It is celebrated in the United States, England, France, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The custom of shouting “April Fool!” comes from the United States. Nobody knows where the “April Fish” comes from. Perhaps, because April has the best fishing or because the zodiacal sign of Pisces rules in April. Today, in sweet shops they sell chocolate fish for April Fool’s Day. Friends send one another postcards, with some silly dialogue, with fish pictures. Other people pin a paper fish on someone’s back without being caught. In the USA people pins a paper sign on someone’s back saying “Kick me.” The most common joke is to make someone perform an unnecessary action, such as checking for an open zipper or a missing button. In Mexico and Spain, April Fool’s Day is on December 28 (called Day of the Holy Innocents). Generally, people play a trick on one another just to say : “I care you”. April Fool 's Day (144.8 KiB) Chorus:

Verbs and Verbals auxiliary || gerunds || infinitives || irregular || linking || mood || auxiliary || participles || phrasal || causative || factitive ||sequence || tense There are separate sections on Definitions Verbs carry the idea of being or action in the sentence. I am a student. The students passed all their courses. As we will see on this page, verbs are classified in many ways. Although you will seldom hear the term, a ditransitive verb — such as cause or give — is one that can take a direct object and an indirect object at the same time: "That horrid music gave me a headache." Verbs are also classified as either finite or non-finite. The truck demolished the restaurant.The leaves were yellow and sickly. Non-finite verbs (think "unfinished") cannot, by themselves, be main verbs: The broken window . . . Another, more useful term for non-finite verb is verbal. Four Verb Forms The inflections (endings) of English verb forms are not difficult to remember. Linking Verbs Those people are all professors. Mood

Time - Learn English Basics Learn to talk about time and ask the time in English (requires Real Player). Time (1) When it's "on the hour" we say "o'clock". But only when it's on the hour. Time (2) In five minute increments, when it's past the hour (up to 30 minutes past) we say "past". When it's before the hour (after 30 minutes past) we say "to". There are 60 minutes in an hour. 30 minutes is half an hour, we say "half past" or "thirty". 15 minutes is quarter of an hour, we say "quarter past" or "fifteen" or "quarter to" or "forty-five". Prepositions used with time Naturally speaking Digital clocks often show the time this way using the 24-hour-clock, only the police and the military actually speak using the 24 hour clock:- How to ask the time in English. Work time There are some common words and phrases that we use to describe the hours we work. At work in the UK we talk about starting time and leaving time. 9-to-5 is a phrase used to describe a conventional and possibly tedious job. Check these time idioms too.

Present Perfect The present perfect is a verb tense which is used to show that an action has taken place once or many times before now. The present perfect is most frequently used to talk about experiences or changes that have taken place, but there are other less common uses as well. Read on for detailed descriptions, examples, and present perfect exercises. Present Perfect Forms The present perfect is formed using has/have + past participle. Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and has/have. Statement: You have seen that movie many times.Question: Have you seen that movie many times? Complete List of Present Perfect Forms Present Perfect Uses USE 1 Unspecified Time Before Now We use the present perfect to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. Examples: I have seen that movie twenty times. How Do You Actually Use the Present Perfect? The concept of "unspecified time" can be very confusing to English learners. TOPIC 1 Experience I have been to France.

Teaching English Letter writing phrases, business letters and correspondence, yours faithfully yours sincerely, salutations, opening lines. Speakspeak Yours faithfully or Yours sincerely; Dear Sir or Dear Mr On this page we look at important phrases for writing letters and emails, such as when to use Yours faithfully and Yours sincerely, Dear Sir, Dear Madam, and so forth. You know how important it is to speak good English in an international working environment. Do you have that skill? Do you present yourself in a professional manner when you write? In short, you want to give a professional image when you write to your customers and business partners. 10 good opening lines We need an opening line in a business letter or professional email: to make reference to previous correspondence; to say how we found the recipient’s name/address; to say why we are writing to the recipient. 10 good closing lines We need a closing line in a business letter or email: to make a reference to a future event; to repeat an apology; to offer help ‘Yours faithfully’ or ‘Yours sincerely’ in a business letter? When the recipient’s name is unknown to you: