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English Grammar Lessons

English Grammar Lessons
We use 'used to' for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens. I used to smoke a packet a day but I stopped two years ago. Ben used to travel a lot in his job but now, since his promotion, he doesn't. I used to drive to work but now I take the bus. We also use it for something that was true but no longer is. There used to be a cinema in the town but now there isn't. 'Used to do' is different from 'to be used to doing' and 'to get used to doing' to be used to doing We use 'to be used to doing' to say that something is normal, not unusual. I'm used to living on my own. to get used to doing We use 'to get used to doing' to talk about the process of something becoming normal for us. I didn't understand the accent when I first moved here but I quickly got used to it. Return to List of Grammar Lessons

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English Grammar Lessons Let's start off with the easy part. ' I wish to' can mean the same as 'I want to' but it is much, much more formal and much, much less common. I wish to make a complaint. I wish to see the manager. You can also use 'wish' with a noun to 'offer good wishes'. I wish you all the best in your new job. HyperGrammar Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre. This course covers approximately the same ground as our English department's ENG 1320 Grammar course. The content of HyperGrammar is the result of the collaborative work of the four instructors who were teaching the course in Fall 1993: Heather MacFadyen, David Megginson, Frances Peck, and Dorothy Turner.

English Grammar Present Perfect (Please note that British and American English have different rules for the use of this tense. The explanation and exercises here refer to British English. In American English, it is often acceptable to use the past simple in some of these examples.) We use the present perfect when we want to look back from the present to the past. Used to, Be Used to and Get Used to Exercise After the holidays it takes me a week __________ up early again. to get used to getting to get used to get to be used to get to be used to gettingI _______ to play football when I was young. I'm too old and fat to play now. got used to use was used to usedAt first it was difficult for her to speak in French all the time but she _________ to it now. uses gets used was used 's used Do you mind if I ______ your phone? used get used to use am usingI've been getting up early every day for years but I ________ to it. 'm already used use used 'm still not usedThe queue in the baker's ___________ to be so bad but now it's terrible. It must be that new chapata bread they bake.

List Of Adjectives Click here for a list of over 1,100 adjectives. The list of adjectives is something of wonder. Behold the modest adjective. It can leap tall buildings in a single bound. It makes the average citizen smarter and kinder. Exercises at Grammar Bytes! Terms of Use You may not alter, sell, or post these materials on a different server. Photocopying for students or linking to materials here does not require my permission. Comma Splices & Fused Sentences Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3 Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Even More Practice!

Food Quantifiers To make a salad , wash ___ lettuce thoroughly and pat the leaves dry. Remove three ____ celery, wash, and slice it into small pieces. Boil five ____ asparagus for 1 minute and let cool. Arrange the ____ lettuce on a plate and create a "bed". Learning English I hope you find my grammar site useful, but grammar is only one part of learning English, or any language. We also need to practise reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as learning new vocabulary and improving our pronunciation. Ways to improve your English:

Grammar. De Montfort This section enables you to focus on grammar awareness. By using the term 'grammar' we mean the placing of words in a certain order, with the correct endings, and linked together in a way that makes grammatical sense. Remember, the Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) can also help you to develop your academic writing. We offer: You can contact us in the following ways: English Vocabulary and Collocations What is a collocation? A collocation is a group of words that usually go together. For example, in English, we usually say 'heavy rain'. It's correct grammatically to say 'strong rain' or 'big rain', but both of these sound completely strange. A native English speaker would never say 'big rain'.

Bed / Home / Work / Town (This is an extract from my book: Au00c2u0092 and u00c2u0091Theu00c2u0092 Explained) Download this explanation in PDF here. Bed Bed is a strange word! If we don't use an article, it means a place where we sleep, not a particular object: