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. Notice that when you want to offer good wishes using a verb, you must use 'hope ' and not 'wish'. We wish you the best of luck. However, the main use of 'wish' is to say that we would like things to be different from what they are, that we have regrets about the present situation. I wish I was rich. Notice that the verb tense which follows 'I wish' is 'more in the past' than the tense corresponding to its meaning. I'm too fat. In the case of 'will' , where 'will' means 'show willingness' we use 'would'. He won't help me. Where 'will' means a future event, we cannot use 'wish' and must use 'hope'. There's a strike tomorrow. I wish I were taller. exercise 1 exercise 2 exercise 3 exercise 4 exercise 5
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.
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List Of Adjectives This is the place to get the Ultimate Lists of Adjectives. The list of adjectives is something of wonder. Behold the modest adjective. An adjective can leap tall buildings in a single bound. It makes the average citizen smarter and kinder. The right adjectives can help you win the war of words with wit, or capture a heart with elegant eloquence. Go straight to the Ultimate List of Adjectives OR read on for the grammatical rules of English regarding adjective usage including examples of the different types used, and the separated lists of adjectives by category (describing people, emotions, food, colors, amount, size and more). An adjective's job is to modify a noun or pronoun. Adjectives are often used to describe the degree of modification. The adjective forms are positive, comparative, and superlative. Examples of adjective usage are : This tree is tall. A handful of adjectives have irregular forms of positive, comparative, and superlative usage. Why do you need a list of adjectives?
Mixed tenses: a letter to a friend Dear Janet, I (just/ read) your email, but my computer(not work) , so I have decided to send you a letter. Next month I (move) to the new flat and I (already/buy) the furniture. By the way, I have some news to tell you: While I (look) for the flat, I (meet) a very nice estate agent: his name is Jamie. Let me tell you more about the flat: there are two big rooms, a kitchenette and a small bathroom. much, I (probably buy) another one next Saturday. Now I (wait) for my sister. I have to go now, it (be) nice to hear from you. (tell) you the right day and time in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to (see) you! Yours, 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: Read about improving your English listening here.Read about improving your English reading here.Read about English vocabulary and collocations here.Read about improving your writing here.Read about improving your English speaking here. Above all, don't panic if you can't speak or understand or write well yet! It takes a long time to learn a language, and learning English might be particularly difficult (it depends on your first language). Do you have any ideas for learning English?
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'. It's very difficult to give a list of collocations, because there are so many. Set phrases, verb patterns, and idioms are really just strong examples of collocations too. How to improve your use of collocations: Notice collocations. Learning vocabulary: Hopefully I've convinced you that it's a good idea to learn phrases (groups of words) rather than single words. 1: FlashcardsI find this is really the best way to learn new words by a long way. 2: Record the words onto your computer or phoneIf you learn well by listening, this might work for you. Learning vocabulary and collocations should help you improve your English speaking and writing a lot.
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: The children are in Ø bed.We didn't get out of Ø bed until after one o'clock.She got home and went straight to Ø bed. Home The word home is also a bit strange. They went Ø home. Work (used as a noun) When we use 'work' to mean a place, then we don't need to use an article: She's at Ø work.I arrive at Ø work at nine.We leave Ø work every day at six.You should go to Ø work earlier. Town When we are thinking about the town centre near to us, we often use 'no article' with certain expressions: In town: John's in town at the moment.