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English Grammar Secrets Could
Could' is used to make polite requests. We can also use 'can' for these but 'could' is more polite. Could you help me, please? Could you lend me some money? Could I have a lift? Could I bother you for a moment? If we use 'could' in reply to these requests, it suggests that we do not really want to do it. If you agree to the request, it is better to say 'can'. Of course I can. I could help you if it's really necessary but I'm really busy right now. I could lend you some money but I'd need it back tomorrow without fail. I could give you a lift as far as Birmingham. 'Could' is used to talk about theoretical possibility and is similar in meaning to 'might'. It could rain later. Take an umbrella. He could be there by now. Could he be any happier? It could be Sarah's. Click here to get some fun exercises http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/could
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Second Conditional - English Grammar Secrets
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Parallelism: The secret to great writing
Parallelism or parallel structure is one of the secrets of great writing. It gives greater balance and power to the way you communicate. It will help you get higher grades, improve your job prospects, and look more professional. In this lesson, I explain all about parallelism -- what it is and how to use it correctly. This easy but important lesson will take your English to a higher level. Follow up by watching my lesson on the Magic of 3 to strengthen your English even more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FcAub-xqGQ&index=94&list=PLxSz4mPLHWDZgp8e6i0oyXOOrTAAaj0O7&t=0s Take the quiz on this lesson here: https://www.engvid.com/parallelism-great-writing/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. This lesson is for you if you want to learn how to communicate more powerfully in just a short time. This lesson is about something called: "Parallelism" or "Parallel Structure". Now, in case you've never heard of it, or if you've heard of it but you're not sure what it is, I just want to tell you that it's something really important, especially in academic circles or in the business world. All right? And also socially. So, whether you're speaking, or whether you're writing, this principle of parallelism will help you to communicate more effectively. So, first of all, what is parallelism? So, it's a speaking or writing technique in which you communicate more powerfully by balancing different parts of your sentence, and I'm going to show you lots of examples so you understand exactly. So, when we create a sentence that has parallel structure, it means that when we have a list of items in our sentence, all of the forms of speech should be the same. For example, you have verbs, verbs, verbs; nouns and nouns; adjectives and adjectives; adverbs and adverbs. Now, that seems obvious, but in real life when people speak and write, they don't always do that. So I'm going to show you: "What are the benefits of using parallelism?" and also exactly how to use them in a sentence. So, some of the benefits that you will get when you start creating sentences with parallel structure are that your sentences will have more weight, they'll be more balanced, they'll have more rhythm to them, they'll have more style, more clarity (they'll be more clear), and also you'll be able to emphasize things more. And as a result of all that, your speaking or your writing will be much more dramatic and much more powerful. And you may not realize why, but it's really important that this parallel structure exists. Now, in addition, it's not just something to make it better, it's not just something to improve your communication. In academic circles, if you don't follow these parallel structure rules, it's actually considered a mistake in writing; it's considered very weak writing, bad writing, poor writing, and you will get lower grades as a result of that. Okay? So it's really important, especially if you're in the academic world or writing anything serious or in the business world, to write this way. Let's look at some simple examples first. Okay? So, this sentence, the first one: "Janet sings and dances." So here, what do we see? We see verbs and verbs: "Janet sings and dances." If somebody didn't write this sentence properly, they might write: "Janet sings and is dancing." Now, here it didn't match because this was present simple, so this should be a verb in the present simple; they should both be verbs, they should both be in the same tense, and so on. Okay? Let's look at more examples. "We enjoy reading and cooking." Here we have two gerunds: "reading", "cooking". Next: "I like to watch movies and to travel abroad." Okay? Now, you see how that seems really balanced? Okay? So we have: "to watch movies", so we have an infinitive and a noun, and "to travel abroad". "To travel", infinitive and a... Well, it's not a noun, but it's like a noun, it functions like a noun. Next: "The reasons for my view are political, cultural, and social." So here we have three adjectives. Now, up til now we had two, now we have three. And if you've watched my earlier lesson on: "The Power of Three" or "The Magic of Three", you will know that this is really special. This is like parallelism on steroids. This is like the best kind of writing you can do, and a lot of very famous leaders and writers write this way, using parallelism in threes to make things much more effective. So, if you haven't watched that other lesson, I will tell you where you can get it; it's called: "The Magic of Three" on our website. So: "The reasons for my view are political, cultural, and social." Three adjectives. "The police acted quickly and carefully." Okay? So we have here: "quickly", "carefully", two adverbs. And last: "We enjoy comedies, dramas, and documentaries." So you have here three nouns. Right? So that's what's important: nouns with nouns, adverbs with adverbs, adjectives with adjectives - you get the idea. Okay? Now, if you get the idea, work with me, stay with me. […]
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Basic English Grammar - Have, Has, Had
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Grammar Concept | Secrets Revealed to Speak English Fluently - Part 1
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50 MOST COMMON MISTAKES in English Grammar - Error Identification & Correction
Find out if you make the 50 MOST COMMON MISTAKES in English, and learn how to avoid them. See all GRAMMAR LESSONS here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. ***** ALSO CHECK OUT ***** 1. PARTS OF SPEECH LESSONS: https://goo.gl/ouZgqu 2. TENSES LESSONS: https://goo.gl/7t5Hkg 3. MODAL VERBS LESSONS: https://goo.gl/v9fCh8 4. CONDITIONALS LESSONS: https://goo.gl/prd7ex 5. ARTICLES LESSONS: https://goo.gl/3xdcJP
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The Present Perfect Tense | English Grammar Lesson
This lesson is an overview of the present perfect tense What it looks like, how to use it and when to use it! Structure: Subject + have/has + main verb (past participle form) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ If you don’t feel confident using the present perfect tense in English yet… There are probably a few reasons why! You need to know the past participle form of English verbs... And that can be pretty tricky with irregular verbs! 😳 And you need to understand how to use this tense! Perhaps you feel unsure about when to use the present perfect and when to use the past simple tenses. I will explain all of this inside this lesson. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ When using the present perfect tense, you need an auxiliary verb that helps your main verb to function. In the perfect tenses, the verb (to) have is always the auxiliary verb. In the present perfect tense, the main verb is in the past participle form. This is not difficult for regular past tense verbs. For regular verbs, the past participle form of the verb is the same as the past tense verb, so you just add -ed! But irregular verbs are different and the only way to learn the past participle form is to learn them individually. Past simple or present perfect tense? To answer this question you need to think about time. Finished time and unfinished time. Think about ‘last week’. That’s a good example of finished time. Last week is finished, it’s over. Yesterday, last week, last month, last year, 1991 - these are all examples of finished time… Time that is complete. What about ‘this week’? Is this week finished? No! Not yet. That is an example of unfinished time. There’s still more of this week to come. It’s not finished yet. When you are talking about a time period that has finished, use the past simple. When you are talking about a time period that is unfinished… Like today, this week, this month, this year, use the present perfect. Watch this lesson to learn when to use the present perfect and when to use the past simple tense. Read the full transcript to this video on my blog: https://www.mmmenglish.com/2017/09/13/the-present-perfect-tense/ *I recommend* ⭐️Speak with native teachers... 30mins every day! Get a free 14-day trial here: https://www.rypeapp.com/ref/mmmEnglish/ ⭐️Try Grammarly Grammar Checker - it's FREE! grammarly.com/mmmenglish ⭐️English Listening practice - Try Audible for FREE! http://www.audibletrial.com/mmmEnglish mmmEnglish Website: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglish On Facebook: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishFB On Instagram: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishInsta Ladies Facebook Group http://bit.ly/LadiesLoveEnglish TweetMe on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TweetMmmEnglish Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRiVfHqBIIvSgKmgnSY66g?sub_confirmation=1 Music Credit: Crimson Fly - Huma-Huma: https://youtu.be/qpxhgby-ONI
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Relative Pronouns & Clauses - English Grammar Lesson
In this lesson, we're going to look at the use of words such as 'who', 'whom', 'whose', 'which', 'that' etc. when they are used as relative pronouns to connect two clauses. We will also look at when you can drop these words in a complex sentence. Join my complete self-study programme to reach all your English language goals: https://www.anglo-link.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Happy studies!
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In this video we talk about 12 tenses in English language. I also show you around Hollywood and we'll see Justin Timberlake! :) Subscribe to our new channel about English - https://goo.gl/bMfa4R Download Venya's manual (English Tenses) - https://goo.gl/85JW4m Quick tips: 1. There only 12 tenses in English. Remember them easily: Simple, Continuous, Perfect, Perfect Continuous. And you can use them in 3 different times: Simple, Past, Future. That's it! 2. We use Continuous to emphasize the duration of an action 3. We use Past when we concentrate on action's details (I ate pizza for lunch) 4. We use Perfect when we concentrate on the result (I have eaten). It doesn't really matter what. 📗🇺🇸 My book about how I got full financial aid to study in the USA (my story + tips) - https://goo.gl/fKwah2 ⭐ INSTAGRAM - linguamarina ⭐ LEARN LANGUAGES ABROAD - https://linguatrip.com 📝 Get your English text corrected instantly - https://fluent.express/ 📷 FILMING EQUIPMENT VLOGS (outdoors): - Canon G7X - http://amzn.to/2l2aSfE VIDEOS indoors: - Sony A7R II (also perfect for instagram) - http://amzn.to/2DrCNTU - Sony 50 mm lens - http://amzn.to/2G2r4c4 SOUND: - Zoom H4n Pro (better than any built-in camera sound) - http://amzn.to/2DVJzyr - Rode video mic (when I have to use my camera to record the sound) - http://amzn.to/2BhkCKW 🎈PROMOS $20 TO SPEND ON AIRBNB - https://abnb.me/e/B2yx6PJZER $20 TO SPEND ON UBER - http://ubr.to/2k1B89L
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Present Simple Tense - English grammar tutorial video lesson
Present simple tense English grammar tutorial. This English grammar lesson shows you how to form a present simple tense and when to use a present simple tense. Before we get started it's good to know that when I say first person singular I mean 'I'. When I say second person singular I mean 'you'.When I say third person singular I mean 'he', 'she' and 'it'. When I say first person plural I mean 'we'. When I say second person plural I mean 'you'. When I say third person plural I mean 'they'. Now let's get started. Take a look at these sentences: I walk to school every day. They play football on Sunday. Both these sentences are in the present simpe tense. How to form a present simple tense. For the first and second person singular forms, we simply use the infinitive form of the verb. For example: I swim in the river. You read the newspaper. For all plural forms, we do the same. We use the infinitive form of the verb. We walk school. You ride your bikes. They study English. For the third person singular form, 'he', 'she', and 'it', we do something else. We use the infinitive form of the verb but we add a '-s'. For example: He walks home. She plays hockey. It rains on St. Swithins Day. We need to pay extra attention when verbs end in a '-s' sound such as kiss and catch. We use the infinitive form of the verb but we add '-es.' He misses his wife. She teaches English. For verbs ending in a 'y', preceded by a consonant, such as spy, fly, envy, worry, and the consonants being a 'p', an 'l', a 'v', and an 'r', the 'y' becomes 'ie'. He spies on his neighbours. She envies her cousin. It worries me a lot. Now let's take a look at the present simple tense in questions. For the first and second person singular form, we need the auxiliary verb 'to do', and the infinitive form of the verb. Do I need a ticket? Do you speak English? The same goes for all plural forms. Do we make the beds ourselves? Do you ride your bicycles? Do they work on the farm? For the third person singular form, we also use the auxiliary verb 'to do', but we conjugate it to 'does' and the infinitive form of the verb. Does he ride his bike often? Does she cut your hair? Does it work on batteries? Now let's take a look at the present simple tense in negations. For the first and second person singular form, we again use the auxiliary verb 'to do' but we add 'not' to it, so it becomes 'don't' and we use the infinitive form of the verb. I don't need a ticket. You don't speak English. For all plural forms, we do the same. They don't walk to school. You don't ride your bicycles. They don't listen to the radio. For the third person singular form, again we use does, and we add 'not' 'to it, so it becomes doesn't and the infinitive form of the verb. He doesn't clean the house. She doesn't cut her hair. It doesn't work on batteries. Now let's take a look at when we use the present simple tense. First we use the present simple tense for things that happen always such as: every day and constantly. Regularly, such as often and frequently. Sometimes, such as occasionally and rarely. And never. For example: I play football every Saturday. He regularly visits his aunt. We rarely go shopping in London They never work late on Friday. We also use the present simple tense for facts. The sun rises in the east. Plants need water. Finally we use the present simple tense for schedules. The bus leaves at six o'clock. The train departs from platform two. The flight arrives at gate three. www.englishgrammarspot.com.
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8 Common Grammar Mistakes in English!
"What's the different"? "Today morning"? "I enjoyed"? Improve your grammar by correcting the common mistakes in these English sentences. A good review for all students, especially at intermediate and advanced levels. Also check our full resource of 100 Common Grammar Mistakes in English at http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-common-grammar-mistakes-in-english/ Quiz: http://www.engvid.com/8-common-grammar-mistakes-in-english/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to review eight common English errors. So, let's see how you do. The first one: "Today morning I woke up late." So, what's wrong with that? There is actually something wrong with each and every one of these. I'll tell you that in advance; there's no... There are no tricks here. Okay? So, what's wrong with that sentence? "Today morning I woke up late." Well, it should be: "This morning". Okay? We don't say: "Today morning". We say: "This morning". Number two: "What's the different?" What's the different? Well, that's wrong too, because "different" is an adjective. What you want to use here is the noun. So, what's the noun of this word? "Difference". "What's the difference?" Okay? This is a really common error, so make sure you don't make this one. Next one: "I met John two years before." Okay? What's wrong with that? Well, over here, we can't say: "I met John two years before." We can say: "I met two... I met John two years ago." All right? If you use the word "before", then you have to say before something. "Before I graduated". Okay? "Before I got married", or whatever. But you can't use "before" by itself. So the proper word there is "ago". "I met John two years ago." Next one: "This is a six-months course." That sounds almost okay, but it's not okay. So the mistake here is with the "s". When we use this expression, it becomes... The entire expression becomes an adjective for the noun "course". So we should say: "This is a six-month course.", "This is a million dollar contract." And so on. Okay? That's another... Each of these is a different element of grammar, different aspect of grammar, and so on. Next, number five: "Thank you. I really enjoyed." What's wrong with that? Well, the problem is here. "Enjoyed" is a reflexive verb, so you would need to say: "I really enjoyed myself.", "I really enjoyed myself.", "He enjoyed himself.", "She enjoyed herself.", "We enjoyed ourselves.", "They enjoyed themselves." Okay? So there are certain reflexive verbs in English, and we need to use them correctly. That's one of them. Very common one. Okay, number six: "Did you loose your cellphone?" What's wrong with that? I helped you a little bit by actually showing you where the error is. So, many people make this error. This is actually a spelling mistake. You should be spelling the word this way. "Did you lose your cellphone?" "Loose" is an adjective which means not tight, and "lose" is the opposite of "find". Okay? "Did you lose your cellphone?" Also, the pronunciation is "lose" and not "loose". Next one: "This is an academic course.", "This is an academic course." So, what was wrong with what I said there? Okay? So, what was wrong was my pronunciation of that. So many people mispronounce this word. It is not "academic". It is "academic". The stress is on the middle. Academic. "This is an academic course.", "This is an academic program." Okay? So, if... In case you make that mistake. I'm not saying you do. In case you do, make sure you correct it. Last one: "Yes, I have a free time." Is that...? What's wrong there? What's going on? Okay, here. We don't need to say: "A free time". We need to say: "Free time", because this is a... Time is an uncountable noun. Now, each one of these examples represents a different aspect of grammar. So, how can you possibly learn all of them? Well, I'll give you two easy ways to help you out. One is to go to our website: www.engvid.com, because there, we have currently I think more than 700 lessons on different aspects of English grammar and of English in general for exams, for writing, speaking, all kinds of things. And by watching them, you can find the lessons that you actually need. And the other thing is that we also have... I've written actually a resource which might help you, which shows 50 such common errors that people make in English, and that might help you out as well. Okay? So, I hope you did well, and I hope you continue to do better and better in English. All the best with your English. Bye for now.
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English Grammar Secrets CAN
We use 'can' to talk about 'possibility'. Can you do that? I can't manage to do that. You can leave your car in that parking space. You cannot smoke in here. Notice that there are two negative forms: 'can't' and 'cannot'. These mean exactly the same thing. When we are speaking, we usually say 'can't'. We use 'can' to talk about 'ability'. I can speak French. I can't drive. We use 'can' to ask for and give permission. (We also use 'may' for this but is more formal and much less common.) Can I speak to you or are you too busy? You can use my phone. You can't come in. We use 'can' in offers, requests and instructions. Can I help? Can you give me a hand? When you finish that, you can take out the garbage. We use 'can' with 'see' 'hear' 'feel' 'smell' 'taste' to talk about something which is happening now . (Where you would use the present continuous with most other verbs.) I can smell something burning. Can you hear that noise? I can't see anything. We can use 'can't' for deduction. The opposite of 'can't' in this context is 'must'. You can't be hungry. You've just eaten. You must be hungry. You haven't eaten anything all day. He was in London one hour ago when I spoke to him. He can't be here yet. exercise 1 exercise 2 exercise 3 exercise 4
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Learn English Grammar: The Sentence
http://www.engvid.com Do you know how to build a sentence in English? In this lesson, you will learn the basic parts of a simple sentence, or independent clause. Knowing this will make it easier to understand any sentence in written English. Understanding how these different parts of a sentence work together to form meaning will help you write better in English. The knowledge in this lesson is essential for any 'Independent User' or 'Proficient User' of English. Quiz yourself here: http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-the-sentence/ TRANSCRIPT Hi again. I'm Adam. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. Today I have a very important lesson, I think, for all of you that will help you very much with your reading, but especially your writing skills. Okay? Today we're going to look at the sentence. What is a sentence? Now, I know that all of you are saying: "Well, we know what a sentence is. We've learned this a thousand times before." Right? I know what you've learned and I know what you haven't learned, many of you; some of you have, of course. The sentence has a very basic structure, there's a very basic component that must be involved or included in a sentence, and a lot of grammar teachers, a lot of English teachers don't teach this. Okay? All of you, I'm sure have by now heard of "SVO", but have you heard of "SVsC"? Have you heard of "SVC"? Maybe yes, maybe no. But I'm sure a lot of you are going: "What? I've never heard of these things before." Well, we're going to talk about this in one second. Before we talk about a sentence, we have to talk about a clause. Now, what is a clause? I'm sure you've heard this word before as well, but just in case, a clause is any subject, verb combination. It's a group of words that must include a subject and a verb. Now, also very important to remember: it must be a tense verb, meaning that it must take a time; past, present, future. Okay? No base verb, no infinitive verb. So that is a clause. Now, there are two types of clauses. Okay? We have independent clauses and we have dependent clauses. The... These are sometimes called subordinate clauses. Now, every sentence in English to be a grammatically correct sentence must have an independent clause. It doesn't need a dependent clause, but it could have one. The independent clause could include a dependent clause as the subject or object. We'll talk about that after. So an independent clause has a subject and a verb, and it can stand by itself. It can contain a complete idea by itself. Okay? So, technically, the shortest sentence you can have in English will be a... Will be an independent clause with a subject and verb. What is the absolute shortest sentence that you can think of? Think of a sentence, the shortest you can possibly make it. Okay? Here's an example: "Go!" Is this a complete English sentence? Yes. Why? Because it contains an independent clause. Where? We have the implied subject: "you" and the tense verb: "go", the imperative tense "go". So this your basic English sentence. Now, we have three other types, three basic types and we can of course play with these after. Subject, verb, object. Some independent clauses must have an object, we'll talk about that in a second. Excuse me. Subject, verb, subject complement. Some sentences must have a subject complement. Subject, verb, complement. Okay? We're going to talk about each of these in a moment. I have the "A" here because quite often, this complement is actually an adverb phrase or an adverbial. We'll talk about that in a second. So your basic sentence can be any one of these three. Now, the reason we're looking at this... All these structures is because once you understand what must be contained in a sentence, then you can read any English sentence out there that is grammatically correct and be able to understand the main idea of that sentence. Okay? So let's start with "SVO". Okay, let's look at our "SVO" type of independent clause: subject, verb, object. Now, first, what is an object? Well, we have two types of objects to talk about. We have the direct object, we have the indirect object. Now, the thing to understand is that the object always answers a question about the verb, it completes the meaning of the verb by asking the questions: "What?" or: "Who?" Now, keep in mind that technically, it's: "Whom?" But if you say: "Who?" I'll let it go this time. Okay? Formal academic writing, "Whom?", "Whom?", "Whom?" IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, all that - "Whom?" not: "Who?" In the object position. But the direct object answers: "What?" or: "Who?" about the verb. Okay? We'll get back to that.
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ENGLISH GRAMMAR FROM ZERO Lesson 2  English speaking practice  English grammar lessons for beginners
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The E-Word And The Secret To English Grammar Mastery
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adverbs - English grammar tutorial video lesson
Adverb grammar lesson. This lesson is about adverbs. Take a look at these sentences She sings beautifully. He felt poorly after he fell from the stairs. The words that are underlined are adverbs. In this lesson I'm going to show you what adverbs exactly are, the different types of adverbs, how to form an adverbs, how to place an adverbs in a sentence and the exceptions. I'm going to take you through the most common exceptions, not all. Now what are adverbs? Adverbs add extra information to a verb. For example: He arrived home safely. Safely here says something about arriving we could also say he arrived home early and here early would be an adverb. It also comments on an adjective. Remember an adjective says someting about a noun. She wore a brightly coloured dress. Dress in this sentence is a noun. Coloured here is an adjective because it says something about the dress but brightly says something about the way it was coloured. We could also say she that she wore a pink coloured dress and then pink would be an adverb. It also says something about other at adverbs. For example: She did her job fairly well. Well says something about the manner in which she did her job and fairly says something about well, we could also say she did her job reasonably well. An adverbs also says something about a sentences or a clause. Honestly I feel very ill. Here the adverbs comments on the entire sentence there are many different types of adverbs, First there are adverbs of manner, these adverbs say someting about how it happens. He looked at me carefully. We could also say he looked at me slowly it says something about the way he looked at me. The museum will slowly go bankrupt not quickly, slowly. He plays football well There are also adverbs of place, where does it happen. My keys must be somewhere. Here somewhere is an adverb. There they are or here they are. These are adverbs. We had to travel quite far. There are also adverbs of time when doesn't happen. Finaly, which means in the end, he managed to grow a beard. He eventually came home. He rang her immediately after he had heard the news. There are also adverbs of frequency, how often does it happen. I always brush my teeth before going to bed. She's often late for work. My aunt never rings me on my birthday. Other types of adverbs of frequency are, sometimes or regularly. Now we also have adverbs of degree in what way does it happen. He arrived home fairly late. This cake can be made quite easily and they are definitely right. Finally sentence adverbs, they comment on an entire sentence or a clause. Frankly I'm fed up with you. The child clearly wanted some ice cream. He loved her very much obviously. Usually but not always as you can see in the second sentence, these adverbs can be found at the beginning or at the end of a sentence. Now how do we form an adverb? Please note that there is a clear difference in form between an adverb and an adjective. Remember an adjective says something about a noun. To form an adverb, we usually take an adjective and we add -ly to this adjective. We quickly packed our bags and left. They don't normally sell these shoes. I thank you for your attention for regular updates please subscribe to youtube.com/englishgrammarspot or go to www.englishgrammarspot.com
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Second Conditional - English Grammar Secrets - С комментариями на русском
Second Conditional - English Grammar Secrets - С комментариями на русском American Language Center (Chisinau, Moldova) +373 (22) 24 33 37 / +373 67 120 101 www.alc-buiucani.com
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Learn English Grammar: "to have" in the present tense
You HAVE to watch this lesson! You will learn how to use the commonly confused irregular verb "to have" in positive, negative, and question forms. The verb "to have" is very important because it is used on its own and as a helping verb. If you're a beginner, learn to use this important verb correctly from the start! If you're more advanced, review the conjugation of "to have" to make sure you know this verb perfectly. Next, take the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/learn-english-grammar-to-have-present-tense/ and make sure you don't have any mistakes! TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. In the next few minutes you're going to master one of the most important verbs in the English language, and that's the verb "to have". Now, not only is it one of the most important verbs because we use it so often for so many different things, it's also, unfortunately, a verb where a lot of students make mistakes, especially at a basic level. And sometimes these basic mistakes can cause problems even down the road when you reach advanced levels. So, whether you're a beginner student, or intermediate, or advanced - please watch and just make sure you know it; and if you're reviewing it, make sure that you review it really, really well. Okay? So, here we go. So, with the verb "to have", one of the reasons it's so important is because we use it not only as a basic verb by itself, but we also use it as a helping verb. All right? When we use it as a basic verb by itself, we can use it to show possession; what somebody has, what somebody owns. For example, you could talk about an object that you have, a thing that you have. You could say: "I have a car." You could talk about somebody's features, or qualities, or characteristics. For example: "She has nice hair." Or you could talk about relationships that people have, for example: "They have children." Okay? You can also use the verb "to have" to talk about actions, and we use this a lot. Like: "I... I have a shower every day. I have dinner at 7 o'clock." Or: "He has a lot of meetings today." Right? So, we use it in so many different ways. And, of course, as I said, we also use it in more advanced ways as a helping verb in our perfect tenses. For example: "I have done my homework." Okay? So, let's begin understanding exactly how this simple verb is structured. All right. So, I've divided the board into three sections: positive, negative, and questions. So, you'll learn exactly how to use it in all three situations, and those are the only situations. Okay? So, first: "I have", "You have", "We have", and "They have". With these four pronouns, we say: "have", and that's our base form of the verb, and that's what we use here. But where does it change, and where do most of the mistakes happen? They happen, here. For: "he", "she", and "it", we don't say "have". We have to say: "has". "He has a car.", "She has a car.", "It has a camera." Okay? Your cellphone, for example. All right? So, make sure that you remember this, because this part is very important. You will see that actually we don't have "has" in any other section of this entire structure, but we do have it here. Okay? I'll come back to it. Now, what happens when we make the sentence negative? So, instead of saying: "I have a camera", you can say: "I don't have a camera." What is "don't"? "Don't" is short for "do not", but when we're speaking, we just shorten it, we contract it, and it becomes "don't". "I don't have a camera, you don't have a camera, we don't have a camera, and they don't have a camera, so we're not going to take any pictures." Okay? All right. "Don't have". Now, what happens when we're saying: "he", "she", or "it"? Now, two things happen. First of all, we have to use a different word, here. We don't say: "do not", we say: "does not". When we shorten it, it becomes: "He doesn't". And then you come back to the base form of the verb, so you say: "He doesn't have". Not: "He doesn't has", which is a mistake that many students make, but you're coming back to the base form of the verb. Look at all the places where we see the base form of the verb. Okay? Here, here, here, here, here. So, where do we not have the base form of the verb? Only with: "he", "she", and "it" in the positive sentence. Okay? So, let's come back: "He doesn't have a car.", "She doesn't have a car.", and "It doesn't have a camera." Okay? That's the negative. Now, if you want to ask a question, then, again, we're going to use the words: "do" and "does". So, here: "Do I have...?", "Do you have...?", "Do we have...?", "Do they have...?" All right? And with: "he", "she", and "it", you have to use the word "does". "Does he have a camera?", "Does she have a cellphone?", "Does it have an air conditioner?" Okay? The... The room. All right?
TEDxOakville -  Judy Thompson - Three Secrets You Need to Know About Spoken English
Judy Thompson, B.A., TESL Certification, professor, author and speaker is an expert in spoken English. A student herself of French and German, Judy knows firsthand the frustrations of learning to speak a new language. Judy lived and taught in South Korea and it was there that she had the first of many revelations about spoken English and how it should be taught. Newcomers are embarrassed about their accents and grammar mistakes and native speakers are unaware that the way they speak makes it extremely difficult for non-native speakers to understand them. Judy leads language classes for both native and non-native speakers to foster understanding and effective communication in our diverse community. A long time resident of Caledon, Ontario, Judy has four children and lives with her husband Richard on a beautiful ten-acre hobby farm. She is an environmental activist who enjoys hiking and skiing. In her spare time, she raises champion hunter show ponies.
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Could vs Would vs Should | What's the Difference? | Communicative English Grammar Lesson
Visit deepenglish.com for weekly free English listening lessons and a free 7 day course. Website: https://deepenglish.com Free Video Course: https://deepenglish.com/7-day-workshop/ In this video, Teela explains the difference between three common English modals: could, would, and should and shows some very simple ways that they can be used to talk about the future. She also explains how could have, would have, and should have can be used to talk about the past. Once you understand the differences between these modals, you can more easily express yourself when speaking in English. Then you can be a better English speaker! Questions? Feel free to ask us below.
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Second Conditional - English Grammar Secrets
Second Conditional - English Grammar Secrets American Language Center (Advanced) Chisinau, Moldova To register for a course please call us at +373 (22) 24 33 37 or +373 67 120 101 Address: 16/2 Ion Creanga Street, Chisinau, Moldova Website: www.alc-buiucani.com
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English Grammar Secrets ( lesson 1 ) Present Continuous
English Grammar Secrets ( lesson 1 ) Present Continuous
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Start improving your fluency now with the English Fluency Formula audio ebook FREE sample: http://bit.ly/effebook --~-- How to talk about something that happened before something else! 👉 Free chapter of The English Fluency Formula: https://goo.gl/va6Qgp 👀 See the full lesson on the blog: https://goo.gl/bs7v9b Past perfect tenses, one of our most requested topics, will help you improve your English fluency through improving your understanding of English grammar. The past perfect tense is used when we want to indicate that an action was completed (or perfected) in the distant past, before something else in the recent (or simple) past occurred. Therefore, the past perfect tense is for talking about something that happened before something else. The basic formula for the past perfect tense is easy: had + past participle verb. This formula stay the same, whether the subject is singular or plural. If you'd like to make the statement negative, simply insert the word 'not' between 'had' and the past participle. You should only use the past perfect tense when trying to convey a sequence of events.  Did you ever get to the chapter about past perfect tenses in your English class? This topic is often left until the very end, usually because it's at the very end of the book. This is why so many English learners never get around to studying it! It's also hard to learn because it is not used that often in spoken English. Its use is practical, however, and English speakers do use the past perfect tense in three specific ways. 1. Narrating a story 2. Reported speech 3. Conditional tenses Check out our video lesson above for some awesome examples of this tense! 👉 FOLLOW ON IG @gonaturalenglish 👉 TWEET US @gonaturaleng 👉 FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH FLUENCY WITH GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS ON LISTENING, GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION, AMERICAN ACCENT TRAINING, VOCABULARY AND ALL THE SECRETS YOU WON'T LEARN IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM!
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12 tenses in English grammar with examples English grammar lessons for beginners full English tenses
For more practice, you can also subscribe to our second channel - English with Alexander https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKOdghCtFj47kMlaegeSkw **************************************** English grammar lessons for beginners and intermediate level - we learn English tenses with examples. This video ia bout 12 tenses in English with examples. We learn English grammar in contexts. It's a complete English grammar course. We are learning English grammar with examples. It's a complete English grammar course - basics and more advanced things. The aim of creating this video was to make the best English grammar tutorial. We learn English classes for beginners and intermediate level. We learn 12 English tenses (each English tense with examples). 16.18 - a negative (it's pronounce correctly)
Learn English Grammar - Lesson One - Using THE PRESENT SIMPLE with easy examples
English Grammar Lesson - Lesson One - The present perfect tense. This series of English lessons will take you through all the grammar rules of the language. A new video will be posted each week. How's Your Grammar? Misterduncan's PLAYLISTS - on youtube.com/duncaninchina Ask Misterduncan - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD0A8CFF102D5CF2 Lessons 1 to 91- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF467B6C12B713A03 Full English - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DYX8jVA_kcIpQuRBXcf2XIZ English Topic - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DaUGBc2dP0bSbgCtpkiCnT7 WORD STOP - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8AC561C1AE953017 May days - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DaKQi3YG30D_NyX881Wsiln Dunctober - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DY7Olv13JrMwgdKsJ0Xwohq December drop in - https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLbvnlSJNf_DY7bb_xeLDzKPEJLzN4Z3io Xmas lessons - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DYGEKPZ5Q1_CVxLbsH4tjVv LIVE STREAMS - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvnlSJNf_DbVirS_OcCiaeYxv8nUU6Ta My life in China and England - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL44BC10EEFAC0AF40 Other English lessons - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B3F18AC104C9F46
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English Grammar lesson and English grammar exercises | All and every
English Grammar lesson and English grammar exercises - All and every Here is the lesson plan: 0:38 Meaning of all and every, grammar rules (all + plural, every + singular), grammar examples 5:36 All + possessive pronouns (my, your, his, her, its, our and their), grammar rules and examples of when to use all 9:20 All + demonstratives (these, those), when to use "all" and when not to use "every" - grammar exceptions and examples 12:31 All + uncountable nouns. Definition of uncountable nouns, rules and examples of when to use "all" 15:36 Using "all" to mean "whole of" for example "all of the cake" 18:31 all and every used in time expressions - Rules and examples 21:49 Grammar exercises - To test your understanding of when to use every and all Private English lessons & speaking practice: http://goo.gl/9vOJDY Other videos: Grammar lessons: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpS4_AM1c0s0ozpROeE2A9ff Countable and uncountable nouns: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpSifmU3OsnQuex9lhBxuuOU Listening exercises: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpRdmnAzmYwdc0Az0ZOG2XNA Vocabulary videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BDo90oiwpTlYAYSitjwWn29BEdCBi9j Andrew, Crown Academy of English http://www.crownacademyenglish.com http://twitter.com/Crown_English http://www.youtube.com/user/CrownAcademyEnglish Photo credits: -------------- All photos are royalty-free: "Confused Businessman Looking Aside" - Image courtesy of imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Chocolate Cake" - Image courtesy of phanlop88 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Yellow ducks" - Image courtesy of Clare Bloomfield / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Children" - Image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Brown tablets" - Image courtesy of tiverylucky / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Jelly Candy" - Image courtesy of lobster20 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Blue Electric Guitar"- Image courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Saxophone" - Image courtesy of njaj / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Cello" - Image courtesy of Pixomar / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Calendar" - Image courtesy of kjnnt / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Alarm Clock In Bedroom" - Image courtesy of winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Moon" - Image courtesy of antpkr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Fresh Organic Brown Eggs"- Image courtesy of twobee / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Oranges In Hand" - Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net "Chinese Moon Cake" - Image courtesy of tiverylucky / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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PRESENT PERFECT TENSE | Complete English Grammar Review
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Occult Secrets of Grammar
Hidden meanings related to magick in the english language and grammar To explore more check out the book SYNCHROGNOSTIC PHONETYMOLOGY: Occult grammar and language http://www.lulu.com/shop/jahn-hooks/synchrognostic-phonetymology-occult-grammar-language/paperback/product-23650329.html
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VERBS - Basic English Grammar - What is a VERB? - Types of VERBS - Regular/Irregular - State, Action
In this lesson, you will learn what a verb is, and about the different types of verbs in English. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ★★★ Also check out ★★★ ➜ ALL GRAMMAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ➜ NOUNS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sBYpxaDOPo&index=3&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ PRONOUNS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCrAJB4VohA&index=4&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADJECTIVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnmeV6RYcf0&index=5&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADVERBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKL26Gji4UY&index=6&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ CONJUNCTIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FdEaeD1MdY&index=7&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hi and welcome back to our series of lessons on the parts of speech My name is Ganesh and this lesson is all about verbs. In this lesson I will teach you the different types of verbs that we have in English and I'll also show you how to avoid some common mistakes that students make with verbs. We will start with state and action verbs, and then we'll look at main and helping verbs, and then we'll turn to regular and irregular verbs, and finally we'll discuss transitive and intransitive verbs. Now before we begin as always if you have any questions at all you just have to let me know in the comments section and I'll talk to you there. OK so first of all what is a verb? Well a verb is just a word that shows an action or a state - state means a situation. And actually those are the two types of verbs - we call them state verbs and action verbs. Sometimes they're called stative and dynamic verbs but the meaning is the same. OK what's the difference between these two? The difference is that action verbs express physical activities or processes. For example verbs like kick, shout, run, climb, stand, sit, grow - all of these show us physical activities or processes. But a state verb is a verb that expresses a situation - for example, verbs like be, have, think, like and own are all state verbs. Now when I say "I have a large family" - here I'm using the state verb 'have'. That means I'm not talking about doing any physical action. I'm just telling you about a situation - in this case about my family. Or if I said "Julia likes chocolate ice cream." Is Julia doing any action in that sentence? No, that sentence just gives you some information about Julia. We're still using a verb - like - but it's a state verb Why is this difference important? And is it important at all? It is. Because there's an important rule in English that you should know and that rule is state verbs cannot be used in continuous form, you can only do that with action verbs. Let's look at a couple of examples. Now we can say "The children are playing in the park" or "Who's shouting?" Both of these sentences are correct because the verbs play and shout are physical actions, so we can use -ing forms. But we cannot say "I'm having a large family." or "Julia is liking chocolate ice cream." Both of those sentences are wrong They're common mistakes that some students make - some students use -ing forms with state verbs. Please don't make that mistake, and remember: no continuous forms with state verbs. OK let's now move on and talk about main and helping verbs. These are sometimes called auxiliary verbs as well. When a verb is used in a sentence, it can be used in two ways - it can either be used as the main verb of the sentence or it can be a helping verb - that is it can help the main verb. The most important helping verbs are be, do and have. Let's look at some examples with these: "Luciano is working now." In this sentence there are two verbs - can you tell me which are the two verbs? 'Is' and 'working' are the two verbs. Which is the main verb? The main verb is 'working' because that shows the action that is happening. Wo what about 'is'? What is it doing? 'Is' is a helping verb - that shows the tense of sentence. We know that Luciano is working now because we said 'is'. If I said Luciano was working, you know I'm talking about the past. So that helping verb is showing the tense, and that's one of the things that helping verbs can do. They can also help us to form negative sentences. For example "Luciano isn't working now" or questions - "I Is Luciano working now?" In all three of these sentences, the helping verb is 'be' or 'to be'. We're saying 'is' but that's just a form of the verb 'to be' - we say 'I am', 'you are', 'he is', 'she is, etc. The verbs 'do' and 'have' can also be helping verbs.
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ENGLISH GRAMMAR FROM ZERO Lesson 3. English speaking practice. English grammar lessons for beginners
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English Grammar Mistakes YOU should NEVER make! British English Grammar lesson (Spon)
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3 past tenses in English - English grammar and tenses
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Fix Your English Grammar Mistakes: Talking about People
Should you say "most of people" or "most people"? "Brazilian people" or "Brazilians"? "Every people" or "everybody"? If you're not 100% sure, this lesson is for you. In this lesson you'll learn how to talk about people correctly in English. This is an important subject because, in conversation, we often talk about things people do. I'll teach you the grammar behind common sentences and statements. You'll learn to use these sentence structures correctly and to avoid mistakes that many English learners make. Then take the quiz here: http://www.engvid.com/fix-your-english-grammar-mistakes-talking-about-people/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video, I am going to teach you about some mistakes a lot of students make. So, I've been teaching English for about five years now, and the mistakes I'm going to teach you today, I've seen students make many times in both their speaking, as well as their writing. Okay? So these mistakes are mistakes students make when they're talking about people. So, I'm going to give you some examples of some of these mistakes. The first one I want to show you: "Some Canadian people hate winter." It's true, I'm one of those people; I hate winter. So, "Some Canadian people hate winter." There's a mistake, here. I want you to take a moment to look, and think: What could the mistake be? "Some Canadian people hate winter." I'll give you a hint: The mistake is somewhere here. If you thought "people" is the mistake, you're correct. "Canadian people", it's redundant. We don't need the word "people", because "Canadian"... If we add an "s" here, this means "Canadian people". Okay? So, instead of saying "Canadian people", we would say "Canadians". "Some Canadians hate winter." It's the same if we wanted to talk about Americans. We would not say: "Some American people hate winter." We would prefer to say: "Some Americans"-with an "s"-"hate winter". So, let's look at another example. "Many Brazilian people are learning English." So, there's a mistake, here. What's the mistake? "Many Brazilian people are learning English." If you said the mistake was "people", you're correct. When we're talking about nationalities, we do not use the word "people". So, what can we do to fix this? We can get rid of the word "people", and what can we do to the word "Brazilian", because there's more than one? We can add an "s". So, now it's: "Many Brazilians are learning English." Okay? So, I'm going to give you another example, this time not on the board, but I'm just going to say it. "Many Asian people like spicy food.", "Many Asian people like spicy food." Now, how would you fix this sentence? If you said: "Many Asians like spicy food." you'd be correct. So, when we talk about nationalities, we do not need this word; this word is a waste of space. We just need the nationality with an "s". So, I have another common mistake students make over here: "Muslim people". So, Muslim is a religion. Okay? "Muslim people fast"-"fast" means they don't eat-"during Ramadan". "Muslim people fast during Ramadan." It means Muslim people do not eat during their holy month, their religious month of Ramadan. So, there's a mistake, here. What do you think the mistake is? If you said, just like this, "people" is the mistake - you're correct. When we talk about religion and we're talking about Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus - you don't need the word "people". We could just change this to: "Muslims". So, "Muslim" here means a whole... All Muslims, it's like Muslim people, but we don't need the word "people". Here's another example: "Christian people celebrate Easter.", "Christian people celebrate Easter." How can we fix this sentence? We can get rid of the word "people", and just add an "s". We can do the same thing for Hindus. "Hindus are often vegetarian", we could say. "Many Jews live in Israel.", "Many Buddhists live in Asia." Okay? So, instead of saying: "Jewish people", "Hindu people", it's easier just to say "Hindu" with an "s" or "Jews" with an "s". All right, so let's look at some other common mistakes students make. Okay, so another mistake I often see students make in their writing especially, and also sometimes in their speaking is with "most", "some", and "a lot" when they're using these words with "people". Okay? So, the first example: "Most of people have cell phones these days." I see students use: "Most of people" a lot in their essays. So, what's the mistake, here? I'll give you a minute to think about it. "Most of people". The problem here is "of". Okay? We don't need "of"; "of" is incorrect here. We would just say: "Most people". "Most people have cell phones these days." Okay? "Most people love Chinese food.", "Most people like to play sports." You don't need "of". If you had: "Most of the people", that would be okay, but you need "the" here, although that's not as common.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR FROM ZERO Lesson 1. English speaking practice. English grammar lessons for beginners
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Past Perfect Continuous Tense - English grammar tutorial video lesson
Past perfect continuous past perfect progressive grammar tutorial. In this lesson I am going to show you how to form a past perfect continuous and when to use a past perfect continuous. Now let's get started. Take a look at these sentences: I had been working a lot. It had been snowing. They are both in the past perfect continuous tense. How do we form a past perfect continuous? We use the auxiliary verb to have, but we use the past form so 'had.' We use the past participle form of 'to be', been and the base form of the verb and 'ing.' So for the singular forms: I had been working all afternoon. You had been listening to the radio. He had been sweeping the floor. She had been spending a lot of money. It had been raining all week. For the plural forms: We had been playing computer games all night. You had been searching for a supermarket. They had been watching the news all afternoon. We need to pay special attention to verbs that end in an '-e' such as live, make, close and wipe. These verbs drop their '-e' take a look at the examples: I had been living there for quite some time. He had been making a lot of noise and they had been wiping the floor for over an hour. Let's have a look at the past perfect continuous in questions. We use had, we use been, the base from of the verb and 'ing.' For example: Had she been talking about him? Had you been playing tennis and had they been doing their job. For negations we use the past simple form of have which is had, but we add not to it contracting it into hadn't and the past participle form of to be the base form of the verb and 'ing.' I hadn't been listening to the news. She hadn't been waiting for you for over an hour. They hadn't been paying attention. Now let's have a look at when we use the past perfect continuous. We use the past perfect continuous for activities that started in the past but before something else in the past. For example: I had been travelling before I met her. So I started traveling in the past, which lasted for some time and then I met a specific person. All these things were completed in the past. Another example is: They had been working as a chauffeur before ore taking a job as a doorman. So first they worked as a chauffeur for quite some time, and then they took another job.
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8 English Grammar Mistakes Even Advanced Students Make
Advanced English Grammar Course: http://www.espressoenglish.net/advanced-english-grammar-course I see this problem in a lot of more experienced English learners: Their written English might be 90% fine, but there are still some small errors. These mistakes don't affect communication... but of course we still want to correct them! In today's lesson, I'll teach you 8 common English grammar mistakes with examples from real students of mine. Are you an upper-intermediate or advanced student, and do you want to make sure your written English is completely correct? If so, then you would definitely benefit from my Advanced English Grammar Course. It has 45 lessons that cover many aspects of English grammar in depth, with plenty of examples. But what really makes it special is the writing task in each lesson, where you have the opportunity to send me your writing for correction and feedback. You can click here to learn more about the course, see the lesson list, and take some free samples: http://www.espressoenglish.net/advanced-english-grammar-course
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How To Learn English Grammar
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4 English phrasal verbs with "up" - Learn English grammar & vocabulary
Learning phrasal verbs helps your English sound more natural, and it'll help you understand native speakers more easily. ***Eliminate 32 common mistakes in English today: http://bit.ly/wtf-book MORE FUN ENGLISH LESSONS! Improve your pronunciation: Syllable stress: http://bit.ly/2lvcG4O 7 everyday American slang expressions: http://bit.ly/2nZE09z Top 8 Irregular Verbs: http://bit.ly/2inMLHc Become fluent in English and have fun learning with my weekly video lessons on American English. Become a Speak English Ambassador and receive a new English lesson every week: http://bit.ly/SEwC-join You'll increase your vocabulary in English, improve your pronunciation, boost your Business English, and become fluent faster. PRACTICE ENGLISH EVERY DAY WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakEnglishWithChristina/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinarebuffetbroadus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakenglishwithchristina/
Speak CORRECT English - Grammar, Vocabulary, Usage, etc. - LIVE REPLAY 13 Dec 17
Get the full lesson notes here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rv0lAKOzMWO41wcm1sx04MYhtauV3QmNOyRpC2_tzrk/edit?usp=sharing This is a LIVE English lesson streaming right now! Put your sentences in the chat box, and I will correct your English.
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Types of Clauses: Advanced English Grammar with JenniferESL
More advanced grammar: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4C0D61B6576B2DB1 Index: 0:06 Introduction 1:53 Independent and dependent clauses 3:12 Sentence patterns 3:33 Types of dependent clauses and forming complex sentences 4:58 Noun clauses 7:12 Adjective clauses 9:25 Adverb clauses (Apologies for the typo at 9:39 "questions.") 11:51 Partial list of subordinating conjunctions 13:05 Short quiz to review Want more interaction in English? Become a sponsor today! Click on "Sponsor" and get English with Jennifer "thank you" perks! https://youtu.be/_e-URNJ6iy8 Your small monthly contribution supports my work on YT. As a sponsor, you gain more interaction with me, including a monthly live stream! Visit my Community Tab for helpful posts: https://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL/community Follow me on Twitter and learn everyday vocabulary. https://twitter.com/JLebedev_ESL Join me on Facebook for more language practice. https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ I offer more videos and exercises on my website. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/ Looking for affordable private instruction throughout the week? Check out Rype! Meet with an English teacher today. http://getrype.refr.cc/jenniferesl ABOUT ME: Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com. TEACHERS: Visit my ELT blog for tips and activity handouts. https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/ USEFUL LINKS mentioned in this lesson: Lesson on sentence patterns (S-V, S-V-O, etc.) Part 1 https://youtu.be/pNm5kAXX4wQ Part 2 https://youtu.be/745WT5bcFwA Webpage with tutorials on writing skills and sentence types (simple, comound, complex, complex-compound) http://englishwithjennifer.com/students/improve-your-writing-2/ Lesson on embedded questions https://youtu.be/ztYqyrF5ZI8 Lesson on reporting verbs and reporting clauses (“that” clauses) https://youtu.be/FVhpXezRPSI Playlist for adjective clauses https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfQSN9FlyB6SVa2-sS_kYMSIldJT7qZ-Z Lesson for intonation on non-identifying adjective clauses https://youtu.be/bAtkb8IEmXY Lesson on reducing adverb clauses https://youtu.be/ZmwWGcXA7us
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English Grammar: How to use 5 confusing indefinite pronouns
“None of them is” or “none of them are”? What about all, most, any, and some? Are they singular or plural? I’ll show you an easy way to decide when these pronouns are singular and when they are plural. I’ll also review indefinite pronouns such as everybody, somebody, anybody, nobody, each, every, both, several, few, and many. You can get higher scores and better results in speaking, writing, IELTS, and TOEFL by applying these rules. Make sure to download my resource page on Countable and Uncountable Nouns to master this topic: https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/countable-and-uncountable-nouns/ And test your understanding of this video with the quiz: https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-5-confusing-indefinite-pronouns/ WATCH NEXT: 1. THE TOP 10 MOST CONFUSING WORDS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5pDRnCHbZo&list=PLxSz4mPLHWDZgp8e6i0oyXOOrTAAaj0O7&index=28 2. VOCABULARY HACK: SOUND SMARTER AND AVOID MISTAKES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKsm3AZuuFE&list=PLxSz4mPLHWDZgp8e6i0oyXOOrTAAaj0O7&index=24 TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. One of the most important things when we speak a language and we want to speak it correctly is to make sure that our subject agrees with our verb. So, if we have a singular subject, we want to make sure we have a singular verb; if we have a plural subject, we want to make sure we use a plural verb. And most of the time this is something that you learn and you master. But when it comes to pronouns, it can be a little bit trickier. Now, with the regular pronouns which are definite pronouns, like: "I", "you", "he", "she", "it", and... These are singular; and "we", "they", and "you" sometimes - these are plural. So that's also quite easy and usually you know that. But one area which can cause a lot of confusion to people who are learning English is something called indefinite pronouns, and there are lots of them. Okay? So, what I'm going to focus on in this lesson is five of the most confusing ones because sometimes they are singular, and sometimes they are plural. And I'm going to explain to you so you will know exactly what to do. I'm also going to review some of the others and tell you when they are... Which ones are always singular and which ones are always plural. So, first of all, just before we start, let me just tell you that an indefinite pronoun is what it says; it's not definite, so it doesn't refer to a specific person, or place, or thing. Okay? Let's get started. Okay, so we have, here: "Indefinite Pronouns", right? We have, as I said, three kinds; some that are always singular, some that are always plural, and the five which we're going to focus on in this lesson which could be singular or plural. Okay? All right. So, this is just to review these first. So, which ones are always singular? Things like: "Everybody", "everyone", "everything". So, we say: "Everybody is here.", "Everyone is here.", "Everything is here." Okay? We don't say "are". Same with: "Somebody is", "Someone is", "Something is", "Is anybody here?", "Is anyone here?", "Is anything here?" or... And so on. "Nobody", "no one", "nothing" - also singular. "Each", "every", "much". All of these are always singular. So, you have to learn that. If you're not sure, you need to review that, but these are always singular. Okay? They're always talking about only one, so they are... Even though it seems like there's a lot. Okay? When we say: "Everyone", we're talking about, like, a group of people, so sometimes people think that means it's plural, but it's not; it's actually singular. So, you have to learn that because we're considering one group. Next, we have a second category of indefinite pronouns which are always plural. These kind of make sense, so let's look at them. "Both", obviously we're talking about at least two people-right?-here. So: "Several", which means many - this is plural. "Both of them are", "Several of the customers are", "A few of the customers are here.", "Many of the customers are here.", and "Others are here." Okay? So, these indefinite pronouns are always plural - that's easy, and a little bit easier even than this one. Right? But what happens when we come to these? These five are a little bit more confusing, because sometimes we can say the singular version, which is "is" and sometimes "are", or depending on whatever the verb is. So, what are these indefinite pronouns that could go either way? They are: "Most", "all", "none", "any", and "some". So, now I'm going to explain to you exactly when they become singular and when they are plural. Okay, so the way that you decide with these five indefinite pronouns: "Most", "all", "none", "any", or "some"... The way you decide whether the verb should be singular or plural is based on what follows these terms. Okay? Let me give you an example. First we're going to start with the easy example with countable nouns. So: "Most of the book is interesting." […]
Correct Use of DO / DOES / DID - Basic English Grammar - with Examples, Exercises & Quiz
Learn how to use DO, DOES and DID correctly. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ***** RELATED LESSONS ***** 1. HAVE BEEN / HAS BEEN / HAD BEEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSqfzaMuLM&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 2. HAVE HAD / HAS HAS / HAD HAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYfq00CswV8&index=2&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 3. SHOULD HAVE / COULD HAVE / WOULD HAVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk6F73hOX_I&index=1&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 4. Correct Use of COULD and WOULD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU9lY1HF5Mc&index=4&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 5. All GRAMMAR lessons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 6. All MODAL VERBS lessons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwvGTssgSU9KWEm2T4WiWaTj Transcript: Hello and welcome. In this lesson, I am going to show you how to use ‘do’, ‘does’, and ‘did’ correctly. I’ll first teach you the basics and then I’ll give you some usage tips that will help you to avoid mistakes with these forms. As always, there is a quiz at the end of the video. So let’s begin. Before we talk about the uses of ‘do’, ‘does’ and ‘did’, you need to know the basic grammar rule with these forms. The rule is: in the present, if the subject is I / You / We / They or any plural noun, then we use ‘do’. If the subject is He / She / It or any singular noun, then we use ‘does’. This is when we talk about the present. If we’re talking only about the past, then it’s very easy. For any subject, we use ‘did’. Alright, let’s do a quick test: in the present, what do we use with I / You / We / They or a plural? We use ‘do’. And with He / She / It or a singular noun? We use ‘does’. What about in the past? For any subject, we use ‘did’. OK, let’s now talk about the first use of these three forms. This is in making negative sentences. To understand this, let’s first take a positive sentence: “I like ice cream.” What is the verb here? It’s ‘like’ – this is called the main verb because it has the main meaning in the sentence. So let’s make this negative. In English, the rule for making negative sentences is that we add ‘not’ to the helping verb in the sentence. But wait – there’s only one verb here – ‘like’ which is the main verb. There is no other helping verb. So what do we do now? Well, we add the verb ‘do’ as a helping verb in the sentence. Then, we put ‘not’ next to it. “I do not like ice cream.” is the negative sentence. In speech, we usually shorten this to ‘don’t’ – “I don’t like ice cream.” OK, what about this? “He plays hockey.” Remember that for He / She / It in the present, we use ‘does’. Since we already have an –s in ‘does’, we remove it from the main verb – we don’t say ‘plays’, we say ‘play’ – “He does not play hockey” or “He doesn’t play hockey.” So the structure of a negative sentence in the present simple tense is subject + ‘do not’ or ‘does not’ + the main verb in its base form (remember: don’t add ‘s’ to the main verb) and then the rest of the sentence. OK, let’s do an exercise now. Here are a few more sentences. I want you to make them all negative. Stop the video, think about your answers, then play the video again and check. Alright, here are the answers: “You don’t sing very well.”, “We don’t travel to South Korea every year.”, “They don’t live in a big house.”, “She doesn’t want a new washing machine.”, “That piano doesn’t look old.” Good. Now, these sentences are all in the present tense. Let’s quickly talk about what happens when we have past tense sentences. Do you remember the rule for the past tense? That’s right, we use ‘did’ for all subjects. So we just say ‘did not’ or ‘didn’t’ plus the main verb in its base form. So here are the past tense negative sentences – I’ve made some slight changes to make them sound natural. If you want, stop the video and read them to make sure you understand. So this is the first use of ‘do’, ‘does’ and ‘did’ – making negative sentences. Let’s now move on to the second use and this is in making questions. Here’s an example: “I look good in this shirt.” Let’s make this a question. Once again, the rule is that we need an auxiliary (or helping) verb for this. Since the sentence doesn’t have a helping verb, we’re going to use ‘do’. In questions, we put the helping verb right at the beginning of the sentence. So, the structure for present simple tense questions is Do or Does + the subject + the main verb in its base form and then the rest of the sentence. So “Do I look good in this shirt?” is the correct form. In this sentence, the main verb is ‘look’. Just a quick tip: when you write, don’t forget to add the question mark at the end of a question.
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Correct use of Verbs Do, Did & Does – Learn Basic English Grammar (Tenses)
Correct use of Verbs Do, Did & Does – Learn Basic English Grammar (Tenses) The most common verbs used in English are Do, Did & Does. While learning English tenses these are the most common verbs taught to students. The most common mistakes made in English are with these English verbs. In today’s English grammar lesson clear your doubts with these verbs and speak English confidently. Your English teacher Rachna has simplified the use of these verbs and Tenses and focused on teaching you the use of these verbs in English conversation, and not the old boring textbook English. For complete lesson transcript visit - http://www.learnex.in/the-verb-do-did-does-english-grammar-lesson/ Like us on Facebook - @letstalkpodcast http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast/ Follow us on Instagram - @letstalkpodcast http://www.instagram.com/letstalkpodcast Follow our tweets - @letstalkone http://www.twitter.com/letstalkone =================================================== Some more English Grammar Lessons - Imperative English sentenses in Passive Voice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mJJ3ULjWYQ 6 Differences - Some vs Any - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSH1pdBNPAo There, They're & Their - Learn the difference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sagZYm5nRfI Positive & Negative adjectives to describe people - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H20uQyL1Xl4 Interesting & Beautiful English Proverbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEoyUdt7OlQ