At the start of February, it’s still winter and sometimes it snows, but at the end of the month, it looks like spring. The days are longer and it gets dark at 5 o’clock or later. There are flowers in the garden, such as snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils.
At the start of February, it’s still winter and there’s still a chance of snow, but by the end of the month, there are signs of spring. The days are noticeably longer and it doesn’t get dark until 5 o’clock or later. There are flowers in the garden, such as snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils.
This tense is a combination of past continuous and past perfect. The perfect part is because there is a link between two different past times and the continuous part indicates that the action continues for some time. If you haven't studied the other past tenses yet, you can find them here. Or click "read more" to learn about the past perfect continuous.
I did a survey on my Facebook group to see what people found the most difficult aspect of learning English and a lot of people said listening. (You can join my Facebook group by going to www.facebook.com/groups/learnenglishwithkatie.) So, I've put together a list of websites, apps and YouTube channels which I think are good for listening practice.
I've said in another post that I think reading is one of the best things you can do to improve your English. As well as improving your reading skills, reading helps you to improve and review vocabulary. It can help you with your grammar as well because you see how grammar is used in real contexts. The more you read, the more you get a feel for the language.
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