Teachers tell students that there are four kinds of conditional sentence: zero, first, second and third. (Click the links to see the posts.) These cover most conditionals but of course there are some that don't fit the pattern! This post will show you how to make mixed conditionals and what they mean.
Some time ago, I started a series of posts about conditional sentences in English and now it's time to finish it! So let's have a look at the third conditional. (You can learn about the other conditionals by clicking here: zero conditional, first conditional and second conditional.
Why are you learning English? What are the advantages of knowing this language? Thinking about your reasons for learning English can be a big help when studying seems boring or difficult. If you are struggling with motivation, remember why you want to learn English and maybe you will find some energy and enthusiasm again! Keep reading to see if your reasons are mentioned here and maybe you will see other advantages that you hadn't thought of!
As with the other perfect continuous tenses, the future perfect continuous combines the ideas of the future perfect and the future continuous. We imagine a future time and then look back to an earlier time. We are also interested in the duration of the action. It probably isn’t used as often as the other future forms.
This is almost the end of my series about verb tenses in English. You can click here to see all the other posts in the series, but for now, let's have a look at the future perfect! This tense is mostly used to imagine a future moment and then look back to an earlier time.
Can you find and correct the grammar and vocabulary errors?
1. I’m maths teacher.
2. I saw my friend yesterday. We hadn’t seen for a long time.
3. I was loving all subjects at school.
4. I listen to music to be relaxed.
5. The problem is that not always I have time.
6. Look new words in the dictionary to find out what they mean.
7. I want to know new people.
8. I can’t go the party because I’ve to work.
Some time ago, I did a series of posts about the different verb tenses in English and I thought it was now time to finish it off. You can click here to see the rest of the series so far. To learn more about simple future tenses, click here.
And now, let's look at the future continuous! As with all the other continuous tenses, the future continuous has the idea of an action that will be in progress, or continuing for some time, at a certain point in the future.
This is the last in my series on modal verbs for now. There are nine modals in the series and you can find the rest here.
We are almost at the end of the series on modal verbs. This is the eight post and today we're going to look at how to use "might" in English.
This is part 7 in my modal verb series. You can find all the posts so far by clicking here. Today is all about "may". Note that "may" can often be replaced with another modal verb. Read on to learn more.
Everybody probably knows that we use "should" and "shouldn't" for giving advice but there are some other uses which you may not be aware of. Keep reading to find out.
Welcome to part 5 in my modal verb series. Today I'm going to tell you how to use "shall". Click here to see the other posts in the series so far. "Shall" isn't used quite as often as the other modal verbs but there are a couple of situations where it is common: offers and suggestions. Keep reading to learn more.
My first post on tips for improving speaking skills in English is my most visited post so I thought I would do another one with some extra ideas for you! Click here to see the first post.
Do you want to improve your pronunciation? In this post, I'll give you some tips and suggestions. You can also find advice about some useful apps and websites.
August is named after Emperor Augustus, the first Roman emperor, as this is the month when he had some of his greatest triumphs. It’s the last month of summer in England and it can be as hot as July or sometimes even hotter, although it varies from year to year.
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