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From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language Among or Between Use the preposition "among" to mean

"in the middle of many" and "between" to mean "in the middle of two". Example Sentences Our house in among many. That's our house between the school and the playground.

Word of the Day: 19 cooperate - verb


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language cooperate - verb Definition to act or work together Example Sentences Let's cooperate and get this work done quickly. She agreed to cooperate with the police to help catch the criminal.

Word of the Day: 18 bright - adjective


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language bright - adjective Definition giving much light; strong and clear in color Example Sentences Could you turn that light in the other direction? It's much too bright. The sun is very bright today.

Tip of the Day: 18 Say and Tell


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language Say and Tell We use "say" without an indirect object. "Tell" on the other hand takes an indirect object - i.e. He told me. Example Sentences I told her to hurry up. I said I was coming soon.

Word of the Day: 17 leak - verb


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language leak - verb Definition to come out of or to escape through a small opening or hole (usually a gas or liquid) Example Sentences

The hose is leaking. Get some tape to cover the hole up. I think your cup might be leaking.

Tip of the Day: 17 Shall


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language Shall Use "shall" with "we" when asking for suggestions for a group. Example Sentences Where shall we go tonight? When shall we meet?

Word of the Day: 16 smash - verb


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language smash - verb Definition to break or be broken into small pieces by force; to hit or move with force Example Sentences The young boy smashed his mother's favorite vase. Be careful or you'll smash into a tree!

Tip of the Day: 16 Past Passive


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language Past Passive The passive voice simple past is formed: Passive Subject + to be (conjugated) + participle Example Sentences One thousand units were produced last month. The application form was completed and submitted to the administration.

Word of the Day: 15 harvest - verb


From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language harvest - verb Definition to gather crops; n. the crop after it is gathered Example Sentences This year's harvest was very good. There were lots of tasty vegetables! I'm going to help my father harvest the fruit in our garden.

Tip of the Day: 15 Verb of Purpose

From Kenneth Beare, your Guide to English as 2nd Language Verb of Purpose When using a verb of purpose - I do something to do another thing. - use "to + verb". Example Sentences She bought the computer to get more work done at home. Hans visited the branch to speak with the manager.

English Grammar Quick Review: Tenses - Present Auxiliary Verbs


By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide

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See More About: auxiliary verbs english tenses present forms Ads Improve your Englishand experience the great city of London. Up to 44% discount. Book!www.schoolofenglish.org.uk English ListeningThe Secrets To Speaking English Faster. Free Email Course.LearnRealEnglish.com Instant Grammar CheckerCorrect All Grammar Errors And Enhance Your Writing. Try Now!www.Grammarly.com/Grammar_Checker English as 2nd Language Ads Learn English English Grammar Tenses ESL Grammar Tests ESL English This grammar reference section provides a quick review of the basic tenses used in English to speak about the present moment in time and events or states which have happened up to the present moment in time. Importance of the Auxiliary Verb In English, tenses are formed by conjugating an auxiliary verb plus a standard form of the principal verb (the base form, the gerund form, or the past participle form). It is import to focus on the variations in the auxiliary verb to properly use English tenses. Symbols Used: S (subject) Aux (auxiliary verb) O (objects) ? (question word, i.e., who, what when, etc.) Construction: In general, using the following patterns to construct sentences in active sentences. Positive: S + Verb + O Negative:S + Aux + Verb + O Question:(?)+ Aux + S + Verb + (O)

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Present Simple Use the present simple to express regular routines and habits. The present simple is often used with adverbs of frequency. Auxiliary: DO Examples: He often arrives late for work. When do you do your homework? They don't take the bus to work. Present Continuous Use the present continuous when something is happening at or around the present moment in time. The present continuous is often used with 'now, at the moment, currently, today'. Auxiliary: BE Examples: Jack is working on the report at the moment. What are you doing? Go ahead and take it. She isn't reading that book currently. Present Perfect Use the present perfect for: Something which has happened up to the present moment Something which has happened at an unspecified point of time in the past Something which has recently happened

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Auxiliary: HAVE Examples: They haven't done their work yet. He's worked at this company since 1978. Have you ever been to Rome? Present Perfect Continuous Use the present perfect continuous to express the duration of an activity that begins in the past and continues up to the present moment. In many cases BOTH the present perfect and present perfect continuous can be used. Auxiliary: HAVE BEEN

Examples: We've been driving for three hours. How long have you been sitting at that table? They haven't been working here long.

English Grammar Quick Review: Tenses - Past Auxiliary Verbs


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See More About: auxiliary verbs english tenses past forms Ads Improve your Englishand experience the great city of London. Up to 44% discount. Book!www.schoolofenglish.org.uk Learn English VocabularyThe Secrets To Learning Vocabulary Faster. Free Email Course.LearnRealEnglish.com Instant Grammar CheckerCorrect All Grammar Errors And Enhance Your Writing. Try Now!www.Grammarly.com/Grammar_Checker English as 2nd Language Ads Learn English Tenses in English Grammar in Sentences Present Perfect Tense Tenses This grammar reference section provides a quick review of the basic tenses used in English to speak about the past moment in time and events or states which have happened up to a past moment in time. Importance of the Auxiliary Verb In English, tenses are formed by conjugating an auxiliary verb plus a standard form of the principal verb (the base form, the gerund form, or the past participle form). It is import to focus on the variations in the auxiliary verb to properly use English tenses. Symbols Used: S (subject) Aux (auxiliary verb) O (objects) ? (question word, i.e., who, what when, etc.) Construction: In general, using the following patterns to construct sentences in active sentences. Positive: S + Verb + O Negative:S + Aux + Verb + O Question:(?)+ Aux + S + Verb + (O) Past Simple Use the past simple when an action is done at a SPECIFIED point in time in the past.

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Auxiliary: DID Examples: She moved to New York last month. They didn't want to buy a new television last week. Where did you go on vacation last year? Past Continuous Use the past continuous for something that is happening at a precise moment in the past. This form is often used to express an interrupted action in progress. Auxiliary: WAS / WERE Examples: I was working on the project when you telephoned. What were you doing when she arrived? They weren't watching the film when you arrived. Past Perfect Use the past perfect for an action that finishes before another action in the past. We often use the past perfect when is giving reasons for a decision made in the past. Auxiliary: HAD Examples: They had invested their money wisely before they bought the new house. She hadn't finished speaking when he rudely interrupted her. Had you checked all your accounts before you made the withdrawal? Past Perfect Continuous Use the past perfect continuous to express the duration of another activity up to another point in time in the past. This form is often used to stress impatience or importance of the length of time of the previous activity. Auxiliary: HAD BEEN Examples: We had been waiting for two hours when Jack finally arrived. They hadn't been working long when he telephoned. Had she been telephoning a long time before you arrived?

English Grammar Quick Review: Tenses - Present Auxiliary Verbs


By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide

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See More About: auxiliary verbs english tenses present forms Ads Improve your Englishand experience the great city of London. Up to 44% discount. Book!www.schoolofenglish.org.uk Maaduu Korean DramasWatch Korean Drama & K Pop Videos. 100% Free & Legal. Sign Up Now!www.Maaduu.com Learn English FasterThe Secrets To Powerful English Speaking. Free Email Course.LearnRealEnglish.com English as 2nd Language Ads Learn English Tenses ESL Grammar Tests ESL English English Grammar This grammar reference section provides a quick review of the basic tenses used in English to speak about the present moment in time and events or states which have happened up to the present moment in time. Importance of the Auxiliary Verb In English, tenses are formed by conjugating an auxiliary verb plus a standard form of the principal verb (the base form, the gerund form, or the past participle form). It is import to focus on the variations in the auxiliary verb to properly use English tenses. Symbols Used: S (subject) Aux (auxiliary verb) O (objects) ? (question word, i.e., who, what when, etc.) Construction: In general, using the following patterns to construct sentences in active sentences. Positive: S + Verb + O Negative:S + Aux + Verb + O Question:(?)+ Aux + S + Verb + (O) Present Simple Use the present simple to express regular routines and habits. The present simple is often used with adverbs of frequency. Auxiliary: DO

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Examples: He often arrives late for work. When do you do your homework? They don't take the bus to work. Present Continuous Use the present continuous when something is happening at or around the present moment in time. The present continuous is often used with 'now, at the moment, currently, today'. Auxiliary: BE Examples: Jack is working on the report at the moment. What are you doing? Go ahead and take it. She isn't reading that book currently. Present Perfect Use the present perfect for: Something which has happened up to the present moment Something which has happened at an unspecified point of time in the past Something which has recently happened

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Auxiliary: HAVE Examples: They haven't done their work yet. He's worked at this company since 1978. Have you ever been to Rome? Present Perfect Continuous Use the present perfect continuous to express the duration of an activity that begins in the past and continues up to the present moment. In many cases BOTH the present perfect and present perfect continuous can be used. Auxiliary: HAVE BEEN Examples: We've been driving for three hours. How long have you been sitting at that table? They haven't been working here long.