ESL grammar · Future tense · Grammar · Verb

Future Tense: Will for Predictions

In this article you’re going to learn some expressions to use with future tense and will (or won’t).  Will for Predictions You can use I will (or you will, he will, she will, etc.) for predictions. If you think you will stay home tonight, you can say: I will stay home tonight. Or: I think… Continue reading Future Tense: Will for Predictions

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easy grammar · ESL grammar · Grammar · singular and plural

Plurals with -ies (for words ending in Y)

Now that you’re still fresh into the new year, let’s practise your spelling with some irregular plurals. This lesson is about words that end in Y. These get -ies in the plural (for more than one). Exception to the Rule: There’s only one exception to the rule and that is that July in the plural… Continue reading Plurals with -ies (for words ending in Y)

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ESL grammar · Future tense · Grammar

Asking Questions with Will

Practice Your Grammar through Building Sentences You probably know how to make sentences with will when they’re not questions. Sharon will play hockey tomorrow morning. This is future simple. I’m only using the simple future in this article, so as not to complicate things. We’ll do other future tenses some other time. Now we want to… Continue reading Asking Questions with Will

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ESL grammar · Grammar · Relative pronoun · sentence types

That: How to Connect Sentences with That, and When Can You Leave it Out

This subject was brought to my attention by Mohan Angbo from Nepal who’s been asking me some great questions. He asked why we need that in some sentences but not in others. I suspect that many of you will find this an interesting subject. Well, at least some. Let’s start by looking at two example sentences.… Continue reading That: How to Connect Sentences with That, and When Can You Leave it Out

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Present Progressive (Continuous) for the Future

Easy Grammar! I’m writing this newsletter now. This is what I’m doing now. What are you doing? You’re reading this. You probably know the grammar of these sentences: I’m writing You’re writing She’s writing He’s writing It’s writing Etc. If this looks mysterious to you, have a look here. This is present progressive tense. Some… Continue reading Present Progressive (Continuous) for the Future

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How to Use Seem when You’re not 100% Sure

You can’t always be sure in life. In that case you can use seem. So when you’re not stating a fact, you can use seem. Compare the following: Elephants are grey. This is 100% true, isn’t it? Well, some people would say they are a little brown. In that case, such a person would say:… Continue reading How to Use Seem when You’re not 100% Sure

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The Difference Between Number of and Amount of

“Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.” Princess Diana For things that you can count, you can say: a number of. If you can’t count it, you can speak about an amount of something. Examples with Number of and Amount of Here are some examples: A number of trees were lining… Continue reading The Difference Between Number of and Amount of

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