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Can Humans Fly? – Mixed Tenses with Modals

The following practice is for advanced students. Do this only when you know how to use different tenses. You can use tenses with modals too. Modals are verbs like must, need, have to and ought to. Underneath are some examples for you to study: Each example is in the affirmative (= a statement), a question… Continue reading Can Humans Fly? – Mixed Tenses with Modals

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Conditionals in the Future: When You’re Ready, We’ll Go.

In an earlier article we talked about automatic conditionals. They look like this: When I’m hungry, I eat. Catch up here. Now we’ll dissect (= analyse) another kind of conditional, which is Future Conditional. An example of that is: When you are ready, we will go.   Bjørn Bulthuis What Is Future Conditionals? Futre conditionals… Continue reading Conditionals in the Future: When You’re Ready, We’ll Go.

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Conditionals – Automatic conditionals: When I’m hungry, I eat.

Most of my students get excited when I tell them we’re going to learn conditionals. I don’t really know how to explain that happy glimmer in their eyes when I say the word “conditionals.” Although many of my students don’t know what conditionals are, they’ve heard the word somewhere and they know it’s IMPORTANT. Aha,… Continue reading Conditionals – Automatic conditionals: When I’m hungry, I eat.

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Easy Grammar – The Question of Who

Photo by Russell James Smith You already know that you can ask questions in Present Simple with “do” and “does.” An article with exercises is here: https://englishwithasmile.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=586&action=edit Or freshen up your knowledge of Present Simple here: https://englishwithasmile.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=363&action=edit However, questions with “who” are different. If you ask a question with who, you don’t use “do” or… Continue reading Easy Grammar – The Question of Who

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How to Recognize the Basic Form of a Verb

by Jacqueline Schaalje In another article we talked about Present Simple. Here is the link: https://englishwithasmile.org/2013/06/04/simpler-than-thou-english-tense-basics-present-simple/ I said then that Present Simple uses the basic form of the verb, or the infinitive. One bright reader then wrote to me asking how you can recognize the infinitive. He was right of course. Only when you can… Continue reading How to Recognize the Basic Form of a Verb

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