Category: Grammar

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Dynamic VS Static (Stative) Verbs

Dynamic verbs describe action and can be used with continuous tense while Static verbs refer to a state or condition (non-action) and will remain in the simple tense and cannot normally change to continuous tense unless there is a change...

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To do

Verb TO DO is one of the most common verbs in the English language. It functions in various ways. Not only is it a helping verb, it’s a main verb as well. The need for a helping verb is...

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To be

The verb “to be” is the first verb students are taught in their English studies. It is used expansively in the English language studies and allow students to create simple sentences with the vocabulary they have...

The Future Progressive Tense: Its Form and Use for Beginners 0

Future Progressive Tense

  The future progressive tense talks about action at a particular moment in the future. The action will start before that moment but it will not have finished at that moment. When we use the future progressive tense, our listener...

The Past Progressive Tense: Its Form and Use for Beginners 0

Past Progressive Tense

  The past progressive tense or past continuous construction combines progressive aspect with past tense, and is formed using the past tense of be (was or were) with the present participle of the main verb. It...

The Present Progressive Tense: Its Form and Use for Beginners 0

Present Progressive Tense

The present progressive or present continuous is a form which combines present tense with progressive aspect. It thus refers to an action or event conceived of as having limited duration, taking place at the present time. It consists of a...

The Future Simple Tense: Its Form and Use for Beginners 0

Future Simple Tense

Future simple tense, my students’ favourite tense, is a tricky and a funny tense at the same time. In grammar, the future simple tense is a verb form that marks the event described by the verb as...

The Past Simple Tense: Its Form and Use for Absolute Beginners 0

Past Simple Tense

The Past Simple Tense is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English. It is used primarily to talk about events in the past, though it also has some other uses.After the present simple tense comes...

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Tenses Function

Things can happen now (at the moment), in the future (near or far) or in the past (finished or unfinished). The tenses function is to show the time of an action or state of being as shown by a verb....