grammar exercises

/Tag:grammar exercises
31 05, 2019

Present Perfect Continuous

Tags: , , |

Present Perfect Continuous or Present Perfect Progressive Present Perfect Continuous is used: to indicate the duration of an activity that began in the past and continues to the present: I have been sitting here since seven o’clock. You have been studying for five straight hours. It has been snowing all day. The boys have been

18 03, 2019

What is Future-in-the-Past

Tags: , , , |

What should we know about Future-in-the-Past Future-in-the-Past in Reported Speech When the reporting verb is in the Past Tense we change the Future Tense into the Future-in-the-Past. To make the Future-in-the-Past the auxiliary verb would is used instead of will. Two Forms of Future-in-the-Past Like Simple Future, Future-in-the-Past has two different forms in English: would and was going

15 03, 2019

Future Simple Tense Elementary Level

Tags: , , , |

Future Simple Tense Have practice using Future Simple Tense Elementary Level Exercise 1. Write general questions (Yes / No questions) to the sentences. Example: Jane will come in the evening. – Will Jane come in the evening? I will translate the article tomorrow. ______________________________________________________________________________ My uncle will arrive in two days. ______________________________________________________________________________ On Sunday we

28 02, 2019

Reported Special Questions

Tags: , , , |

How to report Wh-questions When we report a Wh-question, we use reporting verbs like asked, wondered, wanted to know or enquired. When there is a question word (what, where, why, who, when, how) we use that question word in the reported question but there is no auxiliary verb and the word order is like an affirmative sentence. Direct

11 02, 2019

Conditionals of Three Types

Tags: , , |

Learn what Conditionals of three types are, have practice doing execises and use them in your speech. What are Conditionals? Conditionals of three types are two parts sentences which are connected with the word 'if'. With all conditionals, when we start the sentence with 'if', we must use a comma. When 'if' is in the middle

7 02, 2019

Reported Commands, Requests, Suggestons

Tags: , , , , , |

Let's learn how to report commands, requests and suggestions. In reported commands, requests and suggestions we use such verbs as: to order, to ask, to tell, to suggest, to beg, to advise, to forbid, to warn, to insist, to promise, to agree, to refuse, to remind, etc. after which according to the construction of the

28 03, 2018

The Gerund

Tags: , , , |

What do you know about the Gerund? The Gerund is a non-finite form of the verb which has noun and verb characteristics. The verb characteristics of the gerund are as follows: the Gerund of transitive verbs takes a direct object: I like reading books. She began preparing food. I remember reading this book. the Gerund

16 03, 2018

Wish Sentences: Verb Forms Following Wish

Tags: , , , , , |

Wish Sentences We use the past for a present situation after wish. We use wish to say that we regret something, that something is not as we would like it to be. I wish I had an umbrella.   A Wish about the Future I wish she would tell me. (She will not tell me.) I

12 03, 2018

Reported Requests, Commands and Orders

Tags: , , |

Learn how to form reported requests, commands and orders. “Nelly, will you shut the window please?” the teacher said. The teacher asked Nelly to shut the window. “Helen, collect the exercise books, please,” the teacher said. The teacher told Helen to collect the exercise books. “Move over, will you?” Helen said to Nelly. Helen asked

9 02, 2018

Tag Questions

Tags: , , , , |

Разделительные вопросы имеют несколько названий. Вы можете встретить следующие варианты названия этого типа вопросов: Разделительный вопрос – Disjunctive question; Вопрос с хвостиком – Tag question или Tail question Разделительные вопросы в английском языке состоят из 2-х частей. Первая  – утвердительная или отрицательная, вторая – «хвостик» — краткий общий вопрос. Части разделительного вопроса отделяются запятой. Вопрос переводится не