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Formation of questions

March 31st, 2015 in English Learning

It is important to know how to form questions. The rules given below apply to almost all written questions and most spoken questions.

Verb patterns

March 28th, 2015 in English Learning

Subject + verb + to-infinitive (phrase)

In this structure the infinitive is used as an equivalent to a clause.

Examples are given below.

Verb patterns with infinitives

March 26th, 2015 in English Learning

Subject + verb + to-infinitive

The infinitive is the base form of the verb. It is often used with the marker ‘to’. Examples are: (to) run, (to) jump, (to) work, (to) play etc.

How to make questions when there is no auxiliary verb

March 22nd, 2015 in English Learning

Forming questions can be tricky when the statement does not contain auxiliary verbs.

Study the examples given below:

Mike likes chocolates. (Statement)

Transitive verbs with two objects

March 18th, 2015 in English Learning

Verbs that take an object are called transitive verbs.

I bought a pair of trousers.

Here the noun phrase ‘a pair of trousers’ acts as the object of the verb ‘bought’. Therefore, ‘bought’ is used as a transitive verb in this sentence.

English for shopping

March 7th, 2015 in English Learning

Shopping at a supermarket

Here are some English phrases you will find useful when shopping at the supermarket.

Shopping for clothes and shoes

March 6th, 2015 in English Learning

Here are a few expressions you can use while shopping for clothes and shoes.

‘What size are you?’ ‘I’m a medium / large.’

‘Could you take my measurements?’ ‘Of course.’