Formation of Negative Sentences – Part IV

November 12th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple future

The simple future tense is used to talk about an action or event which is yet to take place. Sentences in this tense have the following structure:

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part III

November 12th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple past

The simple past tense expresses a past action or event the time of which may or may not be indicated.
Sentences in this tense have the following structure:

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part II

November 12th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Present continuous tense

Sentences in the present continuous tense have the following structure:

Subject + is/am/are + -ing form of the verb

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part I

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple present

In order to change an affirmative sentence in the simple present tense into a negative sentence, we use do not or does not before the principal verb. Note that do is used with I, you and plural subjects. Does is used with singular subjects.

Interrogative Sentences – Part IV

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple Future Tense

Sentences in the simple future tense have the following structure:

Subject + will/shall + present tense form of the verb

Formation of Interrogative Sentences – Part III

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple past

The simple past tense has the following structure:

Subject + past tense form of the verb.

Spelling Rules – Part III

November 10th, 2009 in Words, Writing

Rule 7

‘dis’ and ‘mis’

Never double the ‘s’ of these prefixes. When a second ‘s’ occurs, it is the first letter of the next syllable.

So we have