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Inviting people to do things

May 16th, 2016 in English Learning

Here are some common expressions you can use when making or responding to invitations.

Inviting somebody to do something

Asking questions about ability

May 16th, 2016 in English Learning

The most common structure used is ‘Can you…?’

Read the following sentences. They are all questions about ability. Sample answers are also given.

‘Can you speak English?’ ‘Yes, I can.’

Simple past or past continuous tense

May 13th, 2016 in English Learning

We make the past continuous tense by putting was or were before the –ing form of the verb.

Study the examples given below:

Compound sentences

May 6th, 2016 in English Learning

A compound sentence has two or more clauses of equal importance.

Study the example given below.

The cradle was put into a small drawer of a cabinet and the drawer was placed upon a hanging shelf for fear of rats.

Combine using a connecting word

May 5th, 2016 in English Learning

Combine the following sentences using an appropriate connecting word.

1. Rahul was ill. He could not attend the conference.

2. You should pay the fee immediately. If you don’t, you will be expelled from the class.

Identify the conditional

May 3rd, 2016 in English Learning

There are mainly four types of conditional sentences – zero conditional, first conditional, second conditional and third conditional

Identify the conditional clause used in the following sentences.

Uses of the

May 1st, 2016 in English Learning

The definite article ‘the’ is used:

When we speak of a particular person, place or thing

  • I met the Chief Minister yesterday.
  • The driver stopped the car.