Lesson Eleven — Verb Confusion: Make vs. Do

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It can be confusing to some ESL (English as a Second Language) students when to use Do or Make as main verbs in a sentence.   Make We use the verb make for building or creating something. Example: make a blouse Make is often used when referring to preparing food. Examples: make breakfast, make lunch, make dinner, make coffee There are a numerous More...

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On March 1, 2012
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Lesson Twelve – Verb To Be in Simple Past Tense

WAS/WERE   Tony is tired. Tony was tired last night. Where is Peter? Where was Peter yesterday? The weather is good today. The weather was good last week. The students are late. The students were More...

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On February 20, 2012
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Lesson Thirteen – Verbs: Simple Past Tense

  My friends study English every day. (present tense) My friends studied English last night . (simple past tense)   The Simple Past of regular verbs ends in –ed. Study the following examples: arrive More...

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On February 14, 2012
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Lesson Fourteen — Simple Past Tense with Negative and Interrogative Forms

          In the Simple Past, negative and interrogative forms are made using did/didn’t followed by the simple form of the main verb. Negatives are formed by adding didn’t (informal) More...

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On February 10, 2012
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Lesson Fifteen — “Used to”

  Shirley used to have long hair. Now she has short hair. David used to play tennis when he was younger. My sister Kathy and Mario used to go out together.   More examples: I/you/we they/he/she used to work. have More...

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On February 5, 2012
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Lesson Sixteen — Present Continuous Tense for the Future

  We use the Present Continuous to speak of actions that are happening now, at the present moment. Look at the examples: . I am reading about the Present Continuous Tense now. . Tom is taking a shower at More...

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On February 3, 2012
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Lesson Seventeen — Grammar review

  This exercise is designed to review some of the previous lessons we’ve learned on adverbs, word order, verb tenses, and word choices.   Write place, time or frequency next to the phrase or word to More...

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On February 2, 2012
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Lesson Eighteen — Some and Any

Basic Rules   The words some and any are quantifiers. We use ‘some’ and ‘any’ with a noun when we don’t know the amount: There are 7 students in class. There are some students More...

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On February 1, 2012
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Lesson Nineteen — Somebody and Anybody

Somebody, anybody, nobody Something, anything, nothing I heard somebody at the door. (affirmative sentence) Has anybody seen my sun glasses? (interrogative sentence) There isn’t anybody in the house. (negative More...

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On January 31, 2012
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Lesson Twenty — Future Tense: Two Forms

There are two different forms in English to express the Future: “be going to” and “will”. In most cases we can use them interchangeably; however, they can also express two different meanings.   WILL   1. More...