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Grammar

How would you reply to these questions?

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What do you think is the best response to each question?

1) What did John say?

a) He said he would call you tonight.
b) He saying he would call you tonight.
c) He calling you tonight he said.

The correct answer is a) 'He said he would call you tonight' because it is the correct use of reported speech.

2) Have you seen Belinda?

a) I haven't seen her since 3 days.
b) I haven't seen her for 3 days.
c) I seen her 3 days ago.

What's the difference between amount and number?

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The confusion between amount and number is common but can be easily overcome. They are not interchangable - their use relates to countable and uncountable nouns.

Amount

Use amount is with uncountable nouns and abstract nouns:

amount of time

amount of snow

amount of noise

amount of love (abstract noun)

amount of pride (abstract noun)

Number

Find the 10 mistakes

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We've had a lot of requests for another find the mistakes quiz. Like last month's lesson, all you have to do find the one mistake in each sentence. Rewrite the correct sentences in the comments area.

Click 'Show Answers' to see the correct sentences.

Ten sentences, ten mistakes

1) I'll be with you in a moment, please being patient.

2) She do judo in her spare time.

Be Verbs

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To be is one of the most common and confusing English verbs. It tells us what something is, who they are and what I am.

I go home. Home is my place to rest. I like the smell of my house. I feel totally relaxed. Home refreshes me. At home, I get ready for a new day.

"Be" verbs indicate a state of being.

Subject verb agreement is very important:

I am English.
He is funny.
We are late.

Negatives:

verb + not = negative sentence

All and Whole

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All and whole are determiners.

All the school took part in the festival. all + noun

The whole school took part in the festival. whole + noun

The with all and whole

The can be used with all and whole:

He's busy all the time. - use the after all.

Grammar - to have to do something

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Use have to do something to talk about your responsibilities and necessities.

I have to wear a suit to work.

Do we have to give our teacher our homework now?

They're had to rewrite the report.

Although must has the same meaning, it is used when the action is not a rule or law.

Choose the correct sentence structure

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Read through these ten questions. Each question has three similar sentences, only one of which is correct.

Choose the sentence you think is right from the three given choices and let us know how you did.

Find the ten mistakes in these sentences

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Each of these sentences has a mistake. Can you find the ten mistakes?

Leave your answers in the comments area.

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1) A poor remain poor.

2) These is the ones I was telling you about.

3) The horse look peaceful in the field below us.

4) Are you sure she went to an university in London?

5) He goes over all the information in him mind.

6) Sarah and Matthew has walked all the way through this valley.

All about A, An and The

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The three aticles in English are a, an and the. They are used before nouns to give us more information.

A and An - Indefinite Articles

A and an are indefinite articles. Use indefinite articles before countable nouns.

Use a/an when it is not imortant or not known which thing (noun) we are talking about.

Let's watch a movie tonight. - Which restaurant hasn't been decided yet.

If I was or If I were

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Why is was used in the first sentence and were in the second?

If I were a millionaire, I would buy a yacht.
If I was late, it was because I got stuck in traffic.

Were for unreal situations

Use were when talking about imagined, hypothetical situations.

If I were you, I would book a flight now.
If you were an animal, you would be a cat!
I would ask her out on a date if I were ten years younger!