Adverbs of degree are used to modify verbs, adverbs and adjectives. They tell us the degree or extent to which something happens. There are a lot of adverbs of degree, here we introduce you to some common ones you should know.
Take a look at this sentence:
She swims slowly.
To give us more information about how she swims we can use adverbs of degree:
Adjectives are used to give us more information about nouns.
When using more than one adjective, you should use this order: size/shape + age + color + origin + material.
A small wooden box
An old Russian painting
To make many opposite adjectives we use the prefixes un, in, or dis at the start of the word.
Words that end in -re in British English usually end -er in American English:
Words that end in -our in British English often end in -or in American English:
-ise verbs are always spelled with -ize in American English:
Your and you're sound similar and are sometimes confused even by native speakers.
Your is the possessive form of you. It shows ownership or relationship to the person you are talking to.
Can I borrow your bike?
Your daughter is in the garden.
You're is the contraction of you are.
Do you get confused about the use of to and too. Although they look and sound similar, they have different functions. Let’s find out more.
Too is used before adjectives and adverbs to say that something is more than needed or wanted; more than is suitable or enough. It is often used to emphasise negatives meanings.
I'm too old for nightclubs.
The exam was too difficult for me.
Let's take a look at the different uses of could.
Simon could be studying English right now. (present)
Simon could have studied English in Malta. (past)
Simon could go back to Malta next year. (future)
The direct object of a verb is the thing being acted upon (i.e, it indicates the person or thing that receives the action of a verb..
To find the direct object in a sentence, ask the question Who? or What?
"Simon watered the flowers." What did Simon water? The flowers. The flowers are the direct object.
In the sentence, "I made a card for her", the direct object is card and the indirect object is her.
Use than with a comparative adjective when comparing two things or people.
In this sentence older is the comparative adjective. She is older than me.
France is bigger than England.
Malta is warmer than Germany.
Use -er with one-syllable words
Learning English grammar can be a challenging experience. Today we look at the basic tenses we need to talk about the present, past and future.
Base verb (+ es/es for third person):
I watch the news every day.
am/is/are + present participle:
I am watching the news.
Has/have + past participle:
Most English verbs follow the same rule: the past tense is formed by adding -ed to the present form.
I called you but you didn't answer.
She booked us a table at the restaurant.
I accidentally closed the document I was working on.
Today we look at a few of the 180 irregular verbs which do not follow this rule.