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Grammar

I Me My

Average: 3.6 (27 votes)

Sometimes, it's the small and most used words in English that students make the most mistakes with, so it can be good to remind yourself of when to use them.

This lesson focuses on 'I, my and me'. In each sentence you need one of these words to complete the gap.

Please tell us how you get on? Also let me know if there are any other 'small' words that you sometimes get confused with.

Good luck!

Caroline

The Future Perfect Tense

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How many friends will you have spoken to by this time next week?

Which TV shows will you have watched by this time tomorrow?

Where will you have lived by the time you retire?

All these questions ask what 'will have' happened by some future time. Use the future perfect tense to talks about the past in the future.

How to form the Future Perfect Tense

Subject + will have + past participle + object

Common mistakes practice

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Here is an intermediate level challenge that will be familiar to regular visitors of the site.

Decide which word is needed in each sentence to make it correct.

The sentences are examples of common mistakes English teachers hear in lesson.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Noun Ajective Verb Forms

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A noun can be a person, thing or place: 'I live in a house.'

A verb shows an action, It is a 'doing' word: 'I play tennis with my brother.'

An adjective is used to decribe or give us more information about a noun: 'A big dog.'

London Riots and Clean Up

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Before they started appearing in court, most people _1_ London's rioters and looters were unemployed young people with no hope and no future.

Yet among those arrested _2_ a graphic designer, a postal employee, a dental assistant, a teaching aide, a forklift driver and a youth worker.

Articles: A, An, The

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How much do you remember about when to use the articles, 'the, an, a'?

Read this letter from me and try and decide which article you need in each gap.

Some of the gaps don't need an article at all; can you work out which ones these are?

Lesson by Caroline

My Many Jobs!

I've had lots of different jobs and careers in my life and I'd like to tell you about some of them.

I got my first job when I was thirteen, as _1_ dog walker.

Past Perfect Continuous

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This tense is also called Past Perfect Progressive.

It is simple to form; easy to confuse!

Here are a few example sentences

Relative Clauses

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We form Relative Clauses by using relative pronouns and relative pronouns to join two clauses together.

Relative Pronouns

Who

Who is a subject or object pronoun for people.

"Have you met the man who works with me?"

Whose

Whose is a possessive for people animals and things.

Lend or Borrow

Average: 4.2 (17 votes)

These two verbs cause a great amount of confusion!

Do you know how to use them?

Remember these helpful tips:

You borrow something from somebody. In other words, you take something from someone for a limited time.

You lend something to somebody. In other words, you give something to someone for a limited time.

Prepositions of Time Quiz

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A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

Some prepositions tell you about time.

For example:

"Many shops close on Sundays."
"It snows during the winter."