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Grammar

Past Tenses

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Look at the tenses in bold then try to match them with their functions.

Already, still, yet

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We use still to show that something continues up to the time referred to. It is used in the past present or future. Still is placed in front of the main verb:

Even though he was a teenager he still loved playing outside.

They are still living in the old farmhouse.
We will still be at work when you arrive.

-ing form and Infinitive

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Here are three sentences with two verbs in each sentence. These are different forms:

Future Tenses

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There are several ways of expressing future time in English. These sentences refer to plans, intentions or arrangements in the future.

The weather is getting hotter so I'm going to spend the summer by the sea.
I’m going to + verb in infinitive – is a prediction based on a present situation/evidence.

I'm visiting Malta this summer.
I'm visiting (present continuous) – is a fixed arrangement in the future.

Comparisons: comparatives and superlatives

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Look at the comparative and superlative forms in these sentences.

Adjective word order

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John Frampton is a successful young businessman but if you saw him you wouldn't realise. He always wears an old leather jacket, faded blue jeans and a pair of tan cowboy boots. He drives a black and white Mini to work. John lives in a house just outside Cambridge. It's pretty and small but John would never move. The reason for this is the wine cellar under the house. It's where John keeps his wine collection. That is his passion; Italian wines.

Position of adverbs

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Richard is an actor. This is what he said about his profession:

Present Tenses

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Present simple, Present continuous, Present perfect/continuous.

Here are the most common uses for the present tenses:

Present simple
For timetables: The train leaves at 6:30. And for unchanging situations: It never snows in Malta.

Adverbials of Direction

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When talking about direction, there are several prepositional phrases you could use:

 Across
 Along
 Back
 Back to
 Down
 Onto
 Out of
 Past
 Through
 To

Let’s start off with two examples:

Sally ran out of the bar and jumped right onto her bike.
Walk past the school, down the road and through the park.

Possessives

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If you want to say that something belongs to somebody or something, you would:

1.    Add an ‘s to a singular noun and
2.    An apostrophe (‘) to a plural noun ending with an ‘s.’

Examples:
The girl’s doll (one girl)
The girls’ doll (two or more girls)