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Prepositions of Time

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Prepositions of Time for you today. Understanding how to use them is important in giving you a good foundation of English. Here are some quick rules to remember.

At

Use at for the time:

"I always wake up at 7am."
"Let's meet at lunchtime for a coffee."

Like and As

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When we want to talk about two things that are similar or the same we can use like and as.

To stop you getting confused when you use them remember these rules:

Like

Like is used as a preposition and should be followed by a noun:

Eat Ate Eaten

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Today we review forms of the irregular verb eat

Eat is the present simple.

Ate is the past simple.

Eaten is the past participle.

Very simple, isn't it? Now then, complete the sentences using the correct verb.

Which questions did you get wrong?

Link: Irregular Verbs

What are Demonstrative Adjectives?

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We use demonstrative adjectives to point out specific people or things.

This and that

This and that modify singular nouns.

This is used to point out something that is near by:
"This book I'm holding is very old."

Ten Verb Tense Review Questions

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Get ready for some verb tense review. Put the verb in brackets into the correct tense by thinking about the context of the sentence and, of course, being careful with the spelling. Only use one word per box.

Anyone who get's 10/10 should stand up and shout "I must be a genius!" in a loud voice!

Enjoy the weekend.

Link: More Verb Tense Review

Countable / Uncountable Nouns

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Countable / Uncountable nouns practice time, people. I've added some questions on plurals too, so think carefully before you answer. Today's task is good for Pre-Intermediate level English learners. This is a quick chance for you to review your knowledge of noun forms and subject/verb agreement. Who can get 10/10?

Link: Verbal Expressions - There is/are - It is

How to use Can't and Can't Have

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Can't

Can't is often used when we think that something is impossible at the present moment.

"Helen can't be in Spain because I saw her driving past my house this morning."

Can't have + past participle

Can't have + past participle is used when we are sure that something did not happen in the past.

A, An and The

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Read through the following sentences and decide if they need a, an, the or no word. I must be in a good mood today because I've decided to be generous; you can use these points to help you choose the right answers!

Very, Too and Enough

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Very

Use very before adjectives, adverbs or -ing words. Very is neutral - it is not positive or negative. It makes the word that comes after it stronger.

"Wayne is a very funny man."
"I had a very busy day at work."

-ing or -ed? Participles as Adjectives

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Time to brush up on (review) your understanding of participles as adjectives.

Some participles can be used as adjectives in either the present or past form.

Present Participle (-ing) is used to describe something or someone.
"I watched an interesting TV about American history last night."
"This film is boring. Let's stop watching it."