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Grammar

What's the difference between I and Me?

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Both I and me are personal pronouns.

I is a subject prounoun and it's used for the subject of the sentence. He, she, we, it, they and you are also subject pronouns.

"Hugo and I work in the same office"  - 'Hugo and I' are the subject.

Present Perfect Continuous

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The Present Perfect Continuous is used to talk about events which started in the past and may still be continuing now - this tense usually has a link to the present time.

This is how we make the Present Perfect Continuous tense:

subject + have / has + been + -ing verb

"He has been waiting for 20 minutes."

Ask it right - Auxiliary Verbs in questions

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Read through the following questions; each one is missing an auxiliary verb. Choose the correct verb for each question.

Auxiliary verbs (also known as 'helping verbs') include be, do and have. They are used along with the main verb in a sentence to make questions, negative statements, passives and tenses.

Can you choose the correct word form?

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You probably know lot's of English words, and that each word can have different forms depending on the sentence structure. Put your understanding of English language grammar to the test with this exercise! Read through the ten sentences and choose the correct form for each missing word.

Link: Can you guess the tenses?

State Verbs

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"This shirt costs $50."

"This shirt is costing $50."

Which is correct? Why?

The first sentence - "This shirt costs $50" - is correct because the price of the shirt is fixed; it's a fixed state and therefore we use a state verb, costs.

Irregular past participle verbs quiz

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A past participle indicates past or completed action or time. It is often called the 'ed' form as it is formed by adding d or ed, to the base form of regular verbs, however it is also formed in various other ways for irregular verbs. Here we review your knowledge of irregular past participle verbs.

An example of an irregular past participle verb is sung:

Can you find the mistakes in these sentences?

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Take a look at the following five sentences. Each sentence has one mistake - can you find them? Click on Show Answers for an explaination on each sentence. If you like this, you can try a similar lesson here!

Verb Collocations

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"Go diving" or "go to diving'?

When learning English it's important to learn collocations. Collocations are groups of  words that appear together in a sentence. Take a look at the following verb collocations. Each verb goes with a word or phrase:

Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb?

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Take a look at the the following examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, subjects and objects:

"Joe ate his banana." - noun

"They ran all the way home." - verb

Subject Verb Object

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Take a look at this sentence:

"I like English a lot."

What's the subject, verb and object in the sentence?

I is the subject.
Like
is the verb.
English is the object.

English generally follows the sentence structure where the subject comes first, the verb second, and the object third.