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Verbs followed by verb + ing (Part 1)

When we use a verb after the following verbs, we usually use verb + ing: 1) admit + verb + ing The accused man admitted killing 3 people. The accused man admitted kill 3 people. X The accused man admitted to kill 3 people. X Mary admitted making a...
by Free English Lessons on May 10, 2012

Giving Advice

In today's free English lesson, we look at different ways to give advice in English.  1) Should The most common way to give advice is to use 'should'. 'Should' is a true modal helping verb so it is always followed by the base form of the verb...
by Free English Lessons on May 6, 2012

The modal helping verb 'can'

What is 'can'? 'Can' is a true modal helping verb which means it follows the same rules as other true modal helping verbs. 1) It doesn't change with the third person singular in the present simple tense (i.e. it stays the same for all subjects): ...
by Free English Lessons on Apr 29, 2012

Ought

Today's free English lesson is in response to a question by Kulsum: "hello sir, this is kulsum i wana know about how i can use the word ought in a sentence what does it mean actually????" Thanks for your question, Kulsum! I hope the English lesson...
by Free English Lessons on Apr 17, 2012

Grammar: Subject and Verb Agreement

Grammar: Subject and Verb Agreement. NOTE: We will use the convention of a thin underline for subjects and a thick underline for verbs.Being able to find the right subject and verb will help you correct errors of agreement.Example:The list of items i...
by LanguageCorps Asia on Apr 14, 2012

Common prefixes with adjectives

Today's English lesson is about common prefixes with adjectives.  What is a prefix? A prefix is a letter or a group of letters that we put in front of a word to make a new word.  Common prefixes with adjectives We often use prefixes with adject...
by Free English Lessons on Apr 10, 2012

'Need' as an ordinary verb vs 'need' as a modal helping verb

Today's English lesson is in response to a question by M. Hakim: "Hi Francois, I am going to place a problem to you. Pl let me know the difference between these two sentences: 1. He needs to go to the doctor. Negative-He doesn't need to go to the do...
by Free English Lessons on Apr 9, 2012

Compound Nouns

What is a compound noun? A compound noun is 2 or sometimes 3 words that we use together to make a new noun. How do we write compound nouns? We can write compound nouns as separate words (e.g. credit card), single words (e.g. flashlight), or hyphen...
by Free English Lessons on Apr 6, 2012

Good Grammar: If You Won’t Use It, Who Will?

Marsha Sramek simplifies grammar in the user-friendly "Great Grammar Book."...
by friday coming soon on Mar 5, 2012

The Past Continuous Tense - Negative sentences

For today's English grammar lesson, we look at making negative sentences using the past continuous tense.  It will be helpful to review the lesson about making affirmative sentences using the same tense.  Past continuous tense word order We us...
by Free English Lessons on Mar 4, 2012

Past simple questions with the verb 'to be'

It's time for another English grammar lesson. Today we look at making past simple questions with the verb 'to be'. It will be useful to look at the lesson on making past simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'.   Past simple...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 26, 2012

Past simple negative sentences with the verb 'to be'

Today we look at making past simple negative sentences with the verb 'to be'. I suggest you review the English grammar lesson on past simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be' if you have enough time.  Past simple tense word order The...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 23, 2012

Past simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'

In today's lesson we find out how to make past simple tense affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'. It will be helpful to look at making present simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'. Past simple tense word order There are...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 21, 2012

Adverbs of Frequency

Adverbs of frequency are words that tell us how often something happens. It does not give a precise number of times something happens, but it gives us a good idea of how often something happens. The most common adverbs of frequency are always, usual...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 20, 2012

The Present Continuous Tense - Affirmative sentences

It can be quite difficult for students to make sentences using the present continuous tense. This is mainly because we use the verb 'to be' as a helping verb. This is different from some present simple sentences where we use the verb 'to be' as a mai...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 17, 2012

Present simple questions with the verb 'to be'

It will be useful to review the lesson on present simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be' before reading this lesson. Present simple tense word order To make present simple questions with the verb 'to be', we simply invert the subject...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 14, 2012

Present simple negative sentences with the verb 'to be'

Yesterday we looked at making present simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be' and today we are going to look at making present simple negative sentences with the same verb. Present simple tense word order We make present simple negat...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 10, 2012

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by Toplist101 on Feb 10, 2012

Present simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'

In this English lesson we look at how to make present simple affirmative sentences with the verb 'to be'. Present simple tense word order In English, the verb 'to be' in the present simple tense consists of am, is, and are. They are used depe...
by Free English Lessons on Feb 9, 2012

Grow Tall Exercise

Am I growing Up Normally?How fast and how tall you will grow, as well as what you will look like and a whole lot of other stuff. Other factors are  your diet (what and how much you eat)  exercise (how active you are) … Fetch Here Look Tal...
by How To Grow Taller on Sep 21, 2011


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