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Category Archives: Grammar
We have different options to express obligation, prohibition, permission or possibility. We can use the following verbs… Obligation Prohibition Permission Possibility Be necessary Be forbidden Be allowed Be OK Be prohibited Be permitted Be illegal e.g. It is necessary … Continue reading
Here are some ways we can give advice or make recommendations: imagine your friend is worried that she is getting unfit. She asks you for some advice. You can respond using one of the following phrases: You should take some … Continue reading
So we can use relative clauses to join two English sentences, or to give more information about something. I bought a new car. It is very fast. → I bought a new car that is very fast. She lives in … Continue reading
To use gerunds or to use infinitives, that is the question! Learning how to use gerunds and infinitives is one of the most challenging aspects of learning English. Here is a brief review of the differences between gerunds and infinitives. … Continue reading
There are two kinds of conditional sentences: real and unreal. Real conditionals are used to talk about real situations. Unreal conditionals refer to imaginary, hypothetical and of course, unreal situations. Although they might seem quite abstract, they are very useful in everyday … Continue reading
Although comparisons are odious, they are helpful to get the picture when someone is explaining something to you. You’ve been studying comparisons for years now but, this year, we are going to pay attention to modifiers which highlight how big the … Continue reading