Category Archives: Lesson 5

Gerunds and Infinitives

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

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Comparisons

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

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The Future

Here you have examples and uses of Future Forms: WILL + Verb (base form) Examples: It will snow tomorrow. She won’t win the election. Used for predictions Examples: The concert will begin at 8 o’clock. When will the train leave? … Continue reading

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Verb + Object + TO Infinitive

We have previously studied verb patterns (see previous post on gerunds and infinitives) Today, we are going to focus on a structure that can cause some confusion: subject verb object (not) to + infinitive Marco’s mother ordered him to get … Continue reading

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Future tenses

There are many different ways to express the future in English. Having problems with future forms yet? Find below a comprehensive table which will help you once for all: % probability structure used for example 0% WILL no plan/ decision … Continue reading

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Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) are a really important part of the English language, especially for spoken English. 1.  A phrasal verb is a verb plus a particle (either a preposition or an adverb), which creates a meaning different from the … Continue reading

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Verbs with 2 objects

Many verbs can be followed by two objects – one indirect and one direct. Normally there is no change in meaning if we switch from one to the other. The meaning is exactly the same and we can choose either … Continue reading

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