Category Archives: Grammar

Permission and requests

The modal verbs can, could and may have several meanings and functions. Today I’m going to show you how you can use these modals to express permission and requests. Asking for, Giving and Refusing Permission with Can/Could If someone is … Continue reading

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SHOULD

Should is a modal verb. We use should mainly to give advice or make recommendations Structure of Should: The main verb is always the bare infinitive (infinitive without “to”). subject auxiliary verb main verb + He should go. – He … Continue reading

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Comparatives and superlatives

We use Comparatives and Superlatives to compare two or more nouns. The formation of the comparative and superlative depends on the number of syllables in the adjective: One-syllable Adjectives To form the comparative, we add -er to the end of … Continue reading

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Articles: the, a/an, 0

English has two articles:  the and a/an.  The is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; a/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns.  We call the the definite article and a/an the indefinite article. the = definite article a/an … Continue reading

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Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Past Simple and Present Perfect are easily confused by Spanish students. Find below some help: * Certain time in the past or just / already / yet? Do you want to express that an action happened at a certain time … Continue reading

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Subject questions

There are two main types of question in English. Object Questions: You want to know what someone did, or to whom/where/when/why, etc. Tom ate ??? –> What did Tom eat? We studied them long ago but you can revise them … Continue reading

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What makes you happy?

Teaching English makes me happy. And you? What makes you happy? You may think of very different answers, for example: My dog makes me happy ( singular= 1 thing) My CDs make me happy (plural = 2 things) You can … Continue reading

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