jeudi 15 août 2013

The structure of the verb be In the present simple!

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samedi 10 août 2013

what is Phrasal Verb?

In today's post we are going to talk about Phrasal Verb.  

So First What is a phrasal verb?

well a phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a 
 different meaning from the original verb.

For Example :
To get  =  to obtainI need to get a new battery for my camera.
To get together  =  to meet Why don’t we all get together for lunch one day?
Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs.
The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle.
Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language.
However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. They should be
avoided in academic writing where it is preferable to use a formal verb such as “to postpone”
rather than “to put off”.

Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs :

Some phrasal verbs are transitive (A transitive verb always has an object.)
Example : I made up an excuse. ('Excuse' is the object of the verb.)
Some phrasal verbs are intransitive (An intransitive verb does not have an object.)
Example : My car broke down.

Separable or inseparable phrasal verbs :

Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable(The object is between the verb and the preposition.)
Example : I looked the word up in the dictionary.
Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable(The object is placed after the preposition.)
Example : I will look into the matter as soon as possible.
Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places.
Example : I picked up the book.
   I picked the book up.
However, if the object is a pronoun, it must be placed between the verb and the preposition.
Example : I picked it up.

jeudi 8 août 2013

Common Confused Adjectives And Explanations

Many English learner find it hard to distinguish between some adjectives and when to use them correctly. in the following chart I will talk about the commonly confused adjectives with explanation : 

-Each ~ Every 
Each- We use Each with Individual Items.
Example : The apples are 5 $ each.
Every- We use Every when referring to things in a group or describing the frequency of actions.
Example: Ahmed goes to the beach every weekend.

-Few ~ A Few
Few - represent a negative quantity or shortage.
Example: Messi has few friends.

A Few - Represent a positive  quantity, but it can only be  used with countable nouns.
Example: .Messi has a few friends.

-Little~ A little 
Little - Expresses a diminutive size or a negative quantity.
Example : I speak little English.
 A little - Represent a positive quantity and always use it with non countable nouns.
Example: There is a little salt left.

- Many ~ Much 
Many- used with plural nouns .
Example: Mia doesn't have Many friends.
Much- Used with collective nouns and singular nouns.
Example: Jack doesn't have Much money.

Farther ~ Further 
Farther - Is always used with distance .
Example: How much Farther is the Central Park?
Further- Implies a metaphoric advancement.
Example: Further topics will be covered next month.

and the last one for this post 

Less ~ Fewer
Less- less is compatible with non-countable nouns, collective nouns, volumes and bulk amounts.
Example: Less pollution is better for the environment.
Fewer- is used with countable nouns and individual items.
Example: If people threw our fewer bottles.
the world would be cleaner.
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mercredi 7 août 2013

The 12 Verb Tenses !

In the English language there are 12 verb tenses, we use them to indicate action that take place in the past, present, and in the future. The following part tells how and when to use each of these Tenses.

The Twelve Tenses of English
PRESENT (main verb)
I study English.
He studies English.

PAST (past tense of main verb)
I studied English.
He studied English.

FUTURE (will or shall + main verb)
I will study English.
He will study English.

PRESENT PERFECT (have or has + past participle of verb)
I have studied English.
He has studied English.

PAST PERFECT (had + past participle of verb)
I had studied English.
He had studied English.

FUTURE PERFECT (will or shall + have + past participle of verb)
I will have studied English.
He will have studied English.

PRESENT PROGRESSIVE (form of "be" verb + "ing" form of main verb)
I am studying English.
He is studying English.

PAST PROGRESSIVE (past tense of form "be" verb + "ing" form of main verb)
I was studying English.
He was studying English.

FUTURE PROGRESSIVE (will or shall +be + "ing" form of main verb)
I will be studying English.
He will be studying English.

PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE (have or has + been + "ing" form of main verb)
I have been studying English.
He has been studying English.

PAST PERFECT PROGRESSIVE (had + been + "ing" form of main verb)
I had been studying English.
He had been studying English.

FUTURE PERFECT PROGRESSIVE (will or shall + have + been + "ing" form of main verb)
I will have been studying English.
He will have been studying English.

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lundi 5 août 2013

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