Why is it OK to say VERY cold but not VERY freezing, or VERY hot but not VERY boiling?
Why is THE an interesting word to focus on?It divides the world we speak about into 'things we know and we suppose the others know as well' and 'new information'. If you understand the usage of 'THE', you will most likely find it easier to understand English native speakers as a whole. So, let's get down to it!
These are two tenses we study from the very early stages of learning English. And there is good reason: if you master these tenses, the rest becomes a little easier!
For quite some time now, I have been thinking about writing a post on Verb Patterns. Then, during a class on Friday morning I decided to do it this weekend. And I finally got round to doing it this morning! I have already touched on the subject briefly, you can read that post, and probably should as it contains an interesting idea, here.