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How to use THE most frequent English Word? Usage and Exceptions of THE

By Suzanne Pilch / 14 settembre 2020

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!

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The Present Simple & Continuous: the heart of English?

The Present Simple & Continuous: the heart of English?

By Ed Tyrrell / 6 ottobre 2017

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!

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6 ottobre 2017

Wild Wednesdays

"Here’s a nice little game for Wednesday!"

To Be, or Being: that is the question!

To Be, or Being: that is the question!

By Ed Tyrrell / 28 settembre 2017

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.

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Looking Forward

By Ed Tyrrell / 28 settembre 2017

I’ll see him – I’m going to see him – I’m seeing him – I will have seen him…The future tenses in English can be daunting. There are 7 ‘official’ future tenses and “a whole host” (nice quantifying expression – it means ‘a lot of’) of other verbs and expressions that we use in a variety of different situations.

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The Passive Voice

By Ed Tyrrell / 26 settembre 2017

The Passive Voice is used in English when we describe an action that is done without including who or what does the action (the agent – often referred to as the subject) in the same sentence.

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