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CONDITIONALS GRAMMAR

First (1st) conditional: We use the first conditional to speak about likely events e.g.        If I go shopping, I will buy some new trainers.   Word order change e.g.        If I go shopping, I will buy some new trainers. I will buy some new trainers if I go shopping.      NO COMMA   Change… Continue reading CONDITIONALS GRAMMAR

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CLEFT SENTENCES

A cleft sentence is used to put emphasis on a part of the sentence by making it the subject. We use cleft sentences, especially in speaking, to connect what is already understood to what is new to the listener. In cleft sentences we usually use an IT CLAUSE and WHAT + CLAUSE. The information that… Continue reading CLEFT SENTENCES

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ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

THE USE OF ADJECTIVES IN LANGUAGE MAKE IT FAR MORE INTERESTING AND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT LEARNERS OF ENGLISH UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AND ADJECIVE AND AN ADVERB.   AN ADJECTIVE IS A WORD NAMING AN ATTRIBUTE OF A NOUN WHERE AS AN ADVERB IS A WORD THAT MODIFIES THE MEANING OF AN ADJECIVE, VERB… Continue reading ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

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COMPARATIVES GRAMMAR

We use comparative to talk about the similarities and differences between different things.   Comparing two things: She is taller than me.                                      You are better looking than your dad.   Comparing a group of things: It is the tallest building.                                 They are the most expensive glasses in the shop.   Similarities: I am as funny… Continue reading COMPARATIVES GRAMMAR

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CAUSATIVE GRAMMAR

The causative is used when we pay, make or delegate someone else to do something for us.   FORM = NOUN + HAVE/GET + NOUN + PAST PARTICIPLE (+ BY/WITH + NOUN/SUBJECT)   Examples + Meaning: I get my hair cut by the barber on Main Street. The barber on Main Street cuts my hair.… Continue reading CAUSATIVE GRAMMAR

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ARTICLES GRAMMAR

An article is a simple word (a, an, the) that is used to determine a particular noun (item or object)   THE (Definite article) We use the definite article to speak about specific things: Singular eg. Can you pass me the pen, please?  (the pen we were talking about) Plural eg. I have got the… Continue reading ARTICLES GRAMMAR

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INVERSIONS GRAMMAR

Inversions are used to make sentences more formal, they are not so much used in spoken English as written but they do appear in the use of English and writing parts of the exam.   Negative adverbs: Never, seldom, rarely, hardly, Not until, at no time, under no circumstances, at no point, little, not only… Continue reading INVERSIONS GRAMMAR