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First Conditional – Uses, Examples & Worksheet

The first conditional is a type of sentence used to talk about possible future events. It’s often confused with other conditional forms, and even I get them mixed up from time to time. Both native and non-native English speakers also use the wrong tense. My grammar lesson will teach you how to use the 1st conditional correctly with examples and a worksheet to help you practice. What Is the First Conditional? Conditional refers to a word, clause, verb form, or …

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Past Simple Tense Exercises (With Printable PDF)

The past simple tense is one of the most basic ones used in the English language. It describes past events and is often mistaken for the past continuous. Today, I will go through some past simple regular and irregular verb exercises to help you get acquainted with this tense. What Is Past Simple Tense? The simple past tense is used in speech and writing to talk about something that happened before the present. It’s important to tell apart the past …

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Present Perfect Continuous Tense – Uses, Examples & Worksheet

What makes the statement, “I’ve been watching that TV series” different from “I’ve watched that TV series”? The first statement is in the present perfect continuous tense, expressing an ongoing process for a specific time duration. The uses and formulas of the present perfect continuous tense are easy to learn, as I’ll show you below. Present Perfect Continuous Tense A verb is a part of speech in English grammar expressing time while showing an action, condition, or existence of something. …

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Third Conditional – Uses, Examples, & Worksheet

The third conditional is a grammatical construction that is used to express unreal or hypothetical situations in the past. It’s tricky to master, but I use it in my writing all the time. It consists of two parts: a past tense verb and an “if” clause, followed by the result of that situation. There are many uses for the third conditional, which can be complicated to master. This blog post will show examples of using the third conditional and a …

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Zero Conditional – Uses, Examples & Worksheet

Did you know that the grammatical structure of conditionals varies according to the possibility of the event? We use the simple present tense when something is a scientific fact or general truth. And my previous sentence is an example of a zero conditional. Read on as I discuss the uses and constructions of the zero conditional in grammar. I also provided several sentence examples and a worksheet to help you master the lesson. Let’s go! What is the Zero Conditional? …

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Gerunds and Infinitives Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Are you hoping to improve your English speaking and writing skills? If so, you should try practicing with gerunds and infinitives. They’re easy to master, I promise, especially with my handy guide! Yes, it’s daunting at first, but with some practice, you’ll be able to use these verb forms like a pro. My guide will even provide some exercises to help you get started. What Are Gerunds? Simply put, gerunds are verbs that act like a noun. In short, it’s …

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Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Tense (With Worksheet)

Deciding between the simple present and present continuous tenses will require you to look at the time period of the action. I use the present simple form when the action is regular and permanent, while I use the present continuous form for a temporary, ongoing action. Keep reading as I show you the differences between the two English verb tenses in terms of uses and formulas. I also created an online exercise that will allow you to master the simple …

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Do You Put A Comma Before Since?

The English language contains many words used as more than one part of speech. This makes them versatile but also confusing for anyone still learning the language. Since is one of these words and can be used in multiple ways to talk about the passage of time or replace the word “because” in a sentence. It is also often misused and misspelled by language learners, even though it is an easy word to incorporate into your writing and speech. To …

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Colons With Lists – How To Use Them Correctly

The English language uses many rules to create clarity in your writing. A proper sentence format integrates more than just a capitalization and end mark; it includes punctuation marks to form complete sentences and add detail to your writing purpose. My students avoid using colons because they assume their use is complicated. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Colons serve one purpose and have one general rule of thumb to remember: they can only follow an independent clause. …

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Conditionals – Uses, Examples & Worksheet

Have you heard of the term conditionals? I usually use a conditional when discussing hypothetical situations and their possible rules. But the English language prescribes specific conditional rules for correct usage. Keep reading to know the actual meaning of conditional and its types. I also explain its different structures and examples. What are Conditionals? Conditionals in English grammar are statements that discuss hypothetical situations or known events and their effects. A complete conditional sentence has a conditional clause or if-clause …

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