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Ever and Never – Usage, List of Examples & Worksheet

Ever and never are total opposites of each other. One is commonly found in statements, while the other is usually used in questions. But what’s the best way to use ever and never? I’ll show you the different usages of the adverbs ever and never with examples. Then, challenge yourself to a brain exercise I whipped up. What Is the Difference Between Ever and Never? Both never and ever are adverbs that express a time before now. However, ever means …

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What Are Collocations? – Examples & Worksheet

Like Romeo and Juliet, some words are more suitable for each other. These terms, such as absolutely delighted and highly unlikely, naturally go together. They are called English collocations. I use them when writing fiction, but we all use them even in speech. Keep reading to learn what collocations are. I also provided a list of common collocations and a worksheet to test your understanding. What Are Collocations? A collocation in English grammar is composed of two or more words joined …

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Prepositions of Time Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Is it in the morning, on the morning, or at the morning? Should you say in the 80s, on the 80s, or at the 80s? Prepositions of time can be confusing. I usually use in for months, years, and other long periods, on for days and dates, and at for a precise time. These in, on, and at prepositions of time exercises will help you practice the correct use of prepositions of time. What Are Prepositions of Time? Prepositions of …

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Second Conditional Exercises (With Printable PDF)

In the English language, there are four types of conditional sentence structure. These relate to tenses concerning things that might have occurred, could have occurred, or will occur if certain conditions exist. The second conditional sentence tense use is often the most confusing to those learning the English language. It is used to express unrealistic actions or situational consequences in the present and future tense. Let’s review this and then practice its use in three different second conditional exercises. Second …

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Future Perfect Exercises (With Printable PDF)

All languages use tense to help describe whether an action is presently taking place, took place in the past, or will be taking place in the future. In the English language, there are different verb tenses to help explain the time an event is happening. The future perfect tense references an action that will finish between the present and some point in the future. These are easy to practice but can be a little confusing to non-native speakers, so we …

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Could Have, Should Have & Would Have Exercises

When we express regret, we often use the phrases could have, should have, or would have in our sentences to explain how things might have been different if something other than what happened had occurred. These terms are fairly straightforward in their definition and use, but for English language learners, the slight nuances of each can be confusing. Below, we quickly review what each means and how to use them in sentences. Then you can practice with some exercises to …

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Present Perfect Continuous Tense Exercises (Printable PDF)

We use the popular present perfect continuous tense for ongoing actions that started in the past. Have been crying, has not been washing, and has been drinking are some examples of verbs in this form. Take this three-part test to test your understanding of the present perfect continuous tense and the correct forms to use. What Is the Present Perfect Continuous Tense? The present perfect continuous, AKA the present perfect progressive tense, shows a verb that began in the past …

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Uncountable Nouns – List, Definition & Examples

The English language is divided into several types of nouns according to their specificity, quantity, and tangibility. One classification you might have heard of is uncountable nouns. But what is an uncountable noun? Is there such a thing? Of course! And I’ll explain everything you need to know. An uncountable noun is any person, place, idea, or object that cannot be counted. In this guide, I’ll show you the definition and usage of uncountable nouns along with a long list …

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Possessive Pronouns Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Often confused with possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns are designed to express ownership without repeating the noun. They are a common part of English grammar and can help enhance one’s vocabulary. I made some possessive pronoun exercises to show you specific situations on when and how to use them. What Are Possessive Pronouns? Possessive pronouns are pronouns used to express ownership. In English grammar, there are eight possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers, its, theirs (which can be used for singular …

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Third Conditional Exercises (With Printable PDF)

There are four different conditional sentence structures in the English language. They explain the tense of events that could have or might have occurred or will occur if specific conditions are met. The third conditional sentence tense use deals with events in the past that did not occur. Let’s review this and then practice its usage using the three types of exercises I provided for you. Third Conditional Sentences Explained The third conditional tense can be challenging to create because …

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