Subject-Verb Agreement / Learn English

Subject-Verb Agreement Verbs always agree with the subject noun in a sentence: I always go to work early. She always goes to work early. We are old The house is old. However, there are many types of noun and noun phrase in English, and it can be difficult to know if a...

Formal and informal English

Formal and informal Features of informal English common words and phrasal verbs Don’t worry, I’ll back you up. abbreviations, contractions and acronyms Call me asap. simple, short sentences I graduated. Then I worked for a small company. They promoted me...

Adjectives and adverbs / Learn English

Adjectives and adverbs   Meaning and use – Adjectives and adverbs- Adjectives and adverbs are words that we use to describe or modify other words. Adjectives are used to tell us about nouns or pronouns. They give us information about what someone or...

Future continuous and be + infinitive with future sense

Future continuous We use the future continuous to talk about events that will be in progress at a particular time or over a period of time in the future. These are usually plans or predictions. I will be travelling around for three months before heading for Nepal....

The Future Perfect / Learn English

The Future Perfect Meaning and use We use the future perfect verb form to make educated guesses about things that will happen or that have happened. These predictions are based on what we know now, and are about activities that we expect to be completed by a...

Intensifiers – so, such, too, enough | Learn English

Intensifiers   Meaning and use We use so, such, enough and too to indicate degree. So and such give emphasis and mean ‘very’. Too means more than necessary, and enough indicates the right amount of something. It’s so cold today! That’s such a pretty dress! £150!...

Future perfect continuous | Learn English

Future perfect continuous Meaning and use We use the future perfect and the future perfect continuous tenses to talk about a future event or situation that will have happened or will have been going on for a period of time at some point in the future. By next...

How to Talk About the Future | Learn English

How to Talk About the Future Ways of talking about the future 1) We use will for statements about the future, and for predictions about the future. It often expresses the future as fact – so it’s used for very strong opinions or predictions. It can also be used...

Phrasal Verbs | Learn English

Phrasal verbs A multi-word verb is a verb plus a word such as in, on, out, up, away, off and down. We often think of these words as prepositions, but here they behave like adverbs. The adverb sometimes extends the meaning of the verb on its own. It’s so annoying....

Past perfect tense / Learn English

Past perfect tense   We often use the past perfect when two things in a sentence happened in the past, and we need to show which thing in the sentence happened first. When I arrived home, my sister had already made lunch.  Here, two things happened: I arrived...