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Conditionals

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Still, Yet and Already

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Preposition Focus

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What common errors do Spanish speakers make when using verbs with prepositions?
eg. Explain TO
Listen TO

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Prepositions of place

prepositions of place

 

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Question words

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” Bruce Lee

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Prepositions of time exercises

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Prepositions of time

PREPOSITIONS OF TIME

AT ON
We use at with times: We use on with dates and days:
at 5 o’clock – at 11.45 – at midnight – at lunchtime on 12 March – on Friday(s) – on Friday morning(s)
Tom usually gets up at 7 o’clock. on Sunday afternoon(s) – on Saturday night(s)
  on Christmas Day (but at Christmas) 
We use at in these expressions:  
at night – at Christmas – at the moment / at present – at the same time – at weekends – at the age of…  
IN DURING
We use in for longer periods of time: We use during + noun to say when something happens:
in April – in 1986 – in winter – in the 19th century – in the 1970s – in the morning(s) / in the afternoon(s) / in the evening(s) during the film – during our holiday – during the night
   
In + period of time = a time in the future: I fell asleep during the film.
Jack will be back in a week. We met a lot of interesting people during our holiday.
The train will leave in a few minutes.  
   
In + how long it takes to do something:  
I learned to drive in four weeks.  
   
FOR SINCE
We use for + a period of time: We use since + a period of time:
for six years – for two hours – for a week since April – since 1992 – since 8 o’ clock
I’ve lived in this house for six years. They have been watching TV for two hours. It has been raining since one o’ clock. They’ve known each other since they were at school.
   
UNTIL FROM – TO
   
We use until/till to say how long a situation continues: We use from – to + beginning and end of a period:
Let’s wait until it stops raining. I stayed in bed until half past nine. Last evening we watched TV from 5 to 8 o’ clock.

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Possessive and adjective pronouns

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Adjective or adverb?

Adjectives are words used to modify nouns. They usually go before nouns. Adjectives may also go after be (is, am, are, was, were) and copular verbs likebecome, seem, look, feel etc.

  • I feel happy. (NOT I feel happily.)
  • She seemed excited. (NOT She seemed excitedly.)
  • They were upset.

Adverbs are words used to modify verbs. They usually express the manner in which something is done. Adverbs are also used to modify adjectives and other adverbs.

An adverb used to modify an adjective or another adverb usually goes before it. Enough is an exception to this rule. It goes after the adjective or adverb it modifies.

Complete the following sentences using the correct words from those given in brackets.

1. Our team played …………………………. (good / well) last week.

2. We have not gathered ………………………… (near / nearly) enough flowers.

3. The old woman was walking …………………………… (slow / slowly) past.

4. Come to my office as ………………………. (quick / quickly) as possible.

5. We had a ……………………….. (really / real) great time at the party.

6. Sophia won the first prize …………………………. (easy / easily)

Answers

1. Our team played well yesterday. (Here the adverb well modifies the verb played.)

2. We have not gathered nearly enough flowers. (Here the adverb nearly modifies the adjective enough.)

3. The old woman was walking slowly past. (Here the adverb slowly modifies the verb walking.)

4. Come to my office as quickly as possible. (Here the adverb quickly modifies the verb come.)

5. We had a really great time at the party. (Here the adverb really modifies the adjective great.)

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Personal pronouns and possessive adjectives

    SUBJECT & OBJECT PRONOUNS  POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS & POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES   (ALTOGETHER)

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