English Tenses Guide
Saying “I walk fast” is not the same as saying “I am walking fast.”
But what’s the difference?
To understand why the two sentences are different, you need to understand English tenses. Tenses tell you when something happens. Getting the tense wrong in a sentence can lead to confusion and misunderstandings.
Learning English tenses can seem difficult at first, but all you need to do is remember a few sentence structures, and learn a few simple rules.
There are just three essential tenses in the English dialect: the past, the present, and the future. The past tense is utilized for anything that occurred before this minute in time. The present tense is utilized for anything that happens at this moment or for general articulations. The future tense is utilized for anything that will occur sooner or later than right at this point.
(There is additionally a perfect tense, yet this article will adhere to the three essential tenses depicted previously.)
Obviously on the off chance that it were that straightforward, you wouldn't read this guide! These tenses have a couple of varieties that make them more particular. These varieties discuss the correct time during which activities happen. Every one of the three tenses have two primary sorts of varieties: simple and continuous. The continuous tenses are utilized for activities that happen more than once over a timeframe.
The basic tenses are used for everything else!
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Common English Grammar Mistakes
Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by English students, in speech and in writing. Go through the examples and make sure you understand the corrections.
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10 Ways To Learn EnglishHave you seen “The Matrix”?
If so, you probably remember, they were loading skills simply in his brain. Seconds later, Neo opens his eyes and says, “I know kung fu.”
Unfortunately, “The Matrix” is just a fantasy, and there’s no computer program, secret potion or magic brain pill that can help you lea
rn English instantly. We listen some simple and easy ways to learn English below.
Sign up for a regular English tip.
Some websites offer a weekly or even daily short English lesson sent to your email account. If your mobile phone has an e-mail address, it is also possible to have the tips sent to your phone to read on the way to work or school. Please note, however, that such services are not usually graded very well to the levels of different students, and they should be used as a little added extra or revision in your English studies rather than as a replacement for something you or your teacher have chosen more carefully as what you need to learn.
Listen to English music.
Even listening to music while doing something else can help a little for things like getting used to the natural rhythm and tone of English speech, although the more time and attention you give to a song the more you will learn from listening to it again in the future.
Read a translation into English.
Another way of making sure books are easier to understand is to choose a book that was originally translated into English, preferably from your own language. Even if you haven't read the book in your own language, you will find the English is written in a slightly simplified way that is more similar to how your own language is written than a book originally written in English would be.
Read a book with lots of dialogue.
Opening up books before you buy one and flicking through them to find one with lots of direct dialogue in it has several advantages. If there is less text on the page due to all the speech marks etc, this can make it easier to read and easier to write translations on. Dialogue is also much easier to understand than descriptive parts of a book, and is much more like the language you will want to learn in order to be able to speak English.
Ask your company to start English lessons.
Even if you don't need to speak English at work, English lessons can be a fun and reasonably priced way for your company to spend their training budget in a popular way.
Watch English language films with English subtitles.
For people who can't understand a film without subtitles but find themselves not listening at all when reading subtitles in their own language, this should be the way of watching a film that you should aim for. If it is too difficult to watch the whole film this way, try watching the (usually important) first 10 or 15 minutes of the film with subtitles in your own language, switch to English subtitles after that, and only switch back to subtitles in your own language if you get totally lost following the story of the film.
Read the whole thing with no help.
Although using a dictionary has been shown to help with both short term and long term learning of vocabulary, the fact that using it slows reading down can stop some people reading in English at all. Reading a whole book quickly through just for pleasure from time to time will help you remember how fun reading in another language can be.
Keep a list of language to learn, e.g. a vocab list.
Even if you don't often find time to go though your vocab list and it keeps on building up, just the act of choosing which words you need to learn and writing them down on a special list can help you learn them.
The closest thing to speaking for people who don't have the chance to speak English is online chat, as you have to think and respond quickly, and the language is short and informal just like speech.
Record your own voice.
For people who don't have much or any correction of pronunciation from a teacher, recording yourself and listening back makes it easier to hear whether you are really making the English sounds that you are trying to or not.
Prepositions of Time — in, at, on
There are three prepositions in English that are used with time in, at, on. Generally, in shows the “largest” time or place, on shows dates and time, and at usually shows the “smallest” time or place.
Let's look at the usage for in, at, on.
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Note: Do not use in/at/on before “next” or “last”
We will get married next year.
Their baby was born last March.