Indirect questions

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Now is the time to learn a bit more about Indirect Questions or Embedded Questions.

There are two kinds of questions in English – direct and indirect. We use indirect questions if we want to sound more formal or polite, especially when we are talking to people we don’t know.

When we create indirect questions, we use introductory phrases such as:

Can/could you tell/show me …? / Do you know …? / Would you mind telling/showing me …? / Have you any idea …? / I wonder … / I wonder if you would mind telling/showing me …?

Examples:

1) (direct question) What time is it?

(indirect question) Could you tell me what time it is?

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Perfect tenses

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Now we will talk about the Perfect Tenses. We will examine their use in both the simple and continuous aspects – past, present and future forms.

In grammatical terms, perfect tenses are used to refer to completed or ongoing events. Let’s learn a little more from these videos: Continue reading

Inversions

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How are you doing this afternoon? (I am enjoying a really nice rainy and chilly day 😉 )

The grammar topic I am bringing into appreciation today is Inversions. Basically, we use them to increase the level of:

1) Formality

2) Drama

3) Emphasis

They are generally used to stress the uniqueness of an event and begin with a negative.

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Leaving voicemail

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This is a really invaluable lesson from Benjamin, at Engvid.com.

All of us will need to leave a message on the phone someday. Here you will find all the grammar, vocabulary, and expressions you need. There is also his six-step process for leaving effective messages.

Follow his instructions and your messages will be clear, polite, and will sound natural! So don’t be nervous anymore — watch, learn, and start speaking more confidently immediately!

Take the quiz here!

Now suppose you have just called me on my landline and I am not able to answer you right now. Use the comments section to leave me a message! 😉

* Please do not leave your real phone number in the message, as this blog is seen publicly. For example, try “555-5555”. 😉

If you still have any doubts, please tell me!

Bye!

Passive Voice

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How are you doing?

Today I am bringing into appreciation an English grammar topic that is full of style and representativeness.

In English, we can express sentences in two different ways: active voice and passive voice.

The active voice is used when the focus is on the subject (the person or thing doing the verb).

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The passive voice is used when the focus is on the person or the thing affected.

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The passive is often used when the person or thing doing the verb is not importantunknown, or obvious.

Passive Voice lessons are available below. Keep in mind you can use the comments section whenever you feel willing to share your points of view and doubts as well.

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Conditionals

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Today we will practice CONDITIONALS, a really important matter in English. We use conditional sentences to say one thing depends on another. They can be used to talk about real or imaginary situations. One of the clauses starts with if (or a similar word) – this is the conditional clause. The other clause talks about the result of the conditional clause happening. Off we go!!! Continue reading

Adverbs and expressions of frequency

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Today, let’s practice adverbs and expressions of frequency!!!

We use adverbs of frequency –  like sometimes, usually or never –  to say how often we do things, or how often things happen.

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See more here. At the end of the page, there are some extra exercises, right?

I always eat rice and beans for lunch. But I eat eggs twice a week.

I almost always watch volleyball on TV. I never play volleyball, though.

What about you? Tell me how often you do something! 😉

 

Modal Verbs

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Today I’ll bring this unique grammar point – one of my favorites, though. You may find it complex but I am sure these lessons will help you.

Modal verbs include can, could, should, must, ought to, and many more. These English lessons look at when we use them for obligations, recommendations, possibilities and deductions. This can be a confusing topic indeed, so I hope they help.

Lesson 1:

Lesson 2:

Please try the following exercises to test your knowledge of modal verbs:

If you still have any sort of doubts, please ask me! Leave your comment! 🙂