Category: Grammar Explanation

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Adjectives: Comparatives & Superlatives

  There are two groups of rules we need to study when we make comparative and superlative adjectives in English. We need to ask two important questions: How many syllables are in the adjective? 1, 2,...

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Grammar: Present Perfect Simple

The Present Perfect (Simple) is a past tense – it is used to describe actions that started in the past, and still effect the present. The auxiliary verb is to have, and it is used with...

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Grammar: Passive Voice

The passive voice is used when the person who does the action (the subject) is not known, or when we want to emphasise a situation from a different perspective. “Penguins attacked my sister“ is...

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Grammar: Gerunds & Infinitives

1. A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding “-ing.” The gerund form of the verb “read” is “reading.” You can use a gerund as the subject, the complement, or the...