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When to use capital letters in English?

Capital letters: 7 instances where using capital letters in English is grammatically correct The rules for the use of capital letters are quite easy to remember. Generally, we use capital letters for proper nouns, which are the names of a specific person,place, or thing, and proper adjectives, which are usually derived (formed) from proper nouns. […]

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Why Good-Looking and NOT Good-Looked?

[adrotate banner=”12″] [adrotate banner=”7″] Why Good-Looking and not Good-Looked? -ed or -ing in compound adjectives Some time ago we published an article talking about when to use -ed and -ing adjectives (you can read it here). That article along with another post we have on Compound Adjectives (here) have lead one of our readers to […]

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When to use -ed and -ing adjectives?

-ED Vs. -ING Adjectives – What is the difference? [adrotate banner=”12″] [adrotate banner=”7″] What is an adjective? An adjective is a word that describes a noun by telling more about it in terms of height, length, size, or any other quality. Consider the example: The word city, which is underlined in the example above is […]

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English Grammar – Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Verbs in English can be two different types: transitive and intransitive. Let’s look at what the differences between them are: [adrotate banner=”7″] [adrotate banner=”12″] Transitive verbs can be recognized by two main characteristics. They:  are ACTION verbs (express an activity: e.g. eat, read, wash) take a DIRECT OBJECT (sth that receives […]

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ESL Grammar – Definite, Indefinite, and No Article In English

Definite, Indefinite, and No Article In English Grammar Explanation and Practice What are articles? [adrotate banner=”7″] [adrotate banner=”12″] There are 3 articles in the English language. Two indefinite – A, AN, and one definite – THE. Sometimes no article is used, referred to as 0 article. The indefinite article: ‘a/an’ 1. When we talk about […]

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Teach English Grammar – Compound Adjectives

[adrotate banner=”7″] [adrotate banner=”12″] Teach English Grammar – Compound Adjectives – Formation, Usage, Grammar Practice See also Formation Of Adjectives here What is a Compound Adjective? Compound adjectives are adjectives comprised by two or more different words to describe a noun in terms of age, depth, weight, price, size etc. Usually compound adjectives are hyphenated. […]

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English Grammar – Formation Of Adjectives

[adrotate banner=”7″] [adrotate banner=”12″] What is an Adjective ? The adjective in English is a word that explains or clarifies the noun. Adjectives describe nouns by giving information about an object’s shape, size, age, color, feelings, condition, appearance, quantity. [adrotate banner=”8″] See also: Compound Adjectives here Formation Of Adjectives 1. English adjectives formed with suffixes: […]

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Tenses In English – Future Continuous – Formation, Usage and Practice (B2)

[adrotate banner=”7″] [adrotate banner=”12″] Teaching English Grammar – Tenses In English Future Continuous Tense – Formation, Usage and Grammar Practice (B2) The following B2 English Grammar Lesson deals with tenses in English, specifically Future Continuous Tense. How to form Future Continuous Tense, and when to use it. There is a grammar practice section included in […]

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Past Continuous Explained – Formation, Usage and Grammar Practice (B1)

[adrotate banner=”12″] This is a free grammar lesson level (B1) available to ESL teachers to help them teach English Grammar easier. Below you will find detailed explanation on Past Continuous (Past Progressive) tense and see how to form, and when to use it. There are some exercises which will help you practice the current grammar […]

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Teaching English Grammar – Be Going To + Infinitive (A2)

Teaching English Grammar – Be Going To + Infinitive (A2) – Grammar Explained Having troubles teaching BE GOING + INFINITIVE (VERB)? Look at the explanations and exercises below. They will give you some ideas and guide you. Please note that the activities in this section are for elementary level students, and correspond to level A2 […]