Beginner level grammar topics.

Present Continuous

Present Continuous Present Continuous What is the present continuous and how do we use it? There are four main uses of the present continuous tense in English. We can use the present continuous: For actions that have started, and are still in progress as we speak. (right now) For actions that have started, and are still in progress as…

Present Simple

Present Simple Present Simple Usage 1 Routines and repeated actions Positive:  subject + verb 1 You eat cake. Negative:  subject + don’t/doesn’t + verb 1 You don’t eat cake. Question:  do/does + subject + verb 1 Do you eat cake? Usage 2 Facts and generalisations Positive:  subject + verb 1 You know the answer. Negative:  subject + don’t/doesn’t…

Past Simple Regular Verb Rules

Past Simple Regular Verb Rules Past Simple Regular Verb Rules What are the rules for past simple regular verbs? Note: Before learning about the rules for past simple regular verbs, we recommend that you visit our past simple page, first. Past Simple When using the past simple, it’s not always the case that we just add ‘ed’ for…

Past Simple

Past Simple Past Simple Usage 1 Completed actions Positive:  subject + verb 2 He played football. Negative:  subject + didn’t + verb 1 He didn’t play football. Question:  Did + subject + verb 1 Did he play football? Usage 2 Facts and generalisations Positive:  subject + verb 2 She liked chips when she was younger. Negative:  subject + didn’t + verb…