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Review of tenses

Present simple: Use for things you do every day, week, year, or which always true.

E.g: I usually work at home

<pre> She doesn't smoke. </pre>

Auxiliary verb= Do (I,You,We, They)/ Does (He, She, It).

Present Continuous: be+verb+ing Use for things that are happening now, at this moment.

E.g: I'm working.

You can also use the present continuos for future arrangements which have planned for a fixed time or place.

E.g: I'm seeing some friends tomorrow.

Going to: use for plans and predictions.

E.g: I'm going to work in the UK for six weeks.(PLAN)

I thing it's going to rain this afternoon.(PREDICTION)

We can omit to go, when is “going to go”

E.g: I'm going to go to school next week. Or I'm going to school next week.

Remember: Going to = Gonna (informal)

Past Simple: Use to talk about finished actions in the past.

E.g: I saw a good film last week.

I did not see her last night.

Auxiliary verb = Did

Did not= didn't

Remember use Did for questions and negatives.

Past Continuous Use to describe an action in progress at specific moment in the past.

E.g: At seven o'clock last night I was driving home.

Rembember: Was (I, He, She, It) / Were ( You, We, They)

Was not= wasn't

Were not= weren't

Past Simple or Past Continuous??

Use the past simple for finished actions. And past continuous for progressive actions.

E.g: I saw her. ( Past Simple)

<pre>I was writing a song. ( Past Continuous) </pre>

Will/ Will not + infinitive: Use for future predictions, instant decisions, offers and promisses.

E.g. She will be late. ( prediction) I will take the train.( decision) I will help you.( offer) I will always love you. ( promise)

...will...= ...'ll...

...will not... =... won't...

I'll help you

I won' give up on us.

The future of there is/ are = There will be

The future of I can= I'll be able

Shall I... and Shall we : use for offer something.

E.g. Shall I open the door?

You can use in positive sentences with I and We, but it's very formal.

E.g. I shall write to you. Or I will write to you.

July 9, 2013

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