Stative verbs list

Here is a comprehensive list of Stative verbs: to adore to fit to please to agree to hate to possess to appear (seem) to have (possession) to promise to appreciate to hear to realise to be to imagine to recognize to believe to include to remember to belong to to involve to resemble to concern to know to satisfy to […]

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Stative verbs

Stative verbs are verbs with no continuous form. They generally refer to the following groups of verbs: 1. Possession I have brown hair (not I’m having a brown hair). I own a car (not I’m owning a car). This computer belongs to John (not this computer is belonging to John). He possesses at least four houses (not he is possessing […]

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Imperative form

Be quiet!

When we tell someone to do something we use the base form of the verb. Examples Be quiet! Come here, please. Look after your sister while I’m out. When we tell someone not to do something we use Don’t + base form or Do not + base form Examples Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t be silly! Do not do that […]

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Uses of will

What would you like to eat?

Of course we use will in English but not as often as you might think. Here is when we use it: To make an immediate decision What would you like to eat? I‘ll have a ham sandwich please. To make an offer You see that someone needs your help and so you offer to help him: I‘ll carry that for […]

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Relative pronouns and phrasal verbs

John Prine, Angel from Montgomery Level: A2 (Pre-Intermediate) – American English Practise relative pronouns and phrasal verbs with this John Prine song. Glossary “named after“: given somebody’s name “burnt down“: destroyed by fire “hold onto“: keep and not let go “broken down“: something mechanical doesn’t work anymore “wake up“: stop sleeping

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Auxiliary verbs in questions and some and any

The Beatles, With a Little Help from my Friends Level: A2 (Pre-intermediate) Practise auxiliary verbs used in questions and the difference between some and any with this Beatles song.  Glossary “walk out on“: to abandon “get by“: to manage “get high“: to feel very happy (usually, but not always, after taking drugs) “love at first sight“: to fall in love with someone the first time […]

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