I have many people ask about certain points of grammar; and I am finding it difficult to go through all the topics to track down where people are and what they have asked me.
If you have any questions about grammar, please send them all here, so that I can see them and work through them.
If there are some common problems, I can prepare a grammar lesson.
I do not like to think that I have accidentally missed someone's problems, so send them here.
P.S. Please be patient with me if I am slow, it is just that I have three groups to keep up with, but I will do my best to answer you as quickly as I can ! :)
Hello Alaa! :)
'For' and 'since' is often used with the perfect present tense. This means to talk about action that started in the past and continues up to the present:
'I have been married for three years.'
We use for to talk about a period of time - 10 minutes, 1 week, 6 months, 15 years, a century etc..
We use since to talk about a point in past time - 9 o'clock, yesterday, last night, last week, last Monday, last year, 15th August, six months ago etc..
I have been waiting for twenty minutes!
I have been here since 3 o'clock!
My boyfriend has been out of work for a year.
My boyfriend has been out of work since 2010.
She has worked in London for 11 years.
She has worked in London since 2000.
I hope this helps you, Alaa!! :)
Hello june :)
I'm actually confused . when i use ( infinitive) +To or + verb - ing ????
how can i talk with this grammar in life ???
Hello Lalo! :)
I'm actually confused when I use the infinitive + to or verb + ing.
How can I use this grammar?
Well the words ending with 'ing' are called gerunds!
Somewhere in the topics I have compiled a lesson about gerunds - it is rather long, I think.
I will check it out and tell you where to find it.
In the meantime is this what you mean?:
I want to go to London. I am going to London next week.
He likes to play football. He is playing football tonight.
Just let me know if this is what you are referring to and I will look up gerunds to help you further.
yeah that's what i want
thanks alot :)
I have question . When i use ( As .. As ) ??? As what does that mean and how i use it and when !!
please explain it to me !!?
And thank you :)
Do you mean when you say something like :
'As slow as a snail'
'As happy as a king.'
As loud as thunder.'
'As cold as ice.'
Is this what you mean?
If so, all these expressions are just saying what something is like.
When people try to describe something they think of something that is what they describe:
If some one had very cold hands, they would say 'My hands are as cold as ice.
If someone was trying to describe something light in weight, they would say 'As light as a feather.'
- How beautiful she is ! Is it right?
-How cunning it is ! or - How cunning is it !
Have a starry night June. Bye for now.
Sorry this is late, Renoncule!
This was at a time when busuu was hacked into and for seven weks there were amny problems and I could not get into my groupo without having my computer hacked into.
'How beautiful she is,' is right.
'How cunning it is' if talking about a plan; (or 'she', if talking about a person).
Hello June! Can you explain me:
1) the usege of get as in to get dressed, to get tired and etc. Why it is not I dressed? Is get in these cases means that you were doing something for a period of time and you finished them; I'm getting more tired and tired.
2) I got a friend, I got shot and etc. Don't you say I have or have got a friend? Is got a short for have got?
3) Can you wright phrasal verbs if you haven't already done it.
4) And the verb do not in secondary meaning but as a main verb, for example do somebody (do friends, do drunks) and etc.
I don't know wheather I explained it right or not but I hope you got it. Am I wrong in my conclusions 1) and 2)?