The present progressive tense it the tense of action. The U.S. always seems to be moving in the progressive tense without ever being present. Moving always moving. I've created some sentences about American culture using the present and progressive tenses. You read them and tell me if you think they are true or false. Or just enjoy using the tense to make sense of it all.
Answer to the present or progressive sentences, 1. ex. slamming 2. change 3. standing 4. stand 5. carry 6. using 7. catch 8. saying 9. partying 10. want . I hope you've enjoyed this instalment of bauenglish, like it if you do! Also you may enjoy this post about the present progressive tense.
Do you have a plan for the "worst-case scenario"? Do you like to run worst-case scenarios in your mind and think of things you could do? This week we're looking at conditional adverbs in speech. These adverbs are just like "if clauses". They create sentences or questions that tell what you would do, and under what conditions. When an event happens or when it does not happen we all run scenarios through our heads. Maybe you'd rather run through best-case scenarios. Well, this is seeing the glass as being half-full, this works well, especially, if you're using a wine glass.
Adverbs of condition are not that hard, are they? Do you know the answers to the sentences in the exercise? 1.3, 2.1, 3.4, 4.2. I hope you've enjoyed it. I hope you come back!
Whether it is to "make" or to "do" is a question that causes grown men and women, who are learning English, to tremble. Well, unfortunately you have to learn most of them by heart, which means; memorize them. We do have general rules which I will share with you in my article. However, the lesson is really, it is time to do Spring cleaning; to go outside and breathe in some fresh air, to get on our hands and knees in front of Mother Nature and do our business; gardening. Yet, there will still be some of us who think that the great outdoors is just something to pass through on your way home, or into a hotel. I'm not being judgemental. I'm a city girl. I wasn't even allowed outside until I could cross a six-lane highway by myself, and that was actually in front of my house! Yes, Spring has sprung and it is up to us to make do! If you’d like to do some practice exercises check out:
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ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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