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The Present Continuous

The Present Continuous

Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s post is going to complete the present tense video series. It’s on the present continuous – quite a basic tense you might think but with super powers because you can use it for the present and the future. Yes, that’s right! Watch the video to find out more and don’t forget … Continue reading

The Present Simple

The Present Simple

The present simple is usually the first tense you learn when you study English. It is a very easy tense to form, just remember to add an ‘s’ to the third person singular. I walk to work every morning. BUT: He walks to work every morning. This little ‘s’ makes a big difference and can … Continue reading

The Present Perfect Continuous

The Present Perfect Continuous

To complete last week’s post, here is the video explaining the present perfect continuous and the difference between the simple and continuous tense. The main difference is the verb you use: an action verb or a state verb. Action verbs describe a process, for example: walk, live, work, talk, listen, cook, write, make. These verbs can … Continue reading

The Present Perfect Simple

The Present Perfect Simple

A new week, a new tense! This time we’ll have a look at the present perfect simple. The name of this tense can be a bit confusing because this tense is generally used to talk about the past – not the present. You can use it to talk about general past experiences when you want to … Continue reading

The Past Continuous

The Past Continuous

Here comes the second post in our new series on the English tense system. The past continuous is a fairly simple tense to learn and use. For example, I could tell you what I did yesterday afternoon: On Wednesday afternoon I was walking through the beautiful Park Labyrinth in Horta with my friend Cat and her … Continue reading

The Past Simple

The Past Simple

Welcome to the first blog post on the tense system in English! I wanted to create a video series on all the English tenses for a long time and this week I have finally started with this project. You can expect at least one video per week for the next few months. In the first … Continue reading