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Articles with Abstract Nouns

Abstract nouns are nouns that refer to intangible things. They fall into two classes: countables and uncountables.

Aspectos del tiempo

Being able to introduce oneself.

Attributive and Predicative Adjectives

Adjectives can be attributive or predicative, depending on their position.

Auxiliary use of Need

The verb need is both an ordinary verb and an auxiliary-modal verb.

Auxiliary Verbs

An auxiliary verb is a helping verb that has no meaning on its own but gives functional and grammatical...

Be going to

To be going to is a structure that refers to the future.

Be going to

We can use be going to to express commands, predictions and things that are about to happen.

Before as Conjunction

Before is used as a conjunction to refer to the order of actions in a sentence.

Can and Could: Modals of Ability

Could is the past form of the modal verb can. These are types of modal auxiliary verbs used to...

Can: Modals of Ability

The verb can is a modal verb used to express the idea of ability or opportunity, to express the...

Cause and Effect Conjunctions

Cause and effect conjunctions are used to introduce clauses with the purpose to express the concept of cause and...

Clauses of Purpose

Expressions of purpose link two clauses expressing purpose and reason.

Collective Nouns

Collective nouns refer to a noun describing groups of two or more people, animals or things.

Common Adjective and Preposition Combinations

Certain adjectives are used only with specific prepositions.

Common Noun and Preposition Combinations

Noun and preposition combinations are common collocations of nouns and prepositions.

Common Prepositions

Prepositions are small words that connect elements in a sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about...

Comparative Clauses: As … as

The comparative of equality (as…as clause) is used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities...

Comparative Correlative Clause: The… the

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs are used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities between...

Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs

The comparison of adjectives and adverbs is used to compare things, people or actions, expressing the equalities or inequalities...

Comparisons with Like

Like as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

Compound Nouns

A compound noun is a noun formed by a combination of words.

Compound Nouns for Jobs

A compound noun is a noun formed by two or more existing words which are combined to create a...

Concessive Clauses – 1

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main...

Concessive Clauses – 2

A concessive clause is usually a subordinate clause that expresses a contrast with the concept formulated in the main...

Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that function as a link between different clauses or elements in sentences.We use conjuctions for: alternatives,...

Conjunctions: And, But, Because, When

Conjunctions are words that function as a link between different clauses or elements in sentence.The main conjunctions are: and,...

Correlative Conjunctions – Part 1

Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions that come in pairs.

Correlative Conjunctions – Part 2

Correlative conjunctions are conjunctions that come in pairs.

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable nouns are nouns considered as separate objects that can be counted with numbers.Uncountable nouns refer to things we...

Dare as a semi-modal verb

The verb dare is both a main verb and a semi-modal verb. It means to challenge someone to do...

Defining Relative Clauses

Defining relative clauses are clauses that give essential information in order to define the person or thing we are...

Definite Articles

Articles are words that define nouns.We use the definite article to refer to specific things.

Degree Modifiers with Superlatives

Superlative adjectives/adverbs are determiners used to make a comparison between things, people or actions, expressing the superiority of one...

Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives are used to place objects in space and identify their position.Near: This/These Far: That/Those

Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are determiners used instead of nouns to refer to things and identify their position and distance from...

Do: Auxiliary verb

Do as an auxiliary verb is used to form the negative and interrogative sentences of other verbs, as well...

Each other and One other

We use the reciprocal pronouns each other and one other to refer to subjects that are related.

Each vs Every

We use the determiners each and every to indicate quantity.

Ellipsis

Ellipsis takes place when we omit words to avoid repetitions or when the meaning can be understood without them.