Adverbs of Attitude

Adverbs of attitude express the speaker’s attitude towards an action. They are generally used to refer to whole sentences...

Agent in Passive Voice

Agent represents the person or a thing that performs the action, subject of an active sentence.

All vs Whole

All and whole refer to complete, entire things. They have similar meanings but they are used in different ways.

Alternatives to If

There are other conjunctions that we can to introduce conditionals.

Articles with Abstract Nouns

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

Be to + Infinitive in Passive Voice

We find to be to + infinitive to discuss official arrangements, orders or official instructions.We use the passive form...

Causal Clauses

Causal clauses express the cause or the reason of the main clause.

Changes of Modal Verbs in Reported Speech

Some modals in reported speech also shift back in time just like tenses do.

Changes of Pronouns in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we change the first person pronouns according to the subject of the reporting verb.

Changes of Tenses in Reported Speech

While using reported speech, we shift the sentence’s tense back.

Common Noun and Preposition Combinations

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

Conditional with Wish and If only

If only and wish are used to show our regrets or wishes in the past and the present and...

Conditional with Would Rather

When we want to express preferences, we use would rather.

Consecutive Clauses

Consecutive clauses are two clauses linked in one clause by connectors.

Contrastive Clauses

Contrastive clauses are used to emphasize the contrast between two clauses.

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...

Direct Speech vs Reported Speech

Direct speech is the depiction of the original words.Reported speech is when we want to report one person’s speech...

Each vs Every

We use the determiners each and every to indicate quantity.

Emphatic Imperative

Emphatic imperatives are mostly used for polite requests.

Future Continuous for Prediction

We use the future continuous tense for different purposes. One of them is for making predictions and guessing about...

Future Perfect

The future perfect tense is used to talk about a completed action in the future.

Future Perfect Continuous

We use future perfect continuous tense to talk about a continuous action that will be completed at some point...

Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs with difference in meaning

Sometimes, after certain verbs, we find the gerund (when acting as a noun) or the infinitive, but the meaning...

Gerunds and Infinitives with Verbs without difference in meaning

Sometimes, after certain verbs, we find the gerund (when acting as a noun) or the infinitive and the meaning...

Have and Get as Causative verbs

Causative verbs are verbs that show the reason why something took place.

Imperative in Passive Voice

Imperative clauses are used when people tell someone else to do something (an advice, a suggestion, a request, a...

Inversion after Negative and Restrictive Expressions

We use inversion when there are negative or restrictive expressions.

Inversion in Conditional Sentences

Inversion is used in conditional sentences to make sentences more formal.

Let and Make as Causative verbs

Causative verbs are verbs that show the reason why something took place.

Mixed Conditional Clauses

Mixed conditionals refer to conditional sentences that include two different types of conditional modals and are unreal conditional sentences...

Modal Verbs in Passive Voice

We can use passive voice with modal verbs too.

Modals Could and Need in the Past

We also Could and Need to talk about possibilities and to describe that something was different in the past.

Modals of Probability

Modals of deduction and speculation are also called modals of probability. We find them when we want to make...

Narrative Tenses

We find narrative tenses in stories and past events.

Negative Determiners

Negative determiners convey a negative meaning for clauses, words and expressions.

No and Any

We find quantifiers such as no and any with countable and uncountable nouns.

Nobody, Nothing and Somebody (Indefinite Pronouns) in Question Tags

We use question tags in different ways, depending on the kind of indefinite pronoun we use.