A: He speaks.
N: He does not speak.
Q: Does he speak?
action in the present taking place once, never or several...
[used to + VERB]
I used to go to the beach every day.
It is better not to use "used to" in questions or negative forms; however, this is sometimes done in informal spoken English. It is better to ask questions and create negative sentences using Simple Past.
USE 1 Habit in...
[has/have + past participle]
You have seen that movie many times.
Have you seen that movie many times?
You have not seen that movie many times.
USE 1 Unspecified Time Before Now
We use the Present Perfect to say that an action happened at an...
Simple Future has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to." Although the two forms can sometimes be used interchangeably, they often express two very different meanings. These different meanings might seem too abstract at first, but with time and practice, the...
[VERB+ed] or irregular verbs
You called Debbie.
Did you call Debbie?
You did not call Debbie.
USE 1 Completed Action in the Past
Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. Sometimes, the...
[am/is/are + present participle]
You are watching TV.
Are you watching TV?
You are not watching TV.
USE 1 Now
Use the Present Continuous with Norma l Verbs to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. It can also be used to...
[VERB] + s/es in third person
You speak English.
Do you speak English?
You do not speak English.
USE 1 Repeated Actions
Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event,...
Adjectives and Prepositions
Some adjectives need a preposition before their object. There doesn't seem to be a logical rule, I'm afraid! We just need to learn them.
Here are some of the most common ones:
France is famous for its food.
He is very proud of his new...
Adjective + Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds
The following is ONLY A SAMPLE LIST of the most commonly used adjective + preposition combinations that can be followed by gerunds.
He is accustomed to having his own office.
Active / Passive Verb Forms
Sentences can be active or passive. Therefore, tenses also have "active forms" and "passive forms." You must learn to recognize the difference to successfully speak English.
In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and...