dilluns, 17 de gener de 2022

AFTER vs THEN

 AFTER

""After" can be:

1. PREPOSITION: very common use. AFTER + NOUN (always!)

  We will meet after lunch

  I will go after you 

2. CONJUNCTION: AFTER + sentence

We can go to the beach after we have finished our homework

THEN

It's an adverb. It connects one sentence with the previous one.

They spent two hours working and then they went to the restaurant

If you wish to use AFTER you have to write AFTER THAT

They spent two hours working and after that they went to the restaurant


dijous, 6 de gener de 2022

ZERO, FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD CONDITIONALS

 

Explanation 1 : Spanish

Explanation  2: short explanation + links to exercises

Explanation 3

EXERCISES:

Englishpage: lots of exercises on the three conditionals.

Englisch-hilfen: lots of exercises on the three conditionals.

dilluns, 20 de desembre de 2021

ACTUALLY versus NOWADAYS

 ACTUALLY is not used to refer to time. It means IN FACT:

‘Hi, Mary. What a pleasant surprise!’ ‘Actually my name is Alice.’
I hear that you're a doctor. ~ Well, actually, I'm a dentist.
You are a doctor, right?’ ‘Well, actually, I’m a teacher.’
‘I don’t think you have sent the money, have you?’ ‘I have, actually.’
I have got a promotion. Actually, they have made me the manager.
‘Did you enjoy the movie?’ ‘Very much, actually.’



NOWADAYS, THESE DAYS or TODAY refer to the PRESENT TIME.

I don’t watch TV very much nowadays. There’s so much rubbish on. It’s not like it used to be.
These days you never see a young person give up their seat for an older person on the bus.
Today’s family structures are quite different from those of 100 years ago.
People don't wear hats much nowadays.