Category: Grammar

Uses of the simple present tense

We have already learned that the simple present tense is used to talk about your routine activities or habits. It has several other uses, too. Jobs, hobbies, habits, interests etc. You can use the...

Direct and indirect objects after explain

To explain is to make something clear by giving a detailed description. Can you explain how an aeroplane flies? Can you explain the meaning of this poem? How do you explain your erratic behaviour?...

Doubt that / Doubt if / Doubt whether

To doubt is to be skeptical concerning something. We can use a clause after doubt. Clauses after the verb doubt can be introduced by whether, if or that. I doubt that anyone can be...

Uses of can and could

The modal auxiliaries can and could have several uses. They are used to talk about ability and possibility, to ask for and give permission, and to make requests and offers. Examples are given below....

Simple present tense overview

The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals. Before you start learning this tense form, think about things you do...

When to use the simple present tense

The simple present tense is used to talk about our everyday activities – things that we do regularly or at specific intervals. Before you start learning this tense form, think about things you do...

Combine using so…that…

The subordinating conjunction so…that… is used to indicate result. Study the example given below. He looked very ill. I felt sorry for him. We can combine these two sentences into one. He looked so...

Volitive future

Study the following sentence. You shall hear your father’s story. The tense used in the above sentence is not simple future but volitive future. In volitive future, shall takes the place of will and...