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Improving Grammar with Tanya and Dan


Improving Grammar with Tanya and Dan

My dear friends! Being a professional teacher of English grammar, I decided to start this group to help you improve your knowledge of the subject. Many members asked me to do it and I do feel like that! So, I am planning to start a few discussions where you will be able to ask me questions or to have some practice. I'd also like to involve my husband, a native speaker, who is supposed to be helpful. So, how do you feel about such a group?

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Why not to write something for us to correct your mistakes?

Started by Tanya. Last reply by Danny Clark 13 hours ago. 110 Replies

I propose you to write any text here if you'd like to have it corrected. People mostly learn from their own mistakes! Just give it a try! You will succeed sooner or later! And be confident! We are…Continue

The Third Person, And The Role Of Adjectives In The Verbs.

Started by Bijan. Last reply by Bijan Mar 18. 6 Replies

Hi, my dear teachers, Sometimes, I have a doubt about the verb that I should use with the third person. I certainly know that I should use with "he, she, it" the verbs that gets "S".Examples:1. He…Continue

What does IT MEAN??

Started by Onee-chan. Last reply by Onee-chan Mar 7. 44 Replies

Dear my teachers,I hope you don't mind if I make a new discussion for this. If any other members have the kind of questions, I hope they can share it here.This discussion is about the meaning or…Continue

Which sentences are correct?

Started by Bijan. Last reply by Bijan Mar 3. 18 Replies

Hi, my dear teachers, Here are my sentences:  1. Tom wanted not to go to London. 2. Tom didn't want to go to london. 3. Mary wants not to learn any language. 4. Mary doesn't want to learn any…Continue

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Comment by bet on April 10, 2017 at 12:20 teachers mean same
Comment by Danny Clark on April 10, 2017 at 12:03

Dear Bet, LET'S DO is LET US DO. It is easy. Now, about participles. No, BEING HEARD or BEING READ is the passive form. It means "when something was heard/read". BEING is the present form of a participle.

As I am a teacher, I know how to teach.

Being a teacher I know how to teach.

As I have been a teacher for many years, I know.......

Having been a teacher for many years, I know....

Comment by bet on April 10, 2017 at 11:50

Well, I want to know the difference between being heard and having been a teacher or anything else!

Actually now I know being heard, being read means after reading or doing something but what is the meaning of having been?

And what is let's do is it let us do?

Comment by Danny Clark on April 8, 2017 at 13:29

Dear Simran, we use tghe perfect infintive to show we speak about the past, but it is a long story. I posted a blog on this subject some time ago. Please, read it and if you still have questions, I will answer them. Here is the link:

Comment by simran on April 8, 2017 at 2:57
Hello dear teachers , I have a confusion about models.
why we use have with modals.
like May have, might have,can have, could have.
Comment by bet on March 28, 2017 at 11:52

okay, thanks.

Comment by bet on March 28, 2017 at 11:52

okay, thanks.

Comment by Danny Clark on March 28, 2017 at 11:44

Bet, first I described some diferent situation with the lock. Now,  if you say "I am going to read ths book" it means that at the moment you have such intention, nothing more

Comment by Danny Clark on March 28, 2017 at 11:41

Dear Bet, if you want to open the umbrela, kust say "I wil open the umbrela"

Comment by bet on March 28, 2017 at 11:18

but you said if we say...I am going to fix the keys means I will not fix it so if I say..I am going to read the book what does it mean?


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