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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Relative Clause (adjective clause)

What does a relative clause look like?
  • This is the book which I like the most.
The clause “which I like the most” tells us about the book; it is a relative clause.

  •  Mary likes the man who helped her yesterday.
  •  She wishes to return to the place where she went to last month.
Which pronouns are used to begin the relative clause? 
We use these relative pronouns to begin a relative clause.

What is a clause?

            What is a clause?             Read in Khmer
    A group of words that includes a subject and a verb, and forms a sentence or part of a sentence
 ( Oxford University Press, 2010:Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th edition)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Future perfect continuous

Study this example situation:                        Read in Khmer
          Mr. Pheary is a teacher of English. He started teaching in 2005. Now he is still teaching English.  So, by 2015, he will have been teaching English for 10 years.

The highlighted sentence is called the future perfect continuous tense.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Future perfect simple

Study this example situation:
          David is going to watch a football match on TV tomorrow. The match starts at 1am and finishes at 3 am. So we can say, at 3:15 am tomorrow the football match will have finished.

The highlighted sentence is called the future perfect simple.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Future Continuous Tense

Read in Khmer
Study this example situation:
          From Monday to Friday, Mr. Kun Chay starts work at 7 and finishes at 11.Today is Monday, so we can say:
 At 8 o’clock today he is working.
And at 8 o’clock tomorrow he will be working.
          The highlighted sentence is called the future continuous.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Use ‘will’ or ‘going to’?

@ ‘Will’ and ‘going to” are used to mark the future; however, they express different situations or activities.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Going to

          Study this situation:                                                Read in Khmer

          Mr. Sambath and Miss Thida have married for 5 years. They work so hard to save some money. Having seen this situation, one of their friends asked, “why are you working so hard?” “We are going to buy a house.” they said

          Get started:

          Have they decided to buy a house before they tell their friend?
          (If you aren’t sure, look at the use below)