In questions, we usually place the first verb before the subject: "Are you still awake?" ("You" is the subject.)
We use the present perfect to talk about an action or event that began in the past but that is still happening or is unfinished: "I've had a headache for hours."
"Are you learning English?" We make the present continuous with am / is / are and the -ing form of the verb. We use this tense to talk about things that are happening at the moment.
"Do you like whisky?" We form questions in the present simple tense with the helping verb do. The present simple is used to talk about routines and general truths.
Knowing when to say bring and when to say take can be tricky. Our latest Basics exercise will help you get it right!
Last Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day. Had you heard of it? Practise finding your way around the past tenses in English with the second part of our Grammar to go! special.
Feeling tense because you don't know whether to use the present simple or the present perfect continuous? Try our review of the tenses — the most important ways of expressing the past, present and future in English.
Owen Connors asks: "What shocks and surprises will 2014 bring?"
In this exercise, we'll show you when you need reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, etc.) and when you don't.
When we talk about mixed conditionals, we usually mean a combination of the second and third conditionals. Find out more and get some practice in a short exercise.
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