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Top 10 common mistakes in usage of present tenses

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In the previous article we have already discussed main rules about Present tenses in English. What if you still have questions? Let us analyze in detail the most frequently made mistakes. Present tenses are considered to be easy to learn in the English language. Despite their simplicity, students continue to make mistakes in Present Simple and Present Continuous. For this reason, GetEssayEditor.com picked the most frequent mistakes students make. It is always better to look backward over Continue reading

Writing tips: past or present tense in your novel

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We have already discussed main rules about usage of past, present and future tenses in English. Now we are going to discuss how to apply your knowledge in practice. “What tense should I use?” It is one of the most frequently asked questions when writing a novel or an essay. Are you going to narrate in present or past tense? It is always better to think twice about this issue before you start writing. Authors tend to use Past tense when writing their novels. Eventually, they are Continue reading

Grammar rules: future tenses in English

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The following article is the third one in the series about “Tenses in English”. We have already spoken about Present and Past tenses in English. We are going to learn grammar rules of future tenses in the English language. We all know that the future tenses in English is a grammatical category, which describes the event that will occur in future, after the conversation. How to form Future tense in English? If we take a look at the list of tenses in English we will see that Future Continue reading

Usage of past tenses in English

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The following article is the second one in the series about “Tenses in English”. The first article was devoted to the Present tense and how it is expressed in the language. Now, we are going to revise all past tenses that exist in the English language. As we all know, the past tense is a form of the verb that indicates the time of the action, which happened in the past. All past tenses in English we call the Past Tenses, however they may differ in duration of an action or its Continue reading

Important rules about modal verbs in English

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Wiki says: “The modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.). They can be distinguished from other verbs by their defectiveness (they do not have participle or infinitive forms) and by the fact that they do not take the ending -(e)s in the third-person singular.”  We use modal verbs to express something that can probably, certainly, or possibly happen. Modal verbs help when Continue reading

Quick revision of all present tenses

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In the article "Popular Grammar Myths You Probably Do not Know" we have already discussed the fact that English grammar is quite confusing and difficult to learn. It is necessary to master the knowledge about tense forms in order to communicate in English properly. Basically, there are twelve tenses, four forms in each tense (future, present and past). As we remember, when choosing the required tense in the English language we should also take into account completeness of the action or its Continue reading

Why you should consider the importance of punctuation

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Previously, we have already spoke about grammatical aspects of English language: gerund, prepositions, basic grammar rules. Have you ever imagined that punctuation also plays a critical part in English? Yes, punctuation really matters in English language.  It implies correct arrangement of small, sometimes hardly noticeable marks in the appropriate places in order to indicate the exact length and the meaning of the sentence. Proper punctuation is a necessity in written English. It gives Continue reading

Tips how to proofread your resume like a professional

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Everyone wants to create an outstanding resume that will prove your potential employer that you fit the position. It is obvious that resume makes a first impression of you on your prospective employer. Can you imagine that this 1 page of writing can decide your fate? That is why some people are afraid to write resume, some of them lack knowledge and writing skills. Even a small typo can keep you from getting an invitation to an interview. If you carefully proofread your resume, you may increase Continue reading

Way to use gerund in English

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Short overview A gerund is a verbal that has an –ing ending and names the action. It also has characteristics of the noun, as well as the verb. Since gerund has all characteristics of the noun, as well as an infinitive, it performs a syntactical function of this part of speech in a sentence. Therefore, in a sentence gerund usually functions as: Subject (ex. “Dancing is her favorite exercise”) Subject Complements (ex. “I am fond of reading”) Object (ex. Continue reading

Rules and usage of prepositions in English

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English grammar is a hard nut to crack. Nobody says it would be easy to learn it. But you can always rely on professional help. We have already attempted to study Most Important Grammar Rules and learned some information about Adverbs.  Now, it is a high time to come over to the preposition. Definition: The preposition is defined as a part of speech, which state the correlation between an object, a pronoun or a noun and other words in a sentence. As a rule, a word/ noun/ pronoun goes Continue reading