Grammar - Elementary
My father is a doctor.
To make questions using the verb 'to be', you do not use auxiliary verbs such as 'to do' or 'to have' that other verbs and tenses use. You just need to invert the subject and verb, as shown in the table above.Examples.
Are you from Brazil or Argentina?
To make negative sentences using the verb 'to be', you only need to add 'not' after the verb.
Madrid isn't in Portugal.
It's common also to use contractions, using an apostrophe to replace vowels.Examples.
Adjectives in English are always singular and before the noun.
A big tree.
There are complex rules that determine adjective order. The most important things to remember are:
A large green tree.
Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives
We use before a verb:
I live in Italy.
We use after a verb, as a verb's object.
I like him.
We use to show possession before nouns.
My name is James.
We use different question words in English to ask different types of questions, questions about people, times, places, etc.
The words can also be used alone to make informal questions:
Q: I love this TV show.
Q: I have to see my mother.
Here are the most common question words in English:
Why do you study so much?
Have, like To Be and To Do, is a very powerful and flexible verb in English.
There are also many expressions that use "to have".
Have a chat - speak with somebody.
And we also use "have + noun" to make other expressions.
Have a drink of water if you are feeling thirsty.
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