Grammar training

Stative vs Active verbs

One of the most common challenges facing many learners of Business English is when to use '-ing'. Whilst there are many different rules governing this -e.g. Do we need a 'continuous' form, do we need a gerund (a verb made into a noun), there are some basic rules that can [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Grammar training|0 Comments

The Present Perfect

Present Perfect is one of the most challenging grammatical points in the English language. For most of our Business English participants, the Present Perfect in English is very different to the Present Perfect in their own language. This means having to grapple with difficult concepts such as finished and unfinished [...]

By | April 23rd, 2016|Grammar training|0 Comments

Conjugated English verb list

I decided to create a list of conjugated English verbs (based on the Oxford English grammar rules) to help with the grammar forms and also because I've had a number of students come to me with information printed off the web which was either a confusing mix of British and [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Grammar training|0 Comments

Simple present vs present continuous

What is the difference between "I am living in Munich" and "I live in Munich?" If you are not sure, read on. Knowing when to choose between the simple present tense and the present continuous tense (also known as the present progressive) is a common challenge amongst beginners and intermediate [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|Grammar training|0 Comments

Prepositions of time: rules and quiz

In, at, on, to, for, by?   Prepositions are one of the hardest grammar points for learners of Business English to get right. For many people, the rules - if they even exist - seem illogical. Why is it correct to say in English that are we 'on' the bus, and [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Grammar training|2 Comments
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