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English Language and Grammar - Tenses and Aspects

——   Created by Derek Smith

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1h 29m
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Learn all about tenses and aspects. Each lesson looks at once tense/aspect combination, showing how to form it, when to use it and plenty of examples.

We also cover reported speech.

The course project

Each tense/aspect combination video has a downloadable PDF file for you to use and reference offline.

Reading is a great way to improve your language skills. I can't recommend it highly enough.

As a form of project, next time you read some English text, really concentrate on the verbs, especially the tenses used. Do you recognise the tenses that were used and why a particular tense was used? Can you identify the aspects that were used, and why they were used.

If you do this exercise regularly, you will find that you will gain more insight into the subtext. For example, if the present simple is used to describe someone's job, then you know that this job is their normal, full-time job. However, if the present continuous is used, then you will know that this only is a temporary position.

Without knowing how tenses and aspects are used, this (possibly important) information might have been overlooked or misunderstood.

14 Lessons

3 mins
free preview
7 mins
Simple present
free preview
8 mins
Present continuous
9 mins
Present perfect
7 mins
Present perfect continuous
8 mins
Past simple
9 mins
Past continuous
7 mins
Past perfect
7 mins
Past perfect continuous
7 mins
Future simple
7 mins
Future continuous
5 mins
Future perfect
6 mins
Future perfect continuous
8 mins
Reported speech

About the instructor

Derek Smith
Derek Smith
  • 9 courses

Hello, I'm Derek - a qualified and experienced English trainer.

I have an IT background and have been teaching English to adults for over 10 …

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  • Project included
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  • 1h 29m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
  • 1 peer to work with
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