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Will Continuous and Will Perfect - GA15

Aspect and Tenses Course Grammar

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These Activities focus on the grammar of English. English grammar compared to other grammars is quite simple, but in its simplicity lies its complexity. The Activities here cover all aspects of English grammar from the aspects and tenses to sentence structures. English grammar covers the structure of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and entire texts. There are eight parts of speech in English: nouns, determiners, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. The largest of these parts of speech are the nouns which, unlike most European languages, do not have grammatical gender. English grammar has largely done away with the inflectional case system of other European languages and bases its grammar on analytic constructions. The Activities in this category will go some way to helping you get a better understanding of English grammar.    

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In Grammar Activation Pack 13, we looked at how we use will and shall to talk about the future. In this Pack we will be looking at other ways to use will to talk about the future. You already know that the future tense is marked by will, the continuous aspect is marked by be +ing, and the perfect aspect is marked by have plus past participle. In this pack we will be looking at the differences between the future continuous the future perfect, and the future perfect continuous. The future continuous tell us that at a time in the future the action will be ongoing. We can use will be +ing in a similar way to be going to to talk about things we plan to do.    

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Will Continuous and Will Perfect

Grammar Activation Pack 15

Will Be +ing
Will Have +PP

In Grammar Activation Pack 13, we looked at how we use will and shall to talk about the future.

In this Pack we will be looking at other ways to use will to talk about the future.

You already know that the future tense is marked by will, the continuous aspect is marked by be +ing, and the perfect aspect is marked by have plus past participle.

In this pack we will be looking at the differences between the future continuous the future perfect, and the future perfect continuous.

Future Continuous and Future Perfect

You have been waiting for this new Grammar Activation Pack for a week.

Over the next half an hour or so, you will be reading through it with me, and you will be testing your understanding in the Grammar Activator.

In an hour from now, you will have finished the whole pack and will have learnt how to use the future continuous, the future perfect, and the future perfect continuous correctly.

Present Perfect Continuous

You have been waiting for this new Grammar Activation Pack for a week.

Future Continuous

Over the next half an hour or so, you will be reading through it with me, and you will be testing your understanding in the Grammar Activator.

Future Perfect

In an hour from now, you will have finished the whole pack and will have learnt how to use the future continuous, the future perfect, and the future perfect continuous correctly.

Will Be +ing

The future continuous tell us that at a time in the future the action will be ongoing.

This time next week, you will be enjoying new English Activation Packs here at Britlish.

Will Be +ing
vs Will

This time next week, you will be enjoying new English Activation Packs here at Britlish.

Wait till next week and then you will have a new Grammar Activation Pack.

Continuous Forms

Students were studying.

Students are studying.

Students will be studying.

Will Be +ing
or Be Going To

We can use will be +ing in a similar way to be going to to talk about things we plan to do.

I will be making new English Activation Packs every week.

I am going to make new English Activation Packs every week.

I won’t be making many new YouTube videos.

I am not going to make many new YouTube videos.

Perfect Continuous Forms

I have been teaching English for 19 years.

Next year, I will have been teaching English for 20 years.

When I started teaching English online, I had been teaching English in classrooms for over 6 years.

Aspect and Tenses

A comprehensive English course covering the tenses and aspects of English in an easy-to-understand format with lots of self-test exercises to check your understanding. You will learn all you need to know about the 3 Key Verbs of English: Be, Do, Have. This course will let you see just how simple English grammar is. We will explore the present simple, the past simple, the present continuous, the post continuous, the present perfect and the present perfect past and present, along with present perfect time markers, the present perfect continuous, the past perfect and the past perfect continuous.

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Past Simple - GA3

I told you about the past and present tenses in Grammar Activation Pack 1. I also introduced you to the aspects – simple, continuous, and perfect, and showed you why the three key verbs, do, be, and have, are so important. In Grammar Activation Pack 2, I looked at the Present tense, simple aspect. In this Grammar Activation Pack, I am going to tell you how the first of the key verbs, do, and is used for the simple aspect, past tense. The simple aspect of the past tense is marked by the auxiliary verb did, even when it appears to be missing. You might want to refresh your memory of the hidden do by taking another look at Grammar Activation Pack 1. This British English grammar is essential for all students of English and the many exercises in the pack will help you master it quickly and enjoyably.

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Present Continuous - GA4

I told you about the past and present tenses in Grammar Activation Pack 1. I also introduced you to the aspects – simple, continuous, and perfect, and showed you why the three key verbs, do, be, and have, are so important. In Grammar Activation Packs 2 and 3, I looked at the Present and Past tense of the simple aspect. In this Grammar Activation Pack, I am going to tell you how the second of the key verbs, be, is used for the continuous aspect, present tense. The continuous aspect is marked by the auxiliary verb be plus an ing form of a non-finite verb. There are 5 finite inflected forms of the verb be: am, is, are, and was, were. You already know that the inflected forms of be, am, is, and are, mark the present tense and that the inflected forms of be, was, and were, mark the past tense. In this Grammar Activation Pack, I will be looking at the present tense, continuous aspect. I will look at the past tense, continuous aspect in the next pack. This British English grammar is essential for all students of English and the many exercises in the pack will help you master it quickly and enjoyably.    

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Present Perfect - GA6

I explained about the Key Verbs, be, do, and have and their inflected tenses in Grammar Activation Pack 1. I have looked at the simple and continuous aspects, both present and past tense in Grammar Activation Packs 2 to 5. In this Grammar Activation Pack, I am going to tell you how the third of the key verbs, have, is used for the perfect aspect, present tense. When a form of the verb have is not followed by a past participle it is acting as a main verb, not an auxiliary verb and the perfect aspect is not formed. We only have the perfect aspect if one of the inflected forms of have comes before a past participle. This British English grammar is essential for all students of English and the many exercises in the pack will help you master it quickly and enjoyably.

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