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The Present (1)


The Present of Ele: Statements
(l am tall. I am not a good dancer.)
The Present of Ele: Questions
(Are you OK? Yes, I am.)
Statements
The Present Progressive:
(She is talking. She is not sleeping.)
The Present Progressive: Questions
(Are you sleeping? No, l'm not.)
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The Present

(2)

The Simple Present:


(She usually drinks tea.)

Statements

The Simple Present: Questions


(Do you laugh a lot? Yes, we do.)
Non-Action Verbs
(l see the moon.)
Present Progressive and Simple Present
(They're watching TV./ They watch TV every day.)
The lmperative
(Open the door! Don't touch the plate!)
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The Past
The Past ot Be
(Were you there yesterday? Yes, lwas')
The Simple Past of Regular Verbs: Statements
(He painted a picture YesterdaY.)
The Simple Past of lrregular
(We saw the movie last night.)

Verbs:

The Simple Past: Questions


(Did they come alone? Yes, theY did.)
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Future
The Future with Be going to
(Theyare going to change soon.)

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The Future with W1II


(He will leave at 5:OO.He won't stay.)
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Word Order
Word Order: Statements
(Theyread the book to their children.)

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Word Order: Wh- Questions


(Who did you ask? / Who asked you?)
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Nouns, Articles,

and Gluantifiers

Nouns: Common/Proper,Singular/Plural
(Harrods sellspianos from Japan.)

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Nouns: Count/Non-Count
(Cream?Sugar? One teaspoon? Two teaspoons?)
Articles: A/An and The
(lt's not a closet. lt's the kitchen!)

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No article (Al or The


(l love music. The music here is great!)

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Gluantifiers: Sorne and Any


(Didyou buy any clothes?)
Gluantifiersz Many, Much, A few, A little, A lot of
(He has a lot of things, but not much space.)

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There is, There are


(There'sa fly in my soup!)
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Pronouns

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and Possessives

Pronouns: Subject and Object


(He gave her a gift. She thanked him.)

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Possessives
(ls this Amber's book? lt isn't mine.)

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This, That, These, Those


(This isn't my bag. That's my bag.)

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One, Ones
(The white ones or the black ones?)

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and Adverbs

Adjectives
(The dog is nice. It's a nice dog.)
Gomparisons: As...as
(Ryokois as short as Anne.)
Gomparative Adiectives
(He's older than me.)
Superlative Adiectives
(lt's the longest noodle in the world.)
with Very, Too, and Enough
Adjectives
(ls it big enough? lt's too small.)
and Adverbs
Adjectives
(The music is nice. They skate nicely.)
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Modals

Ability: Can, Could


(He can run, but he can't flY.)
Suggestions= Why don't, Let's, How about
(Let's go to the cafeteria.)
Requests= Will, Would, Can, Could
(Couldyou open the door for me?)
Permission= May, Can, Could
(Can we swim here? No, You can't!)
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Gerunds

and lnfinitives

Gerunds and Infinitives


(She enjoys exercising. / She wants to exercise')

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Infinitives of PurPose
0 use it to send e-mail')

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TWo-Word Verbs'

Connectors

Prepositions of Tjme
(We'ltarrive on Monday at 8:OOA.M.)

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Prepositions of Place
(tt's in the livingroom, on the table')

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Prepositions of Movement
(Go across the bridge. Walk along the river')

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TWo-Word Verbs: InseParable


(Let's dressuP and eat out.)

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TWo-Word Verbs: SeParable


(Turn off the alarm clock. / Turn it off')

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[EFl Sentence Gonnectors= and, but, or, so, because


fb1lEl fge buys the paper because he likesthe cartoons')
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Irregular Verbs

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Common Non-Action Verbs

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Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund


(Base Form of Verb + -ing)

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Common Verbs Followed by the Infrnitive


(?o + Base Form of Verb)

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Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infrnitive


Some Verbs that Can Have Ttvo Objects

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APPENDIX8

Some Common Trwo-WordVerbs


Some Common Nouns with Irregular Plural Forms

APPENDIX9

Some CommonNon-Count Nouns

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APPENDIX7

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Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives and Quantifrers

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x 1 2 Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

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APPENDIX13 Some Common Measure Words

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APPENDIX14 Some Common Abbreviations


APPENDIX15 Some Common Prepositions
APPENDIX16 Contractions with Verb Forms
APPENDIX17 Spelling Rules for Base Form of Verb + -ing
(Present Progressiveand Gerund)

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APPENDIX18 Spelling Rules for the Simple Present:


Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)

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APPENDIX19 Spelling Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs

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APPENDIX20 Spelling Rules for Regular Plural Nouns


APPENDIX21 Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and
Superlative (-est) of Adjectives
APPENDIX22 Speliing Rules for Adverbs Ending in -ly

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APPENDIX23 Some Capitalization and Punctuation Rules


APPENDIX24 Pronunciation Table
APPENDIX25 Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present:
Third-Person Singular (he, she, it)
APPENDIX26 Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past of Regular Verbs
APPENDIX27 Pronunciation Rules for Regular Plural Nouns

Glossary
Index
Ansurer

Key

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