Tuesday, 28 January 2014
These words are often used with the present perfect tense although yet, still and already can all be used with other tenses.
‘Just’ is usually used only with the present perfect tense and it means ‘a short time ago’.
I’ve just seen Susan coming out of the cinema.
Mike’s just called. Can you ring him back please?
Have you just taken my pen? Where has it gone?
In the present perfect, ‘just’ comes between the auxiliary verb (‘have’) and the past participle.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Use: Too means there is a lot of something. It shows a negative opinion.
It’s too hot = It is very hot and I don’t like it.
- You can use too before an adjective.
- You can also use it before an adverb,
- Before a noun, use too much (uncountable nouns) or many (countable nouns).
I ate too many sandwiches.
- You can also use too much after a verb.
Paul drinks too much.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
This is the form that most people immediately associate with the future tense, but it is in fact restricted in its use. It has two main functions.
- the first is to talk about unplanned or spontaneous future events;
- the second is for predictions that are not based on current evidence.
Some examples should help to clarify the different meanings:
(The telephone rings) I'll get it.
I'll make us a cup of coffee.