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Pronouns

By | December 6, 2017

Pronoun merujuk pada kata-kata seperti  I, Me, My, Mine, We, Us, Ours, You, Yours, He, Him, His, dan lain-lain, yang dipakai untuk menggantikan orang atau benda yang sedang kita bicarakan. Ada beberapa jenis pronoun: personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, possessive determiner, dan reciprocal pronoun. Kita menggunakan pronoun ketika berbicara langsung dengan orang yang sedang kita ajak bicara (misalnya, you),… Read More »

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense

By | December 28, 2015

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense is used to describe: 1. something that started at some point in the past, continued for a period of time up to a certain point in the past, and was still in progress when another action took place. Examples: a. I had been living in Chicago for three years when all my families… Read More »

The Past Continuous Tense

By | February 5, 2018

The past continuous tense is used to describe: 1. an unfinished action  in the past that was interrupted by another action; Imagine you started to watch a TV program at around 7 pm last night. You continued to watch it for a few minutes. When you were in the middle of watching the program, which means your watching… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta.… Read More »

Question Words: Exercise 2

By | December 11, 2017

Instruction: For each question word given, make a question based on the sentence. Example: John usually has scrambled eggs for breakfast. a. What: What does John usually have for breakfast? b. Who: Who usually has scrambled eggs for breakfast? 1. Pedestrians often throw away wastepaper on the sidewalk. a. Who b. What c. Where 2. Thirty nine students… Read More »

Few & A few: Pilih Yang Mana?

By | December 6, 2017

Few  dan a few dua-duanya dikelompokkan sebagai determiners, dan kalau digunakan dengan kata benda (noun), few dan a few diletakkan sebelum kata benda tersebut. Sekilas memang tampak sama. Tetapi, dilihat dari sisi makna sebenarnya berbeda. . Few Few berarti not many, alias tidak banyak, atau sedikit. Jika sobat pembaca mengatakan, misalnya, “Few people gathered in the town square’,… Read More »

Many/Much & A lot of: Exercise 2

By | December 6, 2017

Instruction: Decide whether to use many, much, or a lot of. 1. I need to buy a text book, but I don’t have … money. 2. She needs … glasses for the party. That’s why she has borrowed a hundred from her neighbor. 3. He seems to be dehydrated. He needs to drink … water. 4. I know… Read More »

The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise 1

By | February 16, 2018

Instruction: Complete each of the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in the brackets. Use the present perfect tense. Example: I (know) … Jim for a long time. I have known Jim for a long time. She (live) … in that hotel since last month. I (see) … this film before. I don’t want to… Read More »

The Present Perfect Tense

By | December 11, 2017

The present perfect tense is a little bit tricky for non-native speakers of English.  What I mean by tricky is that the action itself is in the past, but still relevant or has connection with the present. When you say I’ve lost the wallet  that means you LOST the wallte in the PAST, but you have not got… Read More »