Category Grammar and Usage

Podcast #11 Not Just a Simple Question!

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Questions

Can you help me clean the house? Can’t you help me clean the house? Is $40 a high price for a belt? Isn’t $40 a high price for a belt? Shouldn’t we call and make a reservation? Wouldn’t you like to come in the house for a while? Won’t you be coming to the family […] Read More

Podcast #10 Asking Questions

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Questions

Question words: Who, What, Why, When, Where, How Patterns: Question word + is/are/am/was/were Question word + helping verb (do-does-did, have-has-had, may-must-might, can-could, will-would, shall-should) Examples: When can you come over for dinner? Why does he talk so loudly? Who is that man over there? Where should I plan to meet you? How will he pay […] Read More

Podcast #6 Could’ve Would’ve Should’ve

 Published in the category Contractions, Grammar and Usage

I could’ve run another mile. I would’ve given my friend a ride home. I should’ve listened to my father. Last Saturday my friend called and asked me to help him cut down a tree. I should’ve told him I wasn’t feeling well. He would’ve understood. He could’ve called someone else to help. I should’ve told […] Read More

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