The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on November 25th. Practice vocabulary with this word search puzzle and crossword.
Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It’s celebrated every year on February 14th. Practice Valentine’s day vocabulary with this collection of 4 worksheets and puzzles.
You probably learned “How are you?” and “I’m fine, thank you. And you?” in textbooks before, but native English speakers answer it in a different way. Unfortunately, replying to this question with “I’m fine” can still be found in many English textbooks. It’s not the natural way to greet someone and actually may be rude or negative.
Here are some other phrases that you can use instead of “I’m fine”
How are you?
Now, let’s look at some different ways to ask how someone is. These ways are much more common.
Hey, how’s it going?
How do you do? / Howdy? (informal)
How are you doing? / How ya doing? (informal)
How have you been? / How’ve you been?
Category: VERB TENSES
THE FORMS OF PRESENT CONTINUOUS / PROGRESSIVE
Affirmative: (am/is/are) + [VERB + ing]
Negative: (am/is/are) + not + [VERB + ing]
Interrogative: (am/is/are) + SUBJECT + [VERB + ing]
You can add a question word (what, where, who, why, etc.) before the verb to be (am, is, or are) to ask for more information.
Spelling rules for [VERB + ing]
Here are the spelling rules:
What to read next
Generally, if you use the same subject pronoun in a compound sentence, you don’t need to mention it again unless the subject pronoun or the tense change.
We always use a pronoun after the verbs “hope” and “think”:
We always use a pronoun after “because”, “but” and “so”:
1. She laughed and cried.
2. I am tired, so I decided to stay in bed all day.
4. I can play soccer, but I don't play very well.
5. I got up late because I was very tired.
6. I think I will do my homework.
7. I hope I will see you later.
9. She missed the train because her watch stopped, and she had to get a taxi home.