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• The Colours in English
• Months and Seasons
• The Days of the Week
• Nationality Words

English Grammar Step by Step: • Contents
• Introduction
• Notes
• Unit 1:  Negative and interrogative sentences
• Unit 2:  Short answers
• Unit 3:  Question tags
• Unit 4:  Questions and exclamations
• Unit 5:  So, neither, nor, either
• Unit 6:  Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel
• Unit 7:  Verb tenses: forms
• Unit 8:  Irregular verbs
• Unit 9:  Verb tenses: uses
• Unit 10:  Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns
• Unit 11: The genitive case
• Unit 12: Singular and plural nouns
• Unit 13: Gender
• Unit 14: A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every
• Unit 15: Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all
• Unit 16: A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty
• Unit 17: Enough, too, so and such
• Unit 18: Comparative and superlative sentences
• Unit 19: The adjective order
• Unit 20: Relative clauses
• Unit 21: Do and make
• Unit 22: Modal verbs
• Unit 23: Infinitives, gerunds and present participles
• Unit 24: Conditional sentences
• Unit 25: Passive sentences
• Unit 26: Reported speech
• Unit 27: Purpose
• Unit 28: Word order
• Unit 29: Inversion
• Unit 30: Connectors
• Unit 31: Prepositions
• Unit 32: Phrasal verbs

Intermediate English Grammar:
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• Unit 9:  Irregular verbs

English Grammar for Beginners:
• Contents
• Unit 1:  A, an, some any and the
• Unit 2:  Some, any + body/one, + thing, + where
• Unit 3:  Personal pronouns and possessives
• Unit 4:  Reflexive pronouns, the reciprocal pronoun "each other" and object pronouns
• Unit 5:  List of irregular verbs

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English Grammar Step by Step

     UNIT 6 - The key


1 a They are/Theyíre b Is it freezing...? c We are not/We arenít/ Weíre not d It is/Itís e I am/Iím f He is not/He isnít/Heís not g It is/Itís h Is the rain still...?; it is not/it isnít/itís not i You are/Youíre j What is it?; It is/Itís

2 a was b was not/wasnít c were d was e was f Was she run over? g was not/wasnít h were i was j was

3 a be b be c be d be e be

4 a being b being c being d being e being

5 a been b been c been d been e been

6 a is/ís b be c be d isnít/is not/ís not e is/ís f was g is/ís h be i been; are/íre j is/ís k be l are m being n been o was p is q was r are/íre s is/ís t were u been v is/ís w are x was y Where are you going? z What is/Whatís wrong?; am/ím

7 a (ordinary) Is he a nobody?; He is not a nobody/He isnít a nobody/Heís not a nobody b (auxiliary) Is my fiancť fighting...?; My fiancť is not/isnít/ís not fighting... c (auxiliary) Is it going...?; It is not/isnít/ís not going... d (ordinary) Is Belinda my...?; Belinda is not/isnít/ís not my... e (ordinary) Is Gerald very...?; Gerald is not/isnít/ís not very... f (auxiliary) Is the doctor filling...?; The doctor is not/isnít/ís not filling... g (ordinary) Is the cooker too...?; The cooker is not/isnít/ís not too... h (auxiliary) Has David been...?; David has not/hasnít/ís not been... i (ordinary) Is Roger at...?; Roger is not/isnít/ís not at... j (ordinary) Are they broke?; They are not/arenít/íre not broke

8 a possibility b supposition c obligation d plan e destiny f obligation g plan h supposition i possibility j destiny

9 a seems b is/ís c are d appears e was f were g are there h are not/arenít1 i Is there j will be


1 a Did she use to...?/Used she to...?; She did not/didnít use to.../ She used not/usednít2 to... b Did there use to...?/Used there to...?; There did not/didnít use to.../There used not/usednít to... c Did he use to...?/Used he to...?; He did not/didnít use to.../He used not/usednít to... d Did they use to...?/Used they to...?; They did not/didnít use to.../They used not/usednít to... e Did they use to...?/Used they to...?; They did not/didnít use to.../They used not/usednít to...

2 a would/used to b used to/would c used to/would d used to e would/used to

3 a is used to b get/become used to; was not used to c is used to d are not used to e was not used to

4 a used to b used to/would c used to d would/used to e is used to f used to g are used to h are used to i get/become used to j used to; get/become used to; got/became used to k are used to l am used to m would n am used to o get/become used to p used to/would q am used to r are used to s used to t used to u am used to v used to/would w get/become used to x used to y used to z used to


a would not dare b dare not/darenít c dare you d dare say/daresay e dare f Did you dare to...? g dare you h dare i did they dare j dared


1 a has (got)/ís got b Has he (got); has not/hasnít3 c have not (got)/havenít (got)/íve not got d Have you (got) e have not (got)/ havenít (got)/íve not got

2 a has not (got)/hasnít (got)/does not (or doesnít) have b Have you (got)/Do you have c has (got)/ís got d do not (or donít) generally have e have (got)/íve got

3 a is having b had c are not having d Was she having e never have

4 a have (got) b does not usually have; has (got)/will have c has d had e have (got)/will (or Ďshallí) have

5 a Iím going to have/get all my windows glazed b Iím having/getting my beard shaved tomorrow morning c We are having/getting a burglar alarm installed at home this afternoon d She had/got two of her teeth taken out e I had/got a hole burnt in my jacket when I was dancing

6 a I must have my husband wash/I must get my husband to wash the dishes b I will have to have Peter change/I will have to get Peter to change the tiles of the roof c I must have the gardener cut/I must get the gardener to cut the hedge d I had the bricklayer erect/I got the bricklayer to erect the wall of my garden yesterday e The music has/gets everybody dancing

7 a was/got b got c getting d was/got/became; get e got/became/was; got/earned

8 a going b falling; getting/becoming/growing c going d going e going/turning

9 a has b have c had d have e had

10 (suggested answers) a You had4 better wrap (yourself/yourselves) up warm(ly)/well b You had better buy another colour c We had better light a candle d She had better slow down/up r You had better put him to bed

11 (PART A) a We want to have/get a house put up here b I have (got)/Iíve got a house c We had to vote by a show of hands d She is getting/becoming/growing prettier (and prettier) e They had better wear a life-jacket f I must have the secretary type this letter for me/I must get the secretary to type this letter for me g You get your clothes dirty every time you play football h They are having a good/great time in Liverpool i The film had/got everybody crying j She had/got her eye bruised in a fight
(PART B) a has b had c have d have e had f had g felt/was h turned/went i had gone j going k went/turned l had m has gone n have o had p had/got


a went/turned; had to b Are you kidding?; am; was c was/got d is e get/become/grow f are not to g used to; were/got h am used to i getting/becoming/growing; got/became/grew j dare to k are l dare; to m has (got) n used to be; is not o be p would/used to q get/become used to r were to; had; fell; had to s is falling; be; is t is going; had u is going w am; Donít you dare/You dare w have; had/got x get; to y had z used to

1  Note that Thereíre not... is not possible.
2  Usenít can replace usednít.
3  Got is not used in short answers. See unit 2, section 2.
4  Contractions may also be used.
Author: Miquel Molina i Diez

     Pages: 1, 2 and the key

1  Negative and interrogative sentences (Page 2 and the key)
2  Short answers (Page 2 and the key)
3  Question tags (Page 2 and the key)
4  Questions and exclamations (Page 2 and the key)
5  So, neither, nor, either (the key)
6  Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel (Page 2 and the key)
7  Verb tenses: forms (Page 2 and the key)
8  Irregular verbs
9  Verb tenses: uses (Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 and the key)
10 Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns (Page 2 and the key)
11 The genitive case (the key)
12 Singular and plural nouns (Page 2 and the key)
13 Gender (the key)
14 A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)
15 Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all (the key)
16 A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty (the key)
17 Enough, too, so and such (the key)
18 Comparative and superlative sentences (Page 2 and the key)
19 Adjective order (the key)
20 Relative clauses (Page 2 and the key)
21 Do and make (the key)
22 Modal verbs (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)
23 Infinitives, gerunds and present participles (Page 2 and the key)
24 Conditional sentences (Page 2 and the key)
25 Passive sentences (the key)
26 Reported speech (Page 2 and the key)
27 Purpose (the key)
28 Word order (the key)
29 Inversion (the key)
30 Connectors (Page 2 and the key)
31 Prepositions (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)
32 Phrasal verbs (the key)
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