Sources on the internet state, and I agree, that the standard is to call it Daylight Saving Time (no -s on saving)
I recommend just remembering this, but some people like rules, so here’s my attempt:
Consistent with the rule that nouns that function as adjectives are never plural (except the word sport, as in sports bar, or sports team), if you put the gerund (noun) saving in front of the word time, there is no need for an -s ending on saving.
If you’re a student, and your teacher has been telling you that you need to practice more, or you need to work on your vocabulary (you know who you are!), make a list! This will help you with classification as well as vocabulary growth. Do you need to go to the grocery store? Make a list! Would you like to learn what’s going on in your neighborhood this weekend? Make a list!
Teachers, if you have an additional 2 minutes in class, it’s easy to have students divide into partners that compete to write the longest list. It helps students organize their thinking for classification essays, builds their vocabulary, and adds a little friendly competition to make the class a little more challenging.
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Here’s an activity you can use to practice the difference between the Past Simple and the Past Progressive. Remember: use the past simple if the action happened once in the past; use the past progressive if the action happened over a period of time in the past.
In my experience, it’s always been easier to teach the future with will after a couple of grueling semesters of drilling irregular past forms and mastering the verb to be with the present participle for the present progressive. The ease of this verb tense is a welcome change.
Learning the future with will is like a vacation! So, as summer comes to an end, and you think about your future classes, here’s an activity to help you practice changing verbs from the present simple tense to the future tense.
Test yourself: Write a sentence in which both the subject and the object are noun clauses. One thing to remember is that noun clauses can appear in declarative and interrogative sentences, so don’t forget to punctuate correctly.
What you see is what you get.
Did what you just said answer how we can fix the problem?
Although it’s not the most frequently studied verb tenses, the present perfect progressive is used quite frequently in speech.
It is used to describe the beginning of an ongoing action in the past that is continuing now and will continue into the future. Here is an activity to help you recognize how it is used in everyday speech.
Students learning English tend to use only will or going to to express the future, but did you know that the present progressive can also be used to express events in the near future?
The present progressive form of the verb (to be + ___-ing) stays the same; all you have to do is add context, and you’re finished! Until you get comfortable using the present progressive to express the future, you can become familiar with the form and meaning with this activity:
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