The Second Conditional is used to talk about ‘impossible’ situations. If we were in London today, we would be able to go to the concert in Hyde Park. If I had millions dollars,
We can use the Third Conditional to talk about ‘impossible’ conditions, impossible because they are in the past and we cannot change what has happened. If I had worked harder at school, I
Let’s start off with the easy part. ‘ I wish to’ can mean the same as ‘I want to’ but it is much, much more formal and much, much less common. I wish to make a
We use “had better” plus the infinitive without “to” to give advice. Although “had” is the past form of “have”, we use “had better” to give advice about the present or
We use ‘used to’ for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens. I used to smoke a packet a day but I stopped two years ago. Ben used to travel a lot in his job
The basic rule for asking questions in English is straightforward: Invert the order of the subject and the first auxiliary verb. It is snowing. = Is it snowing? He can speak German. = Can he
In the section Questions 1, we looked at how to ask direct questions. To make a question, we invert the order of the subject and the first auxiliary verb. Where is Johnny? Has he found it yet?