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Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 24

Past habits: wouldConstructions with would as a reference to past habits and presentation of the contrast with used to only for stative verbs.
Now that you know about used to, let’s try and express those ideas but using would. Is it possible to use would with every verb?Explanation: We can also use would to talk about habits in the past. It is a bit formal and used in narrations. It doesn't work with stative verbs. Use to works with all the verbs.Examples
Everytime I went out with my family, we would go to this little restaurant downtown that we loved.I remember, after school, me and my friend would always play soccer for 2 or 3 hours.
[This is the final class of the course.]

Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 23

Past habits: used toConstructions with the verb used to emphasize recurring actions in the past that no longer occur in the present.
We use “used to” to talk about those activities we did frequently in the past but not anymore. Can you name a few?Explanation: we use used to for expressing activities that we did frequently in the past but not anymore.Examples
Back in High School, I used to play soccer all day long.There were many popular series in my childhood, I used to watch cartoons every saturday morning

Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 22

Past modals: would haveIntroductions constructions with would + present perfect forms to express changes in past actions forme one’s own perspective.You can talk talk about regrets or advices in the past from your perspective. Using would, Tell us what would you have done in the situation provided.Explanation: You can express the wish for something different in the past. Also, you can express results for hypothetical situations in the past.Wish for Something Different in the Past
Structure: Subject + Would + Have + Past Participle
I would have come earlier, but the traffic was horrible.She would have brought the book for you, but you didn't tell her.We would have practiced yesterday, but the rain was too heavy.Hypothetical Situations in the Past Structure: If + Past Perfect + Subject + Would have + Past Participle If I had known about the party, I would have invited some friends over.If she had heard you when you talked about it, she would have been very angry

Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 21

Past modals: should haveIntroductions constructions with should + present perfect forms to express changes in past actions.Would you like to change something you did? Using the structure learned today name the things you regret or the things you should have done differently in your life.Explanation: You can express recommendations in the past or regrets.Structure: Subject + should + have + Past ParticipleWhen I was in high school, I should have studied harder.You shouldn't have waited so long to talk about your plans with your family.Bob should have prepared better for the exam, he failed.
Modals in PastModalsConceptExampleWould havePast unreal actionIf I had guessed the future, I would have taken some precautions against what would happen.Could havePast unreal abilityHe could have taken the flightMay havePast unreal posibilityWe may have passed the math exam, but it was in SpanishMight havePast unreal small probabilityYou might have sold the car, if you really needed the moneyShou…

Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 20

Phrasal verbs: constructions and possibilities part 2Presentation of the second group of phrasal verbs of this course, this time we focus on expressions and phrasal verbs associated with time adverbs and time expressions.Sometimes we focus on the general part of things so, we don’t pay attention to little details, let’s use those expressions we learned to show more specificity and detail in our compositions.Explanation: There are many different combinations of verbs and particles and new phrasal verbs are created frequently. There are some popular combinations that are often used though.Examples with Get
Get along: Me and my cousins get along just fine. We never argue.Get by: Sometimes it is very difficult to get by with just one job.Get in: The door is open, please get in!Get off: This is our stop, let's get off the bus.Get to: Let me know when you get to your home.Get up: I usually get up at 6am.Examples with Take Take away: We don't need the table here, take it away.Take off:…

Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 19

Phrasal verbs: constructions and possibilitiesExamples and different constructions with phrasal verbs and their use with object pronouns.
Let’s try to come up with as many ideas as possible to refer to activities and trips using the expressions we covered today.Explanation: Phrasal Verbs are verbs made up of two words, usually a verb and an adverb particle.
These expressions usually have a different meaning than the one from the main verb.Common Adverb Particles
Adv Particles are the little words that go with a normal verb. The most common adverb particles used to form phrasal verbs are: around, at, away, down, in, off, on, out, over, round, up:Eg: bring in, go around, look up, put away and take offSeparable Phrasal Verbs
One characteristics of phrasal verbs is that they can be separated. Regardless if a phrasal verb is transitive or intransitive some of them can be separated.
Can you please turn off the lights?Can you please turn the light off?Can you please turn them off?Non Separable Ph…