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auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition

Auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition


In the examples above, the auxiliaries are used to make the sentences shorter. If we didn't use auxiliaries in this way we would have to repeat some words:I don't like action movies but Andy likes action movies. I'm not going to the party but Mandy is going to the party. She thought she 'd locke...Read more


The following ESL resources are available for Auxiliary verbs - avoiding repetition:

worksheets (3)
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Auxiliaries practice - split dialogue
Pairs: Jumbled dialogue using auxiliary short forms.


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Auxiliaries - dialogue 2
Split dialogue - pair work


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Auxiliaries - avoiding repetition
Four dialgues illustrating the use of auxiliaries to avoid repetition



ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
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