When, after, before, until, since, while, once, as and as soon as are subordinating conjunctions which can be used to connect an action or an event to a point in time.
help (to), make and letContinue reading Causative Structure Part 1 – HS Sample Sentence Pack
Hear, see, watch, notice,
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As is typical for many languages, full conditional sentences in English consist of a conditional clause or protasis specifying a condition or hypothesis, and a consequence clause or apodosis specifying what follows from that condition. The condition clause is a dependent clause, most commonly headed by the conjunction if, while the consequence is contained in the main clause of the sentence. Either clause may appear first.Continue reading IF
Constructions with the verb WISH express hypothetical, unlikely, or unreal wishes. The Subjunctive Mood is used in the subordinate clauses after the verb WISH to express wishes about the situations that exist at the present time (I wish you were here) and about the situations that existed in the past (I wish you had done it).Continue reading Unreal Situation – I wish…
The past tense is sometimes used in English to refer to an unreal situation. So, although the verb tense is in the past, we are actually talking about something that didn’t happen.Continue reading Unreal Situations