Grammar: The difference between There is and To Have in English Grammar

One thing I have been noticing with my English students here in Thailand is the verb To Have and using it incorrectly.

Grammar: The Emphatic Do

In the English language, As you may already know, the auxiliary verb "do" is used in the Present Simple Tense only in the interrogative (questions) and negative but not in the positive.

Grammar: How to express The Future Intention

Hi Ajarn Ken,
Can you help me please. I know there are many ways to express the Future Tense. What is the Future Intention and when do we use it?

Grammar: Using basic articles in English Grammar

Knowing your articles is quite important when you are speaking English. Not only do they help to show the number of the noun but also they will help you to sound smooth when you speak.

Two uses of the Past Perfect Tense in English Grammar

One question that I keep being asked - quite a lot is the use of the past perfect tense. WE don't really use it that often but today I'll show you the two main ways that we can use it.

Adverbs of Frequency

Hi Ajarn Ken, I wonder if you can help me with English grammar. I would like to know more about adverbs. For example, I know we use the world ALWAYS with things we do 100% of the time. What are the rest of the adverbs we can use to say how often we do things? thank you so much for your reply. Tuk from Laos.

The nothing person in English sentences

Hi there. One thing that I notice with my students, is that sometimes they use the negative person the opposite way around. What do I mean? Have a look at this.

Do you know how to use VERY, SO, REALLY, SUCH and TOO?


Grammar: Easy way to remember the Future Tense in English grammar

Do you have trouble with the future tense in English grammar and which way is best to use? Here is a quick and easy way to remember what to use and how to use it.

Grammar: When do we use the past perfect tense

Dear Ajarn Ken,
Can you tell me please, how to use the past perfect tense. When is it that I can use it best?

Grammar: The Perfect Tense and other alternatives and how to use

One of the big questions that I am always asked about English grammar is the use of the Perfect Tense. It can be slightly complicated as there are other alternatives that we maybe thinking that we can use. This little guide and video can maybe help you understand and decide how and what to use.

Grammar: What are the helping verbs?

Hi Ajarn Ken,
What are the helping verbs and how are they used in English? Can you explain this clearly to me?

Grammar: The Zero Conditional in English Grammar

There are five conditional clauses or IF Clauses in English Grammar.

Grammar: How do I make the perfect tense and why?

Ajarn Ken,
Sometimes it confuses me about the perfect tenses in English Grammar. Can you tell me, in simple terms, how it works and when do we use it?

How to make the comparatives and superlatives

Ajarn Ken,
What is the easier way remembering how to make the comparatives and superlatives of adjectives, adverbs and participles?

Grammar: Active Voice and Passive Voice in English Grammar

When we are speaking, there are two ways which we can do this, these are the active voice and passive voice.

Grammar: When can we use the present perfect continuous form?

Ajarn Ken,
can i use the phrase - I am living in UK since June? as it is happening now.

Basic Prepositions in Grammar

Hello Ajarn Ken, I think I have some problem about how to some prepositions. For example, when to use at, in for things like the time and months and places. It really confuses me most of the time. Can you tell me more? Aom from Thailand.

What's the difference between gerunds and the infinitive?

Ajarn Ken,
Can you tell me what the difference is between gerunds and the infinitive of verbs?

What are gerunds? Are they nouns or verbs?

Hi Ajarn Ken,
this question drives me crazy about English!!! Can you tell me about gerunds ... what are they? Are they verbs or nouns?