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    Cool objective: speak

    Hello!

    Is the use of the infinitive form without "to" correct here, please?

    OBJECTIVES:

    -Speak English more clearly

    -Improve pronunciation

    -Use the present perfect properly

    THanks a lot
    Will

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    Hi, Will. This is OK. Items on a list do not have to be complete sentences. In lists, it is good to remove repetitive beginnings, "To speak... To improve... To use..."

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    Re: objective: speak

    Thank you M. Andrew.

    Can you tell me if the following is correct, in terms of grammar and vocabulary?

    Current skills:

    -Uses the "Will" future

    -Knows the past continuous

    -Knows basic polite phrases


    Cheers
    Will

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    Your lanuguage is good, Will, congratulations. Keep up the good work. However, I would suggest two things here:

    1) The "will" future is not very precise as a term. I think you mean future simple.

    Other forms of future tense use will, like future progressive for example, "I will be going to Egypt in November."

    2) Remove articles from list items, ex. the past participle

    I would suggest:

    Current skills:

    -Uses future simple

    -Knows past continuous

    -Knows basic polite phrases

    * I might also hint that your verb choices of use and know might spark some curiosity. Meaning: Why do you know past continuous, while you use future simple? Is there an intended difference in your skill levels?

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    #5

    Re: objective: speak

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Andrew View Post
    Your lanuguage is good, Will, congratulations. Keep up the good work. However, I would suggest two things here:

    1) The "will" future is not very precise as a term. I think you mean future simple.

    Other forms of future tense use will, like future progressive for example, "I will be going to Egypt in November."
    I prefer Will's terms. Whilst some course books still refer to the 'future simple' and 'future progressive', most writers today believe that there are only two tenses in English - the present and past. There are no future tenses, just several ways of referring to the futurre

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