Posts belonging to Category 'would'

Using the apostrophe

Apostrophe (prounounced “aPOStrufee”) misuse is very common among native speakers, thus setting a bad example for learners of English. An apostrophe followed by an s can be one of three things, according to context: 1. contraction of ‘is’ e.g. “Jane’s a pain in the neck” (Jane est un casse-pied)2. Contraction of ‘has’ e.g. “Jane’s been […]

The past with would and used to

We don’t usually say:When I was young I was going to the park. The past progressive is normally used when we are comparing two actions, with one action happening during the other: I met Sally as I was going to the park. When we want to talk about things that we did in the past […]