– How many years have you?
– I have 34 years.
– How many years has your daughter?
– My daughter has 6 years.
– Her baby has 4 months.
How old are you?
– I am 34. (or – I am 34 years old. or – I’m 34. )
– How old is your daughter?
– (or – My daughter is 6. ) My daughter is 6 years old.
(or – Her baby is 4 months. ) Her baby is 4 months old.
When talking about how old someone (or something) is, use the verb “
” – not the verb “ to be ”
(or – My twins are 5. ) My twins are 5 years old.
My car is 10 years old. Future:
Her son will be 5 on Friday.
Her son will be 5 years old on Friday. The word “turn” is often used when an age changes
Her son will turn 5 on Friday.
I turned 30 yesterday. Exception: If the person comes
the age in the sentence, then you do use the verb “to have”.
6 years old. I is a 6 year old daughter. ( have not: I have a 6 year old daughter.) s Her son
7. She is a 7 year old son. has Our cat
4 years old. We is a 4 year old cat. have
with more information on talking about age. YouTube video
– in Brazil. I born
– in January. My son borned
– last summer. Her baby borned
– When . your baby borned?
in Brazil. I was born
– in January. My son was born
– last summer. Her baby was born
– When was your baby ?. born
When talking about the birth of a new baby, always use
(for a birth in the past). was born Future: Her
in February. baby will be born Question:
Where ? was your baby born Infinitive: I want my baby
in Boston. to be born
– There are many flavors. differents
– I went to the market and bought some things. differents
– I like to meet people from countries. differents
Say this:– There are many
– I went to the market and bought some things. different
– I like to meet people from countries. different
is an adjective, which describes a noun. “Three”, “blue”, “happy”, and “strong” are all adjectives. Different Adjectives are always
singular, even when the noun they modify is plural. You would not say: “I saw two
cars.” or “There are many blues women.” strongs Say: I saw two
cars. There are many blue women. strong
I have a idea. I have two different ideas. different There is an English word that sounds very similar to differents – It’s “
“, difference which is a noun that describes what is different between one person/thing and another.
– Where you work?
– What she likes to eat?
– How much it costs?
– Why they come late every day?
– What this means?
Where do you work?
– What does she like to eat?
– How much does it cost?
– Why do they come late every day?
– What does this mean?
Remember – for Present Tense Questions:
do or does as an auxiliary verb with most main verbs
do with I, you, we, they Use
does with he, she, it The main exceptions include:
Verb to be (
not: Is he happy? not: Does he happy? ) Does he is happy? Modals like can/could/should (
not: Can you drive a truck? Do you can drive a truck? ) When you use do/does as auxiliary verb in a question, the main verb is always in its
like“, not “ likes” (base verb is to like) “
cost“, not “ costs” (base verb is to cost) Look here to review the
in a question correct order of words
– me to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. Remember
– That song me of our trip to Cape Cod. remembers
– I that I have to work on Tuesday. reminded
– I to pick up milk at the store. reminded
– me to make a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. Remind
– That song me of our trip to Cape Cod. reminds
– I that I have to work on Tuesday. remembered
– I to pick up milk at the store. remembered
Remember (Don’t forget):
is the opposite of “forget”
something you think about from your own memory – it’s internal
Remember + something
. remembered your birthday I
. remember the first day we met
Remember + to (She call her mother.) remembered to
Remember + that (I remembered there is no school today.) that YouGlish examples of
(also remember and remembers ) remembered Remind
to help someone remember something – it’s external
Remind + someone + to
to do my homework remind me I have to
remind to take his medicine. my father
Remind + someone + of
springtime. reminds me of That dog
the dog I had when I was a boy. reminded me of YouGlish examples of
(also remind and reminds ) reminded
Below is more explanation especially for Portuguese speakers (one here for
, and one more Spanish speakers ) for everyone
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the . ground
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the . ground
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the . floor
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the for the birds. floor
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the . floor
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the . floor
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the . ground
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the for the birds. ground
Inside – Use
floor Outside – Use
ground but… what is a “ground floor”??
The ground floor of a tall building is usually the same as the ‘first floor’ – at the ground level.
– work tomorrow. ( She’s can can work tomorrow.) She is
– eat fish. (He He’s can’t can’t eat fish.) is
– come on Tuesday. She’s can’t
– swim fast. He’s can
– work tomorrow. She can
– eat fish. He can’t
– come on Tuesday. She can’t
– swim fast. He can
She’s is a contraction of she+is, and sometimes, of she+has
She’s hungry. (She is hungry.)
She’s got to go home. (She has got to go home.)
He’s is a contraction of he+is, and sometimes, of he+has Don’t use
she’s or he’s in any other situations.
to dance. ( She’s like to dance.) She likes
to school every Friday. ( He’s go to school every Friday.) He goes YES
very happy today. (He is very happy today.) He’s
sleeping now. (She is sleeping now.) She’s
Does she have a car?
– Yes, she . (or Yes, she has .) have
– No, she . (or No, she has not ) haven’t
– Yes, she does.
– No, she doesn’t.
QUESTION begins with “Does”, ANSWER with the verb “. does” Does is used with
he, she, or it. Does he have a headache? — Yes, he does. (No, he doesn’t.)
Does she have a problem? — Yes, she does. (or No, she doesn’t.)
Does your computer have a camera? — Yes, it
does. (No, it doesn’t) Does she have…. any children? many friends? a good job?