Sunday, February 21, 2016

Introducing in English Language

Introduction in English Speaking:

An introduction is needed each and every time when you face a new person or stranger in your circle. There are many ways to introduce yourself and to introduce your family, friends or others. Introducing yourself to someone does not mean that you are just telling your name. The introduction can include other details such as: where you are from, where you work, your hobbies, age etc. Please check the examples below:

  • Introduce yourself:

Hi, my name is Sam Wilson.

Hey, this is David Wolfe, the manager. You can call me Dave (Nick Name).

Hello! I am Raj.

  • Introducing Others:

I would like to introduce you to John, my brother.

Let me introduce you to Nancy, my secretary.

He is my friend, Peter.

Meet my childhood friend, Vicky.

  • Sharing Other Information:

I live in Dallas, Texas.

I am from LA, California.

I love Rugby.

I am good at playing chess.

I work as an Engineer.

A conversation:

Sam: Hello! My name is Sam Wilson, the Supervisor at ABC Inc. How are you doing today?

David: I am doing well. This is David Wolfe, the manager of XYZ Company. Nice to meet you.

Sam: Same here. David, Let me introduce you to Nancy, my secretary.

Nancy: How do you do? (Hello!)

David: How do you do? (Hello!)

Sam:  Where are you from David?

David: I live in Dallas, Texas. How about you?

Sam: I am from LA, California.

David: Hey, I have been there to watch National Rugby tournament last month.

Sam: Really, I love Rugby too.  

Practice your own sentences and Have Fun!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Usage of Helping Verbs in Speaking English

Usage of Helping Verbs in Speaking:

We know helping verbs in grammar as Modals or Auxiliary verbs. You don’t have to go deep into grammar to understand these verbs but at least you must be familiar with the basic Grammar Tenses. ‘Helping Verbs’ the term itself says that these verbs help the main verb while speaking. There are many helping verbs available and it can be difficult for you to implement those while speaking eg. Can, could, might, may, must, should, would, will and shall.

These verbs can have more than one meaning and usage while speaking. I am trying to make it simple for you to remember, understand and implement. 

Basically, the helping verbs express Ability, Probability, Possibility, Obligation, Advice, Permission and Habits. And these conditions have their specific helping verbs. Helping verbs are never followed by ‘to’. Here’s how to use the right helping verb for the right condition:

I can speak many languages. (‘can’- helping verb, ‘speak’ - main verb)
You could ride Horse. You just need balance for that.
He can’t drive four-wheelers.

I must take rest. I am tired. (‘must’- helping verb, ‘take’ - main verb)
He could have missed the Bus if he was a second late.
We can’t be working the whole night.
Your brother may help you.
It might have some defect in it.

I will go there tomorrow.
We shall play football this afternoon.

You must go this way.
(‘have to’ is also  used in case of Obligation but it is not a helping verb as it is followed by ‘to’.)
I must quit smoking.

You should stop smoking.
We should eat first then complete the work.

Could I leave the office now, Sir?
Can we visit this Park?

He would often drink whiskey?
You will always be shy.

Try out your own sentences and practice. If you have a problem making your own sentences let me know in the comment below, I will post all the basic grammar tenses and structures with exercise in my next post. Thank You!