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USED TO / DIDN’T USE TO

Complete the sentences by using the correct form of the simple present

or used to.

1. I ___________(not play) computer games when I was a child, but now I ____________ (play) a

lot of games in the evenings.

2. Mike _____________ (not smoke) before going to the army.

3. There _____________ (be) three parks in our village, but now now there ___________(be) only

one.

4. Murat ____________(like) cheeseburgers, but now he ____________(eat) healthty food.

5. She _____________(not cook) before she got married, but now she ___________(cook) every

evening.

6. Alex ______________ (not have) a mobile phone, but now he ___________ (send) text

messages easily.

7. When I was single, I _____________(have) big parties in my house, but now I

___________(watch) TV in the evenings.

8. When I was in Istanbul, I ___________ (watch) Fenerbahçe’s matches at the stadium. Now I

___________ (watch) on TV every weekend.

9. A: _____________ you ____________ (drink) a glass of milk every morning when you were a

child?

B: Yes, I did, but now I ______________ (drink) a cup of coffee every morning.

10. My sister_____________(love) classical music, but she ____________(hate) it when she was

younger.

 

KEY: 1. didn’t use to play / plays 2. didn’t use to smoke 3. used to be / is 4. used to like / eats 5.

didn’t use to / cooks 6. didn’t use to have / sends 7. used to have / watch 8. used to watch / watch

9. Did you use to drink / drink 10. loves / used to hate

CLAUSES OF REASON

10.07.2016

CLAUSES OF REASON

CLAUSES OF REASON

Clauses of reason are introduced by: because, as, since, on the grounds that,

the reason for, the reason (why) etc.

As the weather was too cold, all the children played inside.

She went straight to bed because she was really tired.

Because usually answers a why-question→→ A: “Why didn’t you take a taxi?”  B: Because I didn’t have enough money with me.

For ( = because ) always comes after a comma in written speech.

I didn’t take a taxi, for I didn’t have enough money with me.

Because of + NOUN / -ing form

They cancelled all the flights because the weather was stormy.

Because of the stormy weather, they cancelled all the flights.

She is in hospital now because of eating too much.

 

Due to + NOUN / -ing form

Due to good management, the company has made a lot of money in recent months.

Due to having a badly paid job, Steve is looking for new opportunities for his career.

 

Because of the fact that / Due to the fact that followed by a SENTENCE.

Due to the fact that he has a low salary, he isn’t able to rent the house he likes.

Diego isn’t going to attend the meeting because of the fact that his son is ill.

 

EXERCISES   

Join the sentences using the words in brackets.

  1. It was snowing. The match was cancelled. ( due to ) __________________________________________________ .
  2. Tom left Carla. He couldn’t put up with her complaints. ( for ) __________________________________________________.
  3. She didn’t go to work. She wasn’t feeling very well. ( because ) __________________________________________________.
  4. I can’t come with you. I must visit my aunt. ( as ) __________________________________________________ .
  5. He is in debt. He will have to reduce his spending. ( since ) __________________________________________________.

FUTURE TIME CLAUSES

03.07.2016

FUTURE TIME CLAUSES

FUTURE TIME CLAUSES ( WHEN - AS SOON AS - AFTER - BEFORE - UNTIL - IF )

WHEN

When I find a well-paid job, I will move to a new flat near the sea. ( It means after finding a job, I will move to a new flat )

They will start the meeting when the CEO arrives.

* We can also use Present Perfect Tense in the when clause.

When I have finished writing the report, I will go out with my friends.

 

AS SOON AS ( as soon as has the same meaning as 'when' but it is a bit stronger. )

As soon as the rain stops, they will go on their journey.

They will announce the results of the elections to the public as soon as they confirm the offical results.

 

AFTER / BEFORE

After she goes home, she will write an e-mail to her patient about her treatment.

Before Mr.Tamer buys a new car, he will consult an expert about the prices.

 

UNTIL ( We use UNTIL to say something starts or stops at this time )

Claire won't buy anything until she finishes her debts.

You can go. I will wait until she arrives home.

 

IF ( IF shows a possible condition about future )

If my sister passes all her exams, she will go to Miami.

They will sell their car if it breaks down again.