English Grammar


English streucture

Hi,


Since my first language is french, i did not carry about english structure specially in using the following words within sentences:
1) could
2) should
3) would
4) had better


Therefore, should you attend to my rescue, you will need to give me more examples in this regard.


many wishes

5 comments

  • Hello Kota Zo,


    I will give you a short and simple answer. If you want to learn the structure more extensively, just tell me.


    1) COULD


    A. It expresses a (permanent) ability in the past.
    EX. I could swim when I was 2.


    B.It is used in a request, a question to ask for something (Pourrais-tu...?)
    EX. Could you pass me the salt, please?


    C. It is also used to criticise someone (Tu pourrais...)
    EX. You could help the elderly lady. Don't you see that her bag is heavy?


    2) SHOULD is mainly used to give a piece of advice
    EX. You should help the elderly lady.(Present)= tu devrais...
    You should have helped the elderly lady. (Past)= tu aurais dû...


    3) WOULD is used for the conditonal present or perfect
    EX. He would come if he had time
    He would have come if he had had time.


    4) HAD BETTER is used like should but it is a bit more insistant or urgent
    You'd better tell him as soon as possible (=Tu ferais bien de...)


    If you know this, it's a good beginning!
  • From kota zo:
    Hello my dear,


    Thank you for your help.
    If you can help me go far ahead as you requested it will be more helpful for me


    regards


    kota zo

     
  • Hello my dear,


    Thank you for your help.
    If you can help me go far ahead as you requested it we be more helpful for me


    regards


    kota zo
  • Hi,


    Since my first language is french, i did not carry about english structure specially in using the following words within sentences:
    1) could
    2) should
    3) would
    4) had better


    Therefore, should you attend to my rescue, you will need to give me more examples in this regard.


    many wishes
  • To Silky


    Hello, I am seeing your answer to kota zo. Could you help me about "to get". How and when I have to use it ?..


    thank you


    I am a beginner


    zazie

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