Вивчайте Справжню Англійську з фільмів та книг

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I would wish to know more English.
I wish I knew more English.

Use the present tense of wish to express a present meaning, followed by a that clause containing a past tense.

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I'm understanding the lesson now.
I understand the lesson now.

As a rule, verbs denoting a state rather than an act have no continuous forms, like understand, know, believe, like, love, belong, prefer, consist, mean, hear, see, etc.

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I'd finished the book yesterday.
I finished the book yesterday.

Don't use the past perfect unless there is another verb in the past tense in the same sentence.

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I use to get up at six every morning.
I get up at six every morning.
Also possible:
I'm accustomed to getting up at six

The verb to use doesn't express a habit in the present. I use means I employI use a pen to write with.

Used to expresses a past state or habit and it usually refers to some old situation which no longer exists: I used to see him every day; My father used to play football very well.

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Does the gardener water the flowers?
Does the gardener waters the flowers?
The man doesn't water the flowers.
The man doesn't waters the flowers.

After the auxiliary does use the infinitive without to, and not the third person of the present.

The answer to a question beginning with Does is always in the present tense, third person: Does he like the cinema? - Yes, he likes the cinema; or Yes, he does.

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