Hi, there! We often wonder, (question) why diets fail? Actually, it is not the diets that fail, but our determination that fails. We start with a big promise to ourselves, “No matter what, I shall stick to my diet and lose weight”. And then, one plait of steaming hot jalebis and the whole promise is gone… So, you see, it is not the diets that fail; it is our strength of mind that lets us down.
Learning of English is similar, people start with a big bang, make innumerable resolves (promises) and then one small thing, (like a wedding or a trip or a meeting) and the resolve is in smithereens (pieces). Hence, resolve is necessary, but with it two more things are of prime importance:
Unless, the above two things accompany ‘resolve’, all will be lost at one little temptation… (attraction)
The other day, I watched the movie Airlift, the movie was good, but the most fascinating (interesting) part was watching Akshay Kumar. The man is so fit and so agile (active) even at his age. Doesn’t it prove that age has got nothing to do with fitness? It is merely (only) discipline and hard work that makes one an Akshay Kumar.
So, people when you make a promise to yourself to learn English, you have to first start with two more things- be strict with yourself and be disciplined. Then whether you are self- learning or have joined some classes, the results will automatically show. So, do yourself a favor and finish what you start or else do not get into it.
Okay, I am done with sermonizing, (lecturing) let me take two queries for today:
Aniket, continuous tense shows that the activity is happening or was happening or will be happening at that point of time and perfect continuous tense shows that the activity began before that point of time and was still continuous. Okay, do not get confused, let me show you with examples:
Present continuous tense:
Present perfect continuous tense:
Past continuous tense:
Past perfect continuous tense:
Future continuous tense:
Future perfect continuous:
Aniket, I am sure this has made it clear. Leet me take you as an example:
Does that make it clear? I am sure it does.
Moving on to the 2nd query.
Anita, wants to know the difference between ‘a query’ and ‘a question’.
Anita, a query is the act of seeking information or soliciting information from someone or something, whereas, a question refers to how a person phrases her query. So, you have sent a query to me to know the difference between a query and a question and your question is, ‘What is the difference between a query and a question?’
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