Silver Screen - English Idioms


The idiom "silver screen" refers to the movie industry. This term originates from the 1910s when movie screens were coated with reflective metallic paint giving them a silver surface to display the projected images.

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Present tenses overview Here is an overview of the present tenses in Englis.
Note that the term present tense can be misleading because present tenses are also used to talk about the past and the futur.
For example, the present perfect tense is used to talk about finished past events that are in some way connected to the presen.
The present continuous tense can be used to talk about our future plan.
The simple present tense The simple present tense is used to talk about our habits and general truth.
It is formed with the base form of the infinitiv.
Form: Subject + first form of the verb + object ?Susan writes storie.
?Cows eat gras.
?She drives to wor.
Questions and negatives are made with do and doe.
?She does not wor.
?Where does she work? ?I do not like banana.
?Do you like chocolates? Present continuous tense The present continuous tense is used to talk about things that are happening at the moment of speakin.
Form: Subject + is / am / are + -ing form ?I am writin.
?The birds are singin.
?The wind is blowin.
?It is rainin.
Questions are made by putting the auxiliary verb before the subjec.
?Are the birds singing? ?Is she coming? Present perfect tense The present perfect tense is used to talk about past events that have some bearing on the presen.
Form: Subject + has / have + past participle form of the verb ?I have visited Australi.
?She has finished that repor.
?They have accepted the invitatio.
Questions are made by putting the auxiliary verb before the subjec.
?Have you visited Australia? ?Has she finished that report? ?Have they accepted the invitation? Present perfect continuous tense The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about events and situations that started in the past and have continued up to the presen.
It is commonly used with the time expressions since and fo.
?I have been working on this report since mornin.
?It has been raining for two hour.
?We have been living in this city for twenty year.
Questions are made by putting has or have before the subjec.
?Have you been working on this report since morning? ?Has it been raining for two hours?

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