Tukudoo Activity Finder

Use this resource, the Google Grammar Finder, to find examples of grammar in authentic texts from Google’s news search. If you think there’s something I’ve missed, or if you find any bugs, please let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. I hope it comes in useful!

Tenses Forms
Present Simple > He eats cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Past Simple > He ate the cheese Question, Negative, Passive

Past Simple versus Present Perfect

Aspects Forms
Present  
Present Progressive  > He is eating the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Present Perfect Simple  > He has eaten the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Present Perfect Progressive > He has been eating the cheese Question, Negative
Past  
Past Progressive > He was eating the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Past Perfect Simple > He had eaten the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Past Perfect Progressive > He had been eating the cheese Question, Negative
Future in the Past > He was going to eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Future  
Future Simple > He will eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive

Future Simple versus Going To

Going To > He is going to eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Future Perfect Simple > He will have eaten the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Future Simple Continuous > He will be eating the cheese Question, Negative
Timelessness  
Gerund > Eating cheese … Passive
Perfect Gerund > … having eaten the cheese, … Passive
Infinitive > … to eat cheese … Passive
Perfect Infinitive > … to have eaten the cheese … Passive
Modality  
Present Modal Verbs > e.g. He might eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Prefect Modal Verbs > e.g. He might have eaten the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Perfect Progressive Modal Verbs > e.g. He might have been eating the cheese Question, Negative
Conditionals  
1st Conditional > If he eats the cheese, he will …  
2nd Conditional > If he ate the cheese, he would …  
3rd Conditional > If he had eaten the cheese, he would have …  
Mixed Conditional (2nd & 3rd) > If he had eaten the cheese, he would (now)…  
Other Grammar Forms
All Passives > is/am/are/was/were + pp  
Have To > He has to eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive

Have To versus Must

Must > He must eat the cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Used To > He used to eat cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Be Used To  > He is used to eating cheese Question, Negative, Passive
Comparatives (with ~er only) > He eats stronger cheese than …  
Superlative (with ~est only) > He eats the strongest cheese  
Relative Clauses (defining and non-defining) > He eats a lot of cheese which comes from Devon; He eats a lot of cheese, which makes him portly  
There is/are/was/were Question, Negative
Non-Standard Grammar  
‘Would Have’ in ‘If’ Clause > If he would have eaten the cheese, he …  
‘Would Of’ in ‘If’ Clause > If he would of eaten the cheese, he …  
Did + Used to > Did he used to eat cheese?  
Did Not + Used to > He did not used to eat cheese  

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