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First, Rob talks about ordering instructions in English, and then he talks about keen on.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi English Team,
There is a sentence: 'I'm not keen on going to the cinema - but I do like watching movies at home'. Could you tell me, what a grammatical role of 'do' is (in such cases)? Thanks.

Hi Tom First,

We use 'do' as an auxiliary verb in affirmative sentences to add emphasis. It is especially common when we are correcting someone:

You don't like her, do you?

That's not true! I do like her!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Good video to improve your speaking skills Thanks a lot

Hello dear team,
Could I say?
“If you have done that…….”
Substitute from
“Once you’ve done that…..”
If I want to give some instructions to someone.

Hello fahri,

The answer, I'm afraid, depends on the context so it's not possible to give a single clear answer. It is possible to say 'if you have...' but there is a different implication:

Once you've done that... means that there is no doubt that the action will be done; it describes only the sequence of actions. We use this when we want to describe the next step to take after a certain action.

If you've done that... means that the speaker is not sure if the action will be done or not - there is doubt implied. We use this when we want to talk about the next step depending on whether or not a certain action happens.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I think this video is helpful in grammar, this expressions are very important to use in a conversation and help to write texts.

Thank you

I can't turn on video. help me. Please!

Hello sup lo,

I've tested the video and everything appears to be working correctly, so my guess is that you have a compatibility issue. Using a mobile device such as a tablet or a phone can cause such problems, so if you are using one of these then I recommend trying to access the page via a laptop or desktop computer - this may help.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much .
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