Promise - English Grammar Today - Cambridge Dictionaries Online


from English Grammar Today

Promise is a noun and a verb.

A promise is something that you say you will definitely do:

I’ll be here for your birthday. That’s a promise!

We often use the verb make with promise:

Beth made a promise to Owen that she would look after his dog whenever he was away. Now she regrets it.

We can use the verb promise to say that we will definitely do something. We use it with a clause with will, would or with a to-infinitive. It is sometimes followed by that:

I promise I’ll buy you another one.

Not: I promise I buy you another one.

I promise never to tell him.

The builder promised that he would be here on Tuesday.

We can use the modal verb will to make promises:

I’ll always remember you.

We’ll send you the contract tomorrow.

(“Promise” from English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press. Need grammar practice? Try English Grammar Today with Workbook.)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


(a plan showing) the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More