Have you ever Dug a Hole?

We usually use a shovel to dig a hole, but we can also use our hands. If you live in the city, maybe you have never dug a hole in the ground.

Have you ever dug a hole in the ground?

Present Perfect Tense

This sentence is in present perfect tense.

The verb to dig has three main parts:

dig dug dug

Present Simple Tense is:

I dig for gold.

Past Simple Tense is:

I dug for gold.

Present Perfect Tense is:

I Have dug many holes in my long career as a soldier in the trenches.

Digger – Noun

Language is arbitrary. That means there are no set rules as to how a particular sound comes to refer to a particular concept. The word “digger” has several senses. It depends o the context.

A digger could refer to a shovel or an excavator or any kind of digging machine.

The Diggers of World War One

Soldiers in World War One fought in trenches. A trench is a long hole. The soldiers who dug these trenches, and fought in them, were called diggers.


Have you done military service?

Did you have to dig a trench?

Grave Digging

A grave is a hole for a dead body in a cemetery (graveyard).

Have you ever dug a grave?

Usually a professional grave digger digs graves.

Have you ever worked as a grave digger?

Maybe you have dug a grave for a pet such as a cat or a dog.

Have you ever dug a grave for an animal?

Grave of the Fireflies

Do you know the Japanese animated film, Grave of the Fireflies?

Research it and watch it on youtube and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Building and Construction

Holes are dug in building and construction. You need to dig a hole to lay the foundation.

Digging a Foundation

We can literally dig a hole to make a foundation but this is also a common metaphor:

Truth is the Foundation of all Human Virtues.


The words “whole” and “hole” have the same pronunciation:

He dug a hole in the garden.

The whole is the sum of the parts.

I gave him a big plate of beans and he ate the whole lot.

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The Grammar of Happiness

Generalisations are not Universally True

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Much of Meaning is in Context

Selfishness and Altruism

Noun Lessons

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