This is a very simple table that exemplifies basic tenses in English language and their formation. The examples are provided for all three possible verb forms in both active and passive voice. ( … read the full article)
These two concepts of time and tense are not always kept apart, although they should be. Keeping them apart avoids confusions.
The first concept, time, is very common for everybody and is well understood despite the language. It is not a grammatical structure. ( … read the full article)
A graphical representation of verb tenses is always useful for any learner of English. I have tried to create graphics for each tense use in English and I tried to keep it as simple as possible. Below you have the graphics!
It feels like I\'m back in my CELTA class. :) Are you familiar with Graham Workman\'s book?
No, I\'m not. Why? Who\'s he? What book is that?
Hi, Such a simple understanding of tenses by graphic. I\'m sure I can use it in my class. Thank you for ...
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That is a great timeline!
The below verbs are not usually used in the continuous tenses. In some situations, the continuous form is used in idiomatic expressions or in definite action’s descriptions. ( … read the full article)
Transitive verbs (verbs that take an object) can appear in both active and passive voice. The voice used doesn’t affect the meaning of the sentence but it changes the focus. For a better understanding let’s take a look at ( … read the full article)
Thanks for sharing, Ani
This is a complete list of irregular verbs in English language. There are few more verbs considered irregular but they also support -ed termination for past; I haven’t added these verbs to the list. Anyway, this list of irregular verbs in English language should be more than enough for any learner of English. You can also find the file available for download on download page. ( … read the full article)
Great list of irregular verbs! A couple of remarks to add: in the U.S. several of the less ...
Thank you for your observations! Typing and looking for my little daughter at the same time lead to mistakes. For ...
what about plead/pled?
Because you can use \"pleaded\" instead of \"pled\" I decided to leave it out. To be honest I think \"pled\" ...
Reported (indirect) speech is used to say what another person said.
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In order to express movement you have to use a verb of movement such as: go, come, run, walk etc. and a preposition of movement such as: up, down etc.
I run over the bridge.
The man went up the steps and into the house.
She drove out of the garage. ( … read the full article)
Very often, English language gives you the possibility to say the same thing in two different ways. (In the active or in the passive)
When the speaker focuses on the action then the passive is used. In an active sentence the focus is more on the subject. ( … read the full article)
Let’s continue the modal verbs series with should / shouldn’t. This post has been improved by Mr. Kimmo Kosunen.
Use should / shouldn’t + base form of a verb to give somebody advice or say what you think is the right thing to do. ( … read the full article)