Grammar 4

The Present Continuous Tense (Passive Voice)

1. Review: the present continuous tense The present continuous tense is used for things that are happening now. To make the present continuous, use: *’Note: be’ must be changed to ‘am’, ‘is’ or ‘are’ I am watching TV. He is taking the bus to work. They are washing the cat.…

The Past Tense (Passive Voice)

1. Review: the past tense The past is a time before now.Events in the past use the past tense. To make the past tense: Past tense verbs come in two forms: 1. ‘ed’ past tense2. irregular past tense verb ‘ed’ past tense example talk talked I talked to my brother…

The Past Continuous Tense (Passive Voice)

1. Review: the past continuous tense The past continuous tense talks about: For the past continuous tense there must be two events. To make the past continuous, use: What was happening(past continuous) Second event happens(past tense) Example sentence he was sleeping the storm struck He was sleeping when the storm…

The Future Tense (Passive Voice)

1. Review: the future tense The future tense is used to talk about what will happen in the future. To make the future tense, use: will + v. be going to + v. I will go to class on Monday. Frank is going to take a taxi to the bank.…

The Future Continuous Tense (Passive Voice)

1. Review: the future continuous tense The future continuous tense is used to say what will be happening at a future time. It can also be used to stress a future action as important or extraordinary. This is because ‘…ing’ stresses the verb more than the future simple tense. The…

Get + (n.) vs. Get (+ adj.)

1. Different meanings of ‘get’ There are different meanings of ‘get’: 2. Get = receive ‘Get’ can mean receive. This structure is: I got a present for my birthday. He got a pay rise this month. Tomorrow I will get the chance to meet her. Marley didn’t get the package.…

Phrasal Verbs vs. Prepositional Verbs

1. Phrasal verbs vs. prepositional verbs Phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs may look similar, but they do not act the same. Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain multiple words.They have their own special meaning. Prepositional verbs are verbs that add a preposition to tell what direction the verb is done.The…

Splitting Phrasal Verbs

1. Review: what is a phrasal verb? Phrasal verbs are verbs with two or more words. The first word is a verb.The second word changes the verb. This means phrasal verbs have their own unique meaning. Phrasal verb Phrasal verb’s meaning Example sentence pick up collect They picked up the…

Stative vs. Active Verbs

1. Stative verbs vs. active verbs Verbs can be divided into two groups: Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state (something that is true, or not changing).Active verbs are ‘doing’ verbs. This means the verb can be started and stopped. Most verbs are active verbs. However, some stative verbs…

Tag Questions

1. What are tag questions? Tag questions are a way of making questions by combining a positive (+) and negative ( – ). A tag question can differ from a normal question because it suggests that you know the answer, but want to check. 2. How to make tag questions…

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