Verb Tenses‏‎ & Forms in English Grammar

Note: descriptions of verb forms and tenses vary. Here we present a simple overview of the tenses and forms of English which is useful for the classroom. In grammar a tense (from the Latin tempus) is a form of a verb‎ used to indicate roughly the time when the action […]

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Verb plus Preposition‏‎ in English Grammar

When we use a preposition, we can follow it with the gerund: {verb phrase} + {preposition} + {gerund} He coughed before beginning to speak. They succeeded in breaking the door down. With most prepositions this is no problem. However, when we use the preposition to, students often confuse it with […]

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Verb Phrases in English Grammar

A Verb Phrase is a group of words which work together in the same way as a single verb does. For example, the verbs in the sentences below are highlighted bold. She slept soundly. The dog barked all night. In the following examples instead of a single word acting as […]

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Verb Patterns‏‎ in English Grammar

Often in English‏‎ we need to join two verbs‏‎ together in the same sentence. When we do this, we can use different verb patterns depending on which verb comes first and here you’ll find some of the more common verb patterns. In a TEFL class you probably wouldn’t spend a […]

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Verb Moods‏‎ in English Grammar

Verb Moods (sometimes known as Grammatical Mood) are ways of looking at verbs‏‎ and classifying them which show the attitude of the speaker. Traditionally verbs have three moods: the indicative, the imperative, and the subjunctive. However, some grammarians will also include other moods such as the infinitive, the interrogative and […]

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