This section discusses all the English verbs, including the conjugation of the verbs in different tenses, modal verbs, infinitives, regular and irregular verbs and many more. This chapter will give you a general overview of the topics discussed in the subchapters of this course.
Verbs are words that describe what happens during an action and when (present, past or future) this action happened. A verb can also suggest something, express a possibility or obligation using modal verbs.
The English language consists of 12 tenses, all having a different conjugation. Take a look at the table below to see an overview of the 12 tenses.
|Simple||I study in Spain.||I lived in England.||I will come to the party.|
|Continuous||I am studying in Spain.||I was living in England.||I will be coming to the party.|
|Perfect||I have studied in Spain.||I had lived in England.||I will have come to the party.|
|Perfect continuous||I have been studying in Spain.||I had been living in England.||I will have been coming to the party.|
The English auxiliary verbs are used for the different verb tenses. The three auxiliary verbs are 'to be', 'to have', and 'to do'. The auxiliary verbs 'will' and 'would' are also modal verbs, and will be discussed in that chapter.
|Verb 'to be'||
|Verb 'to have'||
|Verb 'to do'||
The English participles are used for the different tenses. The present participle is used to show a continuous action. The past participle is used to form the present perfect, past perfect and future perfect.
I was talking to her.
|Present participle||She has played soccer.|
Modal verbs are used to give a certain attitude towards another verb in English. These modal verbs are not conjugated.
|Can||Ability, permission, possibility||She can come tonight.|
|Could||Ability, permission, possibility||They could help you later.|
|May||Permission, possibility||The customers may use the staff bathroom.|
|Might||Permission, possibility, probablity||It might snow next weekend.|
|Will||Prediction, promise, habits||I will finish the assignment.|
|Would||Wish, habits in the past||They wish you would study with them.|
|Shall||Suggestion||Shall I carry that for you?|
|Should||Advice, obligation||You should stop smoking.|
|Must||Obligation, prohibition||You must clean your room.|
The phrasal verbs are made up of a main verb and a proposition or an adverb. The English phrasal verbs have different meanings than the verb on its own.
The English regular verbs are all conjugated with the same structure for the present and past tense.
The English irregular verbs all have their own form in the present and past tense.
The gerund in English is a verb used as a noun. It looks the same as the present participle, but the function is different.
The infinitives in English are the base forms of the verbs, with 'to' in front of them.
The English imperative is used to give orders and instructions. The imperative is formed with the infinitive of the verb.
The reported speech in English is used to talk about what someone said in the past.
The English active and passive voice are not tenses, but are about the structure of the sentence and differ in who performs the action.
If you study these chapters, you will improve your English speaking and writing skills. There are exercises in every chapter to practice what you have learned in that chapter.
|1 Present tenses in English|
|2 Past tenses in English|
|3 Future tenses in English|
|4 Auxiliary verbs in English|
|5 Present participle in English|
|6 Past participle in English|
|7 Modal verbs in English|
|8 Phrasal verbs in English|
|9 Regular verbs in English|
|10 Irregular verbs in English|
|11 Gerund (-ing form) in English|
|12 Infinitive verbs in English|
|13 Imperative in English|
|14 Reported speech in English|
|15 Active and passive voice in English|
4.5/5 from 2 reviews
My name is Christina and I provide fun German and French language lesson for children and adult beginners or intermediate who want to... strengthen their language skills, improve the grammar knowledge, enrich the vocabulary and get into the German culture! I can teach in English or French! I had experince in teaching German, English and French to foreign people so I do have a lot of useful learning material I can provide you to make it easier! Read more
Hello Turkish Learners! I am a professional Turkish Teacher and a translator with a master degree.I have visited so many countries to research... cultures and Turkish Dialects. Since I was a child, my dream was to travel to Asia and learn all the other Turkish Languages such as Kyrgyz Turkish, Kazak Turkish, Tatar Turkish, Tuva Turkish) as well as to research the similarities and differences between Modern Turkish and other Turkish languages. In the past, I worked as a lecturer in the School of Foreign Languages of Turkish Education at Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas University for 3 years. During my appointment, I have taught all levels of Modern Turkish to the students who are from different nationalities such as Americans, Russians, English, German, Kazaks, Kyrgyz, Tatars, Mongol, Tuvas, Uighur Turk. I am also very fluent in Kyrgyz Turkish and Kazak Turkish. Currently, I am living in Turkey.I believe that with my experiences and love for languages, I can surely help you to speak up. As a patient and concise teacher, I: - develop and implement individual lesson plans for structured and conversational sessions. - use a variety of written and audio materials, primarily Elementary Turkish in 2 Volumes by Kurtuluş Öztopçu.- assign homework and provide regular feedback to students. - clarify complex grammar questions through examples from everyday conversations-make the language learning process less theoretical and more practical. Let me know your motivations and needs, and I will prepare an individual lesson plan for you.Just dream,you can learn language easily!Aysegul Read more
Hello! My name is Deborah! I am a language instructor. I teach Italian, English and Bulgarian. I have more than 10 years teaching... experience, both face-to-face and online to individual as well as to small and large groups. At the moment I am teaching Italian in a private school in Sofia, Bulgaria- where I lived for more than 10 years. I teach English to students ready to move to English speaking countries for work, and to students who need Еnglish for their career. I also prepare students for exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), and I offer language courses for communication and travelling purposes. I attended the College (tourism) in Lucca-Italy. I have a diploma in Secretarial and Business Administration from the South Kensington and Chelsea Collage in London- (I lived in London few years ago). I have a TEFL certificate -grade A. and an ECL certificate in Bulgarian C1 with 96/100. Therefore, I have a good knowledge of how languages work and I can provide my students with helpful insight. Teaching is my passion, and I am constantly in search for new methods to help my students to get through the challenges and the difficults when learning a new language. I am an enthusiastic, dedicated and adaptable teacher. I always use the communicative method in my teaching and I try to make my students feel comfortable by creating a funny and relaxed environment. I hope to see you soon in one of my classes! Read more