Verbs and Tenses
Most verbs describe actions, so they are called action verbs. Action verbs tell what people or things are doing. Here are some common action verbs.
Subject and Verb Agreement
When you use a verb, you have to say who or what is doing the action. This ‘who or what’ is the subject of the verb. The subject and the verb match each other. You say that the subject and the verb agree when they match each other.
Use a singular verb if the subject is a singular noun. For example, the subjects ‘my dad’ or ‘our school’, or any of the pronouns he, she or it, require a singular verb. Most singular verbs end in s. Look at the subjects…
It is fitting to begin a study on how modern English speakers describe aspect in Ancient Greek by exploring how the ancient Greeks described this concept themselves. In the Platonic dialogue The Sophist, the verb is defined as “the word indicating action,” or simply the action word. Aristotle defines the verb as “a sound compounded with meaning and indicative of time”. A verb, according to the Greeks, describes action, from which we can deduce further that it has a subject, and it indicates…
taken to move animals by humans. However the word Fahrad in German means to drive, as in drive a vehicle. Although there was the concept of driving animals before vehicles, the meaning changed with the change of technology. Now the word driven has change to be used in verbal phrases. What is familiar now was once unfamiliar language in the past, much like the internet is changing our language now.
With the internet there have come different forms of communication, mail became snail-mail and the…
population, but American is only 23 percent with same group of people. Moderators of the podcast also said that people who speak Mandarin are 20 percent more likely to save money. However, in the research, Chinese spent 29 billion dollars for consuming smoke, which is much higher than America and other English-speaking countries. Those data show that the conclusion in the podcast is not even close to truth.
Some words that English does not have, and some words that the other languages do not…
1. What is the central idea of each text? Answer in complete sentences!!! (3 pts each)
“Use It or Lose It: Why Language Changes over Time”
Words more commonly used in everyday life are far less likely to evolve compared to less frequently used words, seen across multiple Indo-European languages. One of the main examples, in English, is irregular verbs. As language evolved from Old to Middle to current English, fewer and fewer irregular verbs (non “-ed”) existed. Studies found that the verbs…
Structure in a novel can improve the story to make it a more important story. The structure in the stories help make them become a form of literary fiction. In the stories The Things They Carried and Love Medicine, the authors use multiple different structure techniques to help improve their stories. These techniques make the story interesting to read and make the characters much more relatable. But, the techniques make the stories more complicated and therefore more…
Can is undoubtedly the most frequently used modal verb. The general use of ‘can’ describes a general or specific ability to do something either in a natural or learned way.
E.g. I can swim. = I have the ability to swim.
For the elementary level it is interesting to engage students by means of flashcards. They will describe what they can do and what they cannot do.
When a speaker asks for permission he/she uses very likely the modal verb ‘can’. Furthermore, it…
9. The concluding paragraph is wonderful. It sums up the essay by explaining how happy you are now that you have a family that makes you as happy as your dad did. You could add more descriptive words into the already existing sentences.
10. The essay meets the word requirement. The essay’s date is not in MLA format. The date is supposed to read “13 September 2016”. Besides this minor flaw, the document is correctly formatted.
11. There are many verb disagreements that need to be…
Have you ever wondered how the noun and verb form of the word camp could differ? How is it possible to have a noun and verb for of the same word? Although that may seem outrageous there are plenty of words that have a noun and verb form that are closely related to each other. For example; record, escort, insult, crash, phone, shop, etc all have a noun and verb form and this list could go on-and-on. Today we will focus on analyzing the word 'camp'. To begin our analyzation on the word 'camp' we…
actions or verbs to express various progresses of the state in each situation; therefore, it needs a particle to be added to the sentence to achieve this need. Chinese grammar is not similar to English grammar, in which English can add -ing onto the end of a verb to show the ongoing state of an action. Chinese has many particles such as le, zhe, guo that are being used in the sentences to add aspectual values to the attached verbs in the sentences. Even though aspect particles express different…