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…
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…
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…
The simple present and the present progressive encode semantic meaning through a combination of devices. From general to specific, these semantic devices are: (a) nature of the specific verbal aspect, (b) inherent semantic properties of the verb, (c) aspectual classes of the verb, and (d) core meanings of the verb predicate. Below is the essence of each semantic device, presented in the order just mentioned.
Nature of Verbal Aspect. Exploration of the nature of verbal aspect can be traced back…
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…
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…
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…
Another example in avoiding excessive use of verb forms in a sentence
“There are a number of factors that are believed to be significant in adopting school uniforms in public schools.”
This sentence should be written as:
“Number of factors believed to be significant in adopting school uniforms in public schools.”
These are examples that avoid confusion, get straight to the point, and being direct to the reader.
Stress emphasis indicates that the last part of a sentence is…
the high-frequency words at the kindergarten level will allow her to see the words she is reading incorrectly of confusing. Another helpful reading method to help Carmen improve her reading is by going over her vowels sounds. Carmen did have challenges when reading “ran” and read it as “run”. She confused the /a/ and /u/ sound and having a mini lesson going over long and short vowel sound. The mini lesson will help Carmen say the correct sound of the vowel.
Lastly, helping Carmen identify verb…
it matches its three-word title “Peeled pencil, chocker.” Stein always recommends her readers to read her poems aloud. So, if we speed the pace of this poem while reading out loud, the words “rub her” would become closer and be read “rubber” and when saying the poem aloud and fast, we would not tell if “coke” is calling “cock” or “coat.” On the contrary to that, Professor Cappello is all about making sense to her readers and choosing words that are spoken by all sorts of people. She even uses…