In this section we look at the grammar of verbs—their structure and form—and how we use them in spoken and written English.
What is a Verb?
1. helping verbs 2. main verbs
Some languages have 30+ forms of a verb! English has 8 at most 🙂
Speak naturally with tense.
Be Verb Rock Star Song
The verb be is a very special verb in English. Listen to the song.
I am going to do it
I am about to do it
for and since for Time
for two days, since 1st April
She insists that he come.
Active voice and passive voice
Cats eat mice. Mice are eaten by cats.
used to do/be used to
I used to do it. I am not used to it.
I will do it. I am going to do it. I am doing it. I do it.
if I win, if I won, if I had won
can, shall, must…
Have fun with these verb tense games!
put out, look after, get on with
Do you like tea? Why do you like tea? Do you like tea or coffee?
You like me, don’t you?
Infinitive or -ing?
I like to do, I like doing
Continuous Tenses and Meaning
Am I being silly?
In general a subject and a verb must agree in number.
fishing is fun, I dislike working, after arriving
Chains of two or more verbs: Let go. I want to play. He hates drinking.