When we speak or write, we generally use words in groups. Such a group of words which makes complete sense is called a sentence. Little Jack Horner sat in a corner. Jack and Jill went up the hill. Two and two make four. It is getting dark. Kinds of sentences There are four kinds of...
The simplest use of a verb is to make a statement or to ask a question. I got up early in the morning. Who wrote that story? A verb may also be used to express a command. Shut up! Or a verb may be used to express a mere supposition.
The simple past tense Form: Subject + past tense of the verb I worked. She sang. He played. Mother cooked. The simple past tense is used to talk about an action completed in the past. It is often used with adverbs or adverb phrases of past time.
Each level of Practical Grammar has 100 units, divided into modules of five units. Each module examines a particular area of grammar. The grammar is set in short, everyday conversations or texts, showing the language in natural situations which students will find engaging and can relate to. Students then examine the form, meaning and use of the language before practicing it in a variety of activity types. Introduction, Appendices, Answer Key with tapescripts, Index added Thanks to anonymous
When the subject is an infinitive phrase, the sentence often begins with it. Instead of saying ‘To find fault with others is easy’, we say, ‘It is easy to find fault with others’. More examples are given below. It is easy to learn English. (More natural than ‘To learn English is easy’).
has/have + past participle form of the verb He has written a letter. They have arrived. It has stopped raining. The present perfect tense is used to talk about completed activities in the immediate past. It is often used with the adverb of time just. I have just finished my work.