Friday, May 6, 2011

3rd lesson: Verb

Lets start this lesson by watching this video...

So, have you watched the video? What is Verb? Verb can simply be put as an action.

There are two types of verbs:
  1. Main Verbs
  2. Helping Verbs

Main Verbs

Main Verbs are verbs that carry a meaning with it. For example:
  • I eat
  • He teaches
  • Earth rotates
There are another two types of Main Verbs:
  1. Linking/Lexical Verbs
  2. Regular and Irregular Verbs
Linking Verbs or Lexical Verbs are verbs that link a subject to what is said about the subject. For example:
Regular Verbs are verbs that does not changed when used in Present Tense, Past Tense or Past Participle. They will end with -ed. For example:
  • smile > smiled > smiled
  • snow > snowed > snowed
  • smell > smelled > smelled
  • stir > stirred > stirred
Here are more example of Regular Verbs.
Irregular Verbs in another hand, will change when used in Past Tense or Past Participle. the ending wont be the same and the word might change. For example:
  • eat > ate > eaten
  • begin > began > begun
  • buy > bought > bought
  • see > saw > seen
Here are more example of Irregular Verbs.

Helping Verbs.

Helping Verbs are also called Auxiliary Verbs. They are necessary in a sentence, but they do not carry much meaning with them. There are a few types of Helping Verbs as well. They are:
  • Main Helping Verbs
  • Modal Verbs
Main Helping Verbs consist of verb be (am, is and are), have (have and has), and do (do and does). This type of verbs can also function as Main Verbs in certain cases.

We will use
be as a Helping Verbs when:
  • We are making Continuous Tense (He is watching anime).
  • We are making Passive Sentence (The frog are eaten by the snake).
We will use have as a Helping Verbs when:
  • We are making Perfect Tense (I have finished my blog).
We will use do as a Helping Verbs when:
  • We are making Negative sentence (He does not like you).
  • We are asking question (Do you like him?).
  • We are emphasizing (I do like you)
Modal Verbs are verbs that modify the possibility of the verb used. There are ten modal verbs and each modal verbs carries different possibility. To make it easier for you to understand, here is a chart that i found while surfing the internet.

might < may < can = could < shall = should < ought to < must < will = would

This is what i can conclude from the table in term of the possibility.

Now, since u have done reading, how about I test your understanding. Have fun. :)



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