Exercise: Verbs: voice, mood, tense, person, number

In the following sentences: 1. underline and write the verb or verbs 2. write its voice 3. write its mood 4. write its tense 5. write its person 6. write its number For example: 1. Be forgiving toward your parents. verb: be forgiving voice: active mood: imperative tense: simple present person: first number: singular 1. …

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Verb properties: voice, mood, tense, person, and number

In English grammar, a verb has five properties: voice, mood, tense, person, and number. Properties of a Verb Voice: Active Voice: the subject performs the action (I saw the car) Passive Voice: the subject receives the action (The car was seen by me) Mood: Indicative Mood: shows an assertion (I am there), denial (I am …

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English word order: Subject-Verb-Object (SVO)

Words form meaningful sentences, only if they are placed in a particular order. Sentences comprise of a Subject and a Predicate (verb, object). Different languages follow different word order to make sentences. Word order English equivalent Proportion of languages Example languages SOV “She him loves.” 45% Sanskrit (and all Indian languages), Ancient Greek, Latin, Japanese, …

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Exercise: Verb

1. Fill in the blanks: 1. I waited for her until she ___. will come came comes 2. He finished his homework as quickly as he ___. may could might can 3. He applied where he ___ find some job. may might can could shall should will would must 4. Since she was not there, …

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English Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech Commonly listed English parts of speech are noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and sometimes numeral, article or determiner. Noun (names) A Noun is a word or lexical item denoting any abstract (abstract noun: e.g. home) or concrete entity (concrete noun: e.g. house); a person (police officer, Steven), place (coastline, …

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