Tenses Exercise III

November 8th, 2009 in English Quiz

1.    My brother has ——————– his work.

a)    Complete
b)    Completed
c)    Completing
d)    Been completed

2.    Somebody ———————— my pen yesterday.

a)    Stole
b)    Had stolen
c)    Has stolen
d)    Would steal

Uses of Dare

November 7th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Dare is used both as a principal verb and as an auxiliary verb.

Dare as a principal verb

Uses of Need

November 7th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Need is used both as a principal verb and as an auxiliary verb.

Need as a principal verb

Uses of Must and Aught

November 7th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Must remains unchanged whatever be its tense or the number and person of its subject. Must can refer to the present or future. And when used with the present perfect tense form of the principal verb, it can also refer to the past.

Uses of May and Might

November 6th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

To express permission

May is used to ask and give permission.

May I come in, Sir?
Yes, you may.
May I go now?
No, you may not.

Uses of Can and Could

November 6th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Can
To express ability

Can is used to express present or general ability.

I can swim.
She can knit.
We can speak English.
Can you speak French?
She can draw beautiful pictures.

Uses of Would

November 6th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

In Indirect Speech

Would is the past tense form of will in indirect speech.