Uses of the Participle

November 1st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Present Participle As an object complement

The present participle can be used as an object complement placed after the object.

He kept me waiting.
I found the child sitting outside.

The Participle – Part I

November 1st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Read the sentence given below:

Seeing the dog the child ran away.

Future Tenses

October 31st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Simple Future or Future Indefinite Tense

Affirmative
I will/shall write.
He will/shall write.
They will/shall write.

Negative
I will/shall not write.
He will/shall not write.
They will/shall not write.

Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous Tenses

October 31st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

The Past Perfect Tense

Affirmative
I had worked.
She had worked.
They/you/we had worked.

Negative
I had not worked.
She had not worked.
They/you/we had not worked.

Simple Past and Past Continuous Tense

October 31st, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

The Simple Past or Past Indefinite Tense

Affirmative

I wrote.
She wrote.
They/you/we wrote.

Negative

I didn’t write.
She didn’t write.
They/you/we didn’t write.

Interrogative

Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous Tenses

October 30th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

Present Perfect Tense

Form
Affirmative
I have written.
He has written.
They/you/we have written.

Negative
I have not written.
She has not written.
They/you/we have not written.

Simple Present and Present Continuous Tenses

October 30th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL

The present indefinite or the simple present

Form:
Affirmative

I work.
She works.
They/you work.

Negative

I don’t work.
She doesn’t work.
They/you don’t work.

Interrogative