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Formation of Negative Sentences – Part II

November 12th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Present continuous tense

Sentences in the present continuous tense have the following structure:

Subject + is/am/are + -ing form of the verb

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part I

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple present

In order to change an affirmative sentence in the simple present tense into a negative sentence, we use do not or does not before the principal verb. Note that do is used with I, you and plural subjects. Does is used with singular subjects.

Interrogative Sentences – Part IV

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple Future Tense

Sentences in the simple future tense have the following structure:

Subject + will/shall + present tense form of the verb

Formation of Interrogative Sentences – Part III

November 11th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Simple past

The simple past tense has the following structure:

Subject + past tense form of the verb.

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.