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Direct and Indirect Objects

November 16th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Read the sentences given below:

I wrote a story.
She sang a song.
He broke the window.

Here the nouns story, song and window are the objects of the verbs wrote, sang and he respectively.

More on Sentence Agreement

November 16th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Rule 1

The verb must agree with its subject in number and person. In other words a singular subject should be followed by a singular verb. Similarly, a plural subject should be followed by a plural verb.

Strong and Weak Verbs

November 15th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

We have already seen that the main tenses of a verb are the present, the past and the past participle. All other tenses are formed from these three forms.

Verbs of Incomplete Predication

November 14th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

Intransitive verbs do not have objects:

The baby cried.
She slept.

In the example sentences given above the intransitive verbs cried and slept have no objects, but the sentences still make complete sense.

More on Verbs: Mood

November 14th, 2009 in English Grammar, English Learning, ESL, Improve English

The word mood is derived from the Latin word ‘modus’ which means mode or manner. Hence the mood of a verb shows the mode or manner in which the action expressed by the verb takes place.

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part IV

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

Simple future

The simple future tense is used to talk about an action or event which is yet to take place. Sentences in this tense have the following structure:

Formation of Negative Sentences – Part III

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

Simple past

The simple past tense expresses a past action or event the time of which may or may not be indicated.
Sentences in this tense have the following structure: