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Bibliothèque virtuelle Verbes. Verb Tenses. Presents tenses Infographics. Conditionals. What are conditionals in English grammar?

Conditionals

Sometimes we call them 'if clauses'. They describe the result of something that might happen (in the present or future) or might have happened but didn't (in the past) . They are made using different English verb tenses. There are four kinds: The Zero Conditional: (if + present simple, ... present simple) If you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils.Click here to learn more. The Passive. An active sentence like I drank two cups of coffee has the subject first (the person or thing that does the verb), followed by the verb, and finally the object (the person or thing that the action happens to).

The Passive

So, in this example, the subject is 'I', the verb is 'drank' and the object is 'two cups of coffee'. But, we don't always need to make sentences this way. We might want to put the object first, or perhaps we don't want to say who did something. This can happen for lots of reasons (see the explanation further down the page). In this case, we can use a passive, which puts the object first:

State Verbs. Gerunds and Infinitives. Participle Clauses. Reduced Relative Clauses (Download this page in PDF here.)

Participle Clauses

(Click here for information about participle adjectives.) We can use participle clauses after a noun in the same way as relative clauses. This gives more information about the noun. We sometimes call this a 'reduced relative clause'. 1: A present participle (verb + ing) can be used in the same way as an active relative clause: The man driving the car is a friend of mine.(= The man who is driving the car is a friend of mine). The present participle can replace any active tense, not just the present continuous tense: Lorries coming over the bridge have to be careful of the wind.(= Lorries that come over the bridge have to be careful of the wind).Who was the girl wearing the red dress? Verb Patterns. Irregular Verbs. Modal Verbs.

Click here for all the exercises about modal verbs Here's a list of the modal verbs in English: Modals are different from normal verbs: 1: They don't use an 's' for the third person singular. 2: They make questions by inversion ('she can go' becomes 'can she go?

Modal Verbs

'). 3: They are followed directly by the infinitive of another verb (without 'to'). Probability: First, they can be used when we want to say how sure we are that something happened / is happening / will happen. For example: It's snowing, so it must be very cold outside.I don't know where John is. Ability We use 'can' and 'could' to talk about a skill or ability. She can speak six languages.My grandfather could play golf very well.I can't drive.Click here to find out more about ability. Obligation and Advice. Verbes modaux en anglais. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Verbes modaux en anglais

Dans la grammaire anglaise, les verbes modaux ou auxiliaires de modalité sont des auxiliaires qui donnent le point de vue de l'énonciateur sur l'énoncé. Il s'agit de can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would, ought, had better, ainsi que dare et need (dans certains de leurs emplois). Généralités[modifier | modifier le code] Exemples de groupes verbaux formés avec un modal : - She can swim (« Elle sait nager ») - Can he swim? - Will he play football on Saturday? Caractéristiques des modaux : Ils sont directement suivis de la base verbale (modal + infinitif sans to) (sauf ought, qui est directement suivi de l'infinitif avec to), ou d'un adverbe qui est suivi de la base verbale. . - Yes, she can / No, he won't Dans un groupe verbal, il ne peut y avoir qu'un seul modal (sauf dans le sud des États-Unis).Ce sont des opérateurs. Can, could[modifier | modifier le code] Can[modifier | modifier le code] Phrasal verbs ! What's ? Un phrasal verb, appelé aussi verbe à particule, est un verbe auquel on va adjoindre un autre mot, une particule, afin d’en modifier le sens.

Phrasal verbs ! What's ?

En ajoutant cette particule, on peut même obtenir un sens complètement différent du sens d’origine du verbe ! Pas toujours facile donc de comprendre le sens de ces phrasal verbs, surtout qu’il en existe des centaines en anglais ! Je vous propose donc ici de découvrir quelques généralités sur les phrasal verbs ainsi qu’une liste de ceux qui sont les plus utilisés. Phrasal verbs, quelques explications : Les phrasal verbs sont très très présents en anglais, c’est pour cela qu’il est vraiment indispensable de savoir les utiliser pour parler un bon anglais et surtout enrichir votre vocabulaire. Il est également nécessaire de se familiariser avec car il est possible d’obtenir le même sens qu’un autre verbe à partir d’un phrasal verb, cependant les deux formes ne s’utilisent pas forcément de la même manière.