English Prepositions So what are prepositions? A preposition is a word which is used before a noun to show its connection to another word in the sentence. For example: The dog rests on the armchair. (The word "on" is used before "the armchair". The name "preposition" (pre + position) means "put before". Here are some more examples: She stands by the tree. The cat leans against the garbage can. The sign is under the car. The rocket went through the heart. They flew into the snow. She is reading to her babies. He is climbing up that mountain. A preposition can come before a pronoun as well. For example:
Irregular verbs again I have already published several posts on irregular verbs: Past participles – divided according to the pronunciation and Present perfect tense. However, a week ago a student of mine contacted me and asked me if I could create a way for him to learn the irregular verbs. He spends a lot of time driving so he asked me to prepare something to listen to in his car. So I did. In this post there are 33 irregular verbs presented in an associative matrix, in mp3 for listening, in mp3 for learning and two games for practising them. Irregular verbs – learning Here you can find two ways to learn the irregular verbs. Here is the pdf version of all the irregular verbs: Irregular verbs_part1 Irregular verbs – Listen and learn In learning there are only a few methods which work for everyone. If you need just the correct pronunciation of each of the verbs presented above, here is the mp3 with all of the verbs: You can download the files here: All the irregular verbsAll the verbs learning mp3
Irregular Verbs — Exercise 2 Directions: In the exercise that follows, you will read sentences that contain blanks. These blanks require the appropriate forms of irregular verbs. To keep track of your answers, print the accompanying handout. Otherwise, face the consequences! Start here. Home • Terms • Exercises • Handouts • Rules • Shop • Feedback 1997 - 2014 by Robin L. valid html
Irregular Verbs First the good news - all new verbs in English are regular. I photocopied the report. She faxed it to me. However, that doesn't help you to learn the approximately 180 irregular verbs which do exist. So how do you learn them? One useful method is to note down new irregular verbs as you meet them. It is useful to put these verbs (or any vocabulary you want to learn) into sentences and learn those rather than the individual word. Which do you think is easier to learn? stick stuck stuck I stuck the photo into my album. Another good technique is to classify the irregular verbs into 4 categories. 1. set set set 2. beat beat beaten eat ate eaten blow blew blown throw threw thrown drink drank drunk sing sang sung speak spoke spoken wake woke woken 3. bend bent bent sleep slept slept spend spent spent bring brought brought buy bought bought teach taught taught have had had pay paid paid say said said 4. come came come do did done go went gone show showed shown Return to List of Grammar Lessons
Can, Could and Be Able To Exercise We ______________ go to the party. We're going to a wedding. will can't won't be able to couldn't want be able toHe __________ pass the exam if he studied harder. would be able to will be able to canI __________ remember his name. fish 'm not able to can'tThey ____________ go. The weather was too bad. couldn't weren't able to can'tSorry, Teacher. I ____________ do it yet. wasn't able to haven't been able to couldn'tShe _____________ come on holiday next month if her parents give her permission. 'll be able to can't couldThe fishing boat sank but luckily all the crew ____________ save themselves. were able to was able to couldA. Can you lend me some money? List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. The seventeen quizzes with a gold marble were written by the English faculty at an estimable midwestern university and are used here with the permission of that department. The ten quizzes with a red marble were prepared by students in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University. Clicking on the NUMBER immediately before the quiz's name will take you to the section of the Guide pertaining to the grammatical issue(s) addressed in that quiz. Clicking on the Guide's logo at the top of a quiz-page will bring you back to this page.