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    A the Verb

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    |The subject is one activist and the singular verb is has | |2. |b | | | | |The subject is to one group of people‚ so the verb form requires is right | |3. |a |The subject is plural‚ vitamins‚ and the verb must be plural too‚ "are" is correct. | |

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    Phrasal Verbs

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    …4 An Overview of Phrasal Verbs ……………………………………….……………...…………….…4 Chapter 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………...….12 Practical Aspects of Phrasal Verbs …….…………………………………………….……...………12 Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………..19 Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………...20 Introduction The present paper suggests a revision of all the theses concerning the domain of complex verbs. The practical aim of the

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    regular verbs

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    In the English language verbs have different forms or tenses. There is the present tense‚ the simple past tense and past participle‚ to name a few. Most regular verbs have the simple past and the past participle spelled like the present tense except the past tenses have a “d” or “ed” added to the regular form. However‚ with irregular verbs it’s a different story. What are irregular verbs? Irregular verbs are common verbs in the English language that do not follow the simple system of adding “d”

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    Verb and Gerund

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    forms of the gerund may be rendered in different ways‚ the passive forms are nearly rendered by a clause. Also there are the row of verbs and adjectives with prepositions‚ after which are used the gerund. For example after such verbs as to avoid‚ to dislike‚ to enjoy‚ to finish‚ to mind‚ to forgive‚ can’t help and some other$ we use only the gerund‚ but after verbs to like‚ to begin‚ to start‚ to continue‚ to try and some others we can use the gerund or infinitive. I am going to describe all this

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    Tenses of Verbs

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    PRESENT (main verb) I study English. He studies English. PAST (past tense of main verb) I studied English. He studied English. FUTURE (will or shall + main verb) I will study English. He will study English. PRESENT PERFECT (have or has + past participle of verb) I have studied English. He has studied English. PAST PERFECT (had + past participle of verb) I had studied English. He had studied English. FUTURE PERFECT (will or shall + have + past participle of verb) I will have

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    Reporting Verbs

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    ACADEMIC LEARNING AND LANGUAGE LEARNING GUIDE Reporting Verbs In academic writing‚ you will often need to refer to the research of others‚ also called secondary sources. A reporting verb is a word which is used to talk about or report on other people ’s work. Reporting verbs can be used to great effect‚ but the difficulty with using them is that there are many‚ and each of them has a slightly different and often subtle meaning. Introduction In academic writing‚ it is important to present

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    The noun and the verb are the most important categories of speech. The verb is the most important. These categories are the nucleus of the sentence‚ which is composed of the subject and the predicate. The verb lexeme needs determination too. The verb must express time‚ person and other distinctions. Besides these distinctions‚ the verb must express such semantic functions as terminativity/boundness and non-terminativity. Process is expressed by the verb. It has an end point: the process of writing

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    Verb and Example

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    big‚ great‚ high‚ large or tall Word | Explanation | Example | big | large in size‚ degree or amount | a big stone | great | much bigger than average | a great success a great time | high | measurement from the bottom to the top; greater than normal | a high mountain a high level | large | big in size and quantity | a large country a large number of people | tall | greater height than average | a tall man | Note: We use high or tall when we talk about buildings. | borrow or lend

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    Reporting Verbs

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    Reporting verbs When introducing references[->0] into the text (citing) you should choose suitable ’reporting’ verbs as these can: · strengthen the arguments you are presenting · help the reader understand why the source is relevant. Some verbs are neutral: · Smith describes... · Jones states... · Green defines... Some verbs draw attention to the author’s viewpoint: · Harris argues... · O’Neill disputed... · Jackson conceded... Some verbs give information about the author’s work: · Holmes

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    Verb and Gerund

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    THEORETICAL 2.1 Meaning of gerund According to Drs. Hariyono Rudy is a word that is used or functioning as a noun. Or it can also be said that the gerund is a verb that make to be a noun (verbal noun). According to Drs. John S. Hartono and friend gerund is a verb-ing form used as a noun. According to A. Ghani Johan is a form of the verb + ing that serves as an object‚ usually describe the process. Therefore gerund functions can occupy the subject‚ object‚ complement or description. Example:

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    Difficult Verbs

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    DIFFICULT VERBS VERB Sew PAST Sewed PAST PARTICIPLE Sewn MEANING to use a needle and thread to make or repair clothes or to fasten something such as a button to them. to get rid of something that you no longer need or want. to kill someone - used especially in newspapers. to move smoothly over a surface while continuing to touch it‚ or to make something move in this way. to throw or put something somewhere with a careless movement and some force. to have a strong and very unpleasant smell. to damage

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    Multi-word verbs Phrasal verbs Prepositional verbs Phrasal-prepositional verbs Multi-word verbs compared to verb + PP combinations Intransitive verbs Intransitive vs. causative verbs Copula constructions Different phrase types used as complement Refrences Verb complementation types   A clause consists basically of the predicate verb and its complements (additional expressions needed to ‘complete’ the sense of the main verb). The relationship between the main verb and its

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    Regular Verbs and Irregular Verbs English verbs are tricky. Even the regular verbs are not always so regular‚ but what makes a verb regular exactly? Regular verbs can be written in the past tense by adding either -d or -ed to the base verb form (jump‚ jumped). Irregular verbs‚ however‚ have different spellings to change a verb to the past tense. Sometimes the change is as simple as one letter (know‚ knew)‚ and other times the change is more complicated (go‚ went). Most irregular verb forms come

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    Stative Verb & Action Verb All verbs in English are classified as either stative or action verbs (also referred to as ’dynamic verbs’). Action verbs describe actions we take (things we do) or things that happen. Stative verbs refer to the way things ’are’ - their appearance‚ state of being‚ smell‚ etc. The most important difference between stative and action verbs is that action verbs can be used in continuous tenses and stative verbs can not be used in continuous tenses. Action Verbs She’s studying

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    Modal Verbs

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    Modal verbs A modal verb is a verb‚ for example ‘can’‚ ‘might’‚ or ‘must’ that is used before another verb to show that something is possible‚ necessary‚ etc. Here are some of the uses and meanings of modal verbs. For a more detailed description‚ use a good grammar book. Here are the main modal verbs of English: can could may might must ought shall will would Expressing degrees of certainty In the speaker’s opinion‚ John has the car: The car’s not here – John must have taken it. The speaker

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    Noun: Pronoun and Verb

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    Examples: cowboy‚ theatre‚ box‚ thought‚ tree‚ kindness‚ arrival Verb A verb is a word which describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something). Examples: walk‚ talk‚ think‚ believe‚ live‚ like‚ want Adjective An adjective is a word that describes a noun. It tells you something about the noun. Examples: big‚ yellow‚ thin‚ amazing‚ beautiful‚ quick‚ important Adverb An adverb is a word which usually describes a verb. It tells you how something is done. It may also tell you when

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    SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT

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    SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT  1.When a singular and plural subject are connected by either/or or neither/nor‚ put the plural subject last and use a plural verb.  Example: Neither Jenny nor the others are available.  2.Sometimes the subject is separated from the verb by words such as along with‚ as well as‚ besides‚ or not. Ignore these expressions when determining whether to use a singular or plural verb.  Examples: The politician‚ along with the newsmen‚ is expected shortly. Excitement‚ as well

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    Communication is the exchange of thoughts‚ messages‚ or information‚ as by speech‚ signals‚ writing‚ or behaviour. Derived from the Latin word "communis"‚ meaning to share. Communication requires a sender‚ a message‚ and a recipient‚ although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender’s intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative

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    Verb Tense Chart

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    VERB TENSE CHART SIMPLE PAST Portrays an action or state of being that took place before the time when the sentence is written. I WAS I RAN I ATE HE SMILED PAST PERFECT Shows that the verb’s action was completed at some time before another past event. It consists of the word had plus the past participle of the verb. I HAD BEEN I HAD RUN I HAD EATEN HE HAD SMILED SIMPLE PAST PROGRESSIVE The past progressive is used to talk about an activity that was in progress at a specific point of time in the

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    Phrasal Verbs

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    Phrasal Verbs QuizPhrasal Verbs ListPhrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Think of them as you would any other English vocabulary. Study them as you come across them‚ rather than trying to memorize many at once. Use the list below as a reference guide when you find an expression that you don’t recognize. The examples will help you understand the meanings. If you think of each phrasal verb as a separate verb with a specific meaning‚ you will

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