Tag Archives: Verbs

Make or Do?

When ‘do’ or ‘make’ are used as main verbs it can be confusing to ESL learners, since the verb ‘make’ goes with some words and the verb ‘do’ with other words. We use the verb ‘do’ when someone performs an … Continue reading

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The modal verb CAN

CAN is a modal verb . It can be used to express ability, to request or offer permission, and to show possibility or impossibility. I can play the violin. ABILITY Ann cannot stay out after 11 p.m.. PERMISSION Can you … Continue reading

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The imperative

The IMPERATIVE MOOD expresses direct commands, requests, and prohibitions. To make the imperative, use the infinitive of the verb without ‘to’: Open that door! To make a negative imperative, put “do not” or “don’t” before the verb: Don’t open that … Continue reading

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Present Simple Tense

We form the Present Simple tense as follows: subject + auxiliary verb + main verb do base There are three important exceptions: For positive sentences, we do not normally use the auxiliary. For the verb to be, we do not … Continue reading

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