Understanding Verb Forms, Handout p. 69-71 Don’t get hung up on all the terminology! Focus on how the form of the verb changes in different situations. Endings may be added to the verb ing and –ed Auxiliary (helping) verbs may be placed before the verb be, have, will
Understanding Verb Forms, p. 69-71 You can use the simple tenses in most general situations: She walks to work every day. (Simple present) She walkedto work yesterday. (Simple past) She will walk to work tomorrow. (Future)
Understanding Verb Forms, p. 69-71 Use the continuous (progressive) tenses when you want to show an ongoing or incomplete action: She is walkingto work right now. (Present Continuous) She was walkingto work when I saw her. (Past Continuous) She will be walkingto work from now on. (Future continuous)
Understanding Verb Forms, p. 69-71 Use the perfect tenses when you want to show completedactions: She has walkedto work many times, but usually she takes the bus. (Present perfect) She had walkedto work before he called to offer a ride. (Past perfect) She will have walkedto work by the time I can pick her up. (Future perfect)
A few more examples Gail has worked hard on the puzzle. (present perfect) They had finished the work before their shift ended. (past perfect) The volunteers will have worked many unpaid hours. (future perfect)
Understanding Verb Forms, p. 69-71 In writing, you will mostly use these three tenses: She walks. (simple present) She walked. (simple past) She has walked. (present perfect)
Understanding Verb Forms, p. 69-71 Note: Irregular verbs are formed differently, and you just have to learn these individually. She writes. (simple present) She wrote. (simple past) She haswritten. (present perfect)
Exercise 3.2, p. 71(Handout – not text) Write the correct form of the verb for the blank. More than one tense might be appropriate: Tanya brought [bring] her son along on the trip to the museum, and he behaved [behave] very well.
Exercise 3.2, p. 71 Write the correct form of the verb for the blank. More than one tense might be appropriate: 2. Thomas saw [see] a skunk in the woods, but he avoided [avoid] it because his teacher warned [warn] him about skunks.
Exercise 3.2, p. 71(Handout) 3. We ate / have eaten 4. will leave / we have to leaves / will have to left / had 5. play ** have been playing will be playing 6. will meet 7. had not slept did not sleep 8. enjoyed 9. did you buy / bought 10. has already seen / went / will meet has already seen / will go / will meet
Extra Practice Handout Verbs to conjugate for each question. drive feel bring have grow search study see watch throw
Compare and Contrast Feedback Review your paragraph Make grammar corrections and hand back to me If you didn’t do the homework, spend your time reviewing the compare/contrast section of the text.
Comparison Paragraph Assignment Topics for a comparison paragraph Write a comparison paragraph based on one of the following topics:
Two places you have lived Two schools or education systems Two types of music You as a child and you as an adult A job you loved and a job you hated Two athletes in the same sport Your life now with your life five years ago learning from experience and learning from books Two singers or musicians Two attitudes toward money