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Grammar

  1. 1. Nadina C. Nicolici
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Choose the category and the value </li></ul><ul><li>2. You are given the answer, make the correct question </li></ul>
  3. 3. Present Tense Past Tense Present Perfect Past Perfect Future 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300
  4. 4. Present Tense for 100 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is used for general truths. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Present Tense for 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Present Tense Simple used for? </li></ul>Return
  6. 6. Present Tense for 200 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is used for a future action, part of a plan. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Present Tense for 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>Is Present Tense Continuous used correctly in this sentence: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am leaving tomorrow morning”? </li></ul>Return
  8. 8. Present Tense for 300 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It expresses annoying actions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Present Tense for 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What does the Present Tense Continuous + frequency adverb express? </li></ul>Return
  10. 10. Past Tense for 100 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is used for a completed action in a time before now. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Past Tense for 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Past Tense Simple used for? </li></ul>Return
  12. 12. Past Tense for 200 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It expresses a change of mind. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Past Tense for 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What does Past Tense Continuous express? </li></ul>Return
  14. 14. Past Tense for 300 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It expresses a very polite request (with “wonder”). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Past Tense for 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What does this sentence express: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was wondering if you could open to window”? </li></ul>Return
  16. 16. Present Perfect for 100 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is composed of two elements: to have (present tense) + past participle of the main verb. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Present Perfect for 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you form the Present Perfect Simple? </li></ul>Return
  18. 18. Present Perfect for 200 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>They express the idea of an unidentified time before now. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Present Perfect for 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What do ever and never express? </li></ul><ul><li>(I have never visited France </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever been there?) </li></ul>Return
  20. 20. Present Perfect for 300 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is used when time is not important or not specified. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used when details about the time or place are specified or asked for. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Present Perfect for 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between Paste Tense and Present Perfect? </li></ul>Return
  22. 22. Past Perfect for 100 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It refers to a past time, earlier than before now. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Past Perfect for 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What does the Past Perfect Simple refer to? </li></ul>Return
  24. 24. Past Perfect for 200 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It corresponds to a present time, but with reference to a time earlier than before now. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Past Perfect for 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the correspondence between Present Perfect Continuous and Past Perfect Continuous? </li></ul>Return
  26. 26. Past Perfect for 300 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>This form is also used in reported speech as equivalent of the past continuous and the present perfect continuous in direct speech. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Past Perfect for 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What two tenses from direct speech become Past Perfect Continuous in indirect speech? </li></ul>Return
  28. 28. Future Tense for 100 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>This can express both a later event than now and our attitude. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Future Tense for 100 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What does the future tenses express in general? </li></ul>Return
  30. 30. Future Tense for 200 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It is composed of three elements: to have (future simple) + past participle of the main verb. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Future Tense for 200 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you form the Future Perfect Continuous? </li></ul>Return
  32. 32. Future Tense for 300 <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>It suggests a very strong association with the present. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Future Tense for 300 <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the function of “to be going to”? </li></ul>Return

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