Present Tense, Past Tense, Future Tense, Infinitive constructions, Model verbs, Passive Voice

PRESENT TENSE SIMPLE

USES:

for regular ,costumory,habitual action: -adv.:always,every day (night,wealways have diner at 7.

2.for momentary actions – developing – certains verbs like:to know,to understand,to remember,to remaind.

Now I remember everything.

3.for momentary actions: knoch ,jump,hit

4.in sport comentaries: Hagi takes the bool from Contra and he hits it.

5.in instructions:You take 1 kg of sucher, you put in the pot,you add 200 mg…

6.for generals truths: The Earth spins rond it self.

7.for future plans made by some authority: The plain leevs at 7 p.m.

FORMS: Affirmative: S+vb.(+ s) – III person sg.

Negative: S+don’t+vb. / doesn’t –III person sg

Interogative: do(does)+S+vb (III sg)

PRESENT TENSE CONTINIUS

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with actions developing in the present(now , in this moment)

with temporary actions:He is studying French this month.

with personals plans(future meaning):I’m living tomorrow-I mean it

with repeated actions,that started being boring,annis borowen money from me.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S+to be+vb+ing

Negative: S+be+not+vb+ing

Interogative: to be +S+vb+ing

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE

USED:

for actions ended very close to the present:recently,lately,just,already,yet:I have eaten many fruits recently.

for actions which started in the past and continued till (close to) the moment of speech:- since-1986,january,last summer / since you le(dates)

-for (period)-we

for actions whose date is unknown:Shakespeare has written many sonets.

for actions which have rezults in the present:I have read this chapter and I can tell you the subject.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S+have / has(IIIsg) +vb.Past Participle

{ Past Participle:ireg.vb.-III forma

reg.vb.-vb.+ed }

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOS

USED:

for actions wich have been developping from a certain moment in past up to the present:I have been listening to the radio for 30 minutes / since 25 past 7

FORMS:

Affirmative: S+have been / has been +vb.+ing

Interogative:have / has + S + been+ vb.+ing

Negative:S + haven’t / hasn’t +vb.+ing

FUTURE

FUTURE SIMPLE

FORMS:

Affirmative: S + shall / will +vb (shall-Isg /Ipl)

Negative: S + shall not(shan’t) / will not(won’t) +vb

Interogative: will + S + vb

FUTURE CONTINUOS

It expresses a future action that will be taking place at a certain moment:

This time tomorrow the children will be watching TV.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S + will be + vb + ing

Interogative: will + S + be + vb + ing

Negative: S + won’t be + vb + ing

FUTURE-in-the-PAST SIMPLE

It expresses a future action or state seen from a past viewpoint from the past.

Our friends promised that they would pay us a visit next wewill + vb / would + vb

FUTURE-in-the-PAST CONTINUOS

It expresses a Future Continuos seen from a past viewpoint.

FORMS: would + be + ing

FUTURE PERFECT SIMPLE

Used for actions which will be finished before another action / before another moment(in the future).

FORM: S + will / shall + have + Past Participle(vb)

FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOS

Used for future actions that at the certain moment in the future have been lasting for a while.

In June, we will have been living in this flat for ten years.

FORM: will + have been + ing

PAST PERFECT

Used for action which take place in the past before another actions , or a date in the past.

George explained he would go to Greece ahe had bought a new car.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S + had + Past Participle

Interogative: had + S + vb +ed(III)

Negative: S + hadn’t + Past Participle

PAST TENSE SIMPLE

The actions starts and ends in the pasts in a specifyed moment:yesterday,X days ago,before,wespech: She said:"I am happy today!"

Indirect spech: She said that she was happy that day.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S + vb.

Negative: S + didn’t / did not + I

PAST TENSE CONTINUOS

It is used to express an arrangement seen from a past viewpoint:

He was getting married only three days from now and he wasn’t sure.

FORMS:

Affirmative: S + was / were + vb + ing

Negative: S + wasn’t / waren’t + vb + ing

Interogative: was / were + S + vb + ing

When we refer to Infinitive constructions , we generaly think of The Nominative with the Infinitive and The Accusative with the Infinitive .

THE NOMINATIVE WITH THE INFINITIVE , which consist of a noun / pronoun (in the Nominative) + Long Infinitive , is used:

1.with the following vb. In the passive: to accept , to believe , to expect , to find(out) , to hear , to imagine , to know , to notice , to say , to see , to suppose , etc.

She is said to be a very intelligent student.

2.with the following vb. in the activ voice: to appear , to chance , to happen , to prove , to seem etc.

The hunter changed to see the bear before I did.

3.with such constructions as : to be likely , to be certain /positive , to be lucky/unlucky , to be sure.

My son is likely to know what her new address is.

4.Aordinal numbers , superlatives and the only:

John was the first to finish the exercise.

THE ACCUSATIVE WITH THE NOMINATIVE , which consist of a noun/pronoun (in the Accusative) + an Infinitive , is used:

1.with vb. of perception : to hear , to feel , to notice , to see , to perceive and athe vb to let and to make. Athese vb , The Short Infinitive must be used:

I saw him go into the house.

That noise made her look back.

One should make the difference between:

I heard her singing in the garden.( PRESENT PARTICIPLE )

And : I heard her sing at the concert.(SHORT INFINITIVE )

2.avb expressing volition : to demand , to desire , to forbid ,to intend , to want ,to wish.

I want him arrive there before noon.

3.avb expressing mental activities: to believe , to consider , to expect , to imagine , to know , to suppose , to think , to understand ,etc.

They didn’t expect her to arrive in time.

4.avb of command or permission: to allow , to command , to force , to oblige ,to order, to permit ,etc.

The teacher allowed me to leave the classroom.

5.aimpersonal constructions:

It’s imposible for them to know where we are.

6.asuch vb as : to advise , to choose , to challenge , to convince , to send .

Mother advised us not to run in the street.

CAN-COULD (to be able to) – shows ability , capacity and , sometines , willingness.

He could speak three languages fluently.

MAY –MIGHT (to be allowed / permitted to ) – expresses permission , possibility , probability.

May I join you?

He may / might turn up any moment now.

MUST (to have to / to be to /to be forced ) –conveys the idea of obligation and sometimes of certainty.

You must finished by mondey.

SHOULD – expresses desirability , advice and sensible suggestions.

You should tell them the truth now.

OUGHT TO –also hints an obligation , at what is generally expected from people.

Everybody ought to observe these rules.

SHALL (rarely used ) – expresses a promise or an order when used the 2nd or 3rd person.

You shall have your bike on your birthday.

WILL – shows willingness , promised and introduces requests.

I will definitely help them.

WOULD – suggests willingness and introduces formal requests;or expresses regular or habitual action in the past

Would you tell me the time , sir ?

Last summer at the seaside , I would get up early and walk alone on the beach.

USED TO – also hints at repetition of action in the past.

He used to call on us daily when he lived in neighbourhood.

NEED –rarely used in questions , it is mostly used in negative sentences , expressing lach of necessity or obligation.

You need’t come with me;

Do you need more money?

DARE – having a perjorative nuance , it may convey either anger , irritation , strong reproach.

How dare you talk to me like that?!

I dare you to say that again!

He doesn’t dare to swim across the river. (=he isn’t brave enough)

PASSIVE VOICE

I eat apples.

S1 D.O

The apples ware eaten by me.

S2 I.O

The Passive voice changes the dress from the agent (the one who does the action) to the object ( the one is suffer(s) it).

Ex: He gives me apples.

S1 I.O D.O

I.O ®S2

I am given apples by him.

S2

S1 +vb.(mood , tense) + D.O + I.O + Prep.O ® active voice

a)PASSIVE VOICE: D.O®S2

I.O ® S2

Prep.O®S2

b)PASSIVE VOICE: P1®P2 : be ( mood ,tense) from P1+Past Participle (III form or ‘ed’ )

c) PASSIVE VOICE: S1®I.O

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