Adverbs are often used to make a verb weaker or stronger. To find out more about this, hold the line…. Read the rest of this entry »

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An adverb tells how, when, where or why something happened. To find out more about adverbs, hold the line…. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjectives can be divided into words that give opinions or words that describe. To learn more about which order to use adjectives in, read on….

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Adjectives can also be used to compare things. To find out more, read on….. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjectives are describing words that add meaning to a noun. For more explanation read on…. Read the rest of this entry »

A verb group is a group of words that describes the activities taking place and includes the main verb. Verb groups are sometimes known as processes.  To learn more, read on…..

Verb groups are often useful when studying a text as they describe what’s going on.

The following examples show verb groups according to their verb type:

Action (doing) verb groups:

She has been completing her assessment.

Fred is going to cook the fish.

 

Thinking verb groups:

Ken did not completely understand the problem.

Alice has never believed that story.

 

Saying verb groups:

Jane did suggest a good method.

He has been asking politely for many months.

 

Having or being verb groups:

Albert was not being very polite.

Gretchen had been sulking all morning.

 

Now look at this passage. The verb groups are in bold.

They decided to walk to the cafe. Gus was going to have a burger. Katie didn’t know what she wanted. She was going to look at the menu. When they arrived Gus told the waiter they had booked a table. The water told them they would have to wait as their table wasn’t ready yet.

 

The passage above has a variety of verb groups. The verb groups give a detailed description of the activities taking place.

Another type of verb is the participle. There are past participles and present  participles. Click the line to learn more…. Read the rest of this entry »

The infinitive is the name of the verb e.g. win, visit, ride.  To learn more, hold the line….. Read the rest of this entry »

When we are writing or talking, we structure our sentences to suit the subject. This is the syntax of the sentence. One thing that affects the syntax of a sentence is the active/passive voice sentence structure. Read on for more information….. Read the rest of this entry »

Earlier we explained what a verb was…. now, it is important to look at the  four different types of verbs a little more clearly. hold the line for more….

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