Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Form of the Present Perfect

Form of Present Perfect

I / you / we / they
I have spoken.
I have not spoken.
Have I spoken?
he / she / it
He has spoken.
He has not spoken.
Has he spoken?
For irregular verbs, use the participle form (see list of irregular verbs, 3rd column).
For regular verbs, just add “ed”.
Exceptions in Spelling when Adding ‘ed’
Exceptions in spelling when adding ed
after a final e only add d
love – loved
final consonant after a short, stressed vowel
or l as final consonant after a vowel is doubled
admit – admitted
travel – travelled
final y after a consonant becomes i
hurry – hurried

Practise the irregular verbs
Practise the irregular verbs

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Passive Voice

When do we use the passive? We use the passive in the following cases:

Case 1: The thing done is more important than the doer.

         e.g. A new supermarket was opened in our district last week.

Case 2: Both the thing done and the doer are important.

         e.g. Algeria was colonized by the French.

Case 3: The doer is unknown.

        e.g. A lot of articles are stolen in the supermarket every day.

Case 4: We don't want to mention the doer.

         e.g. I was told that you had broken my glasses.

Here you've got some exercises: