Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Conjugation


First and most common we added simply an '-s' for verbs like 'work', 'play'. This is what we typically see within our language. However, when we have verbs with spelling patterns such as ending in '-ch', '-sh', '-z', '-s' and our shorter verbs 'do' and 'go', we have to add our '-es'. Then for verbs the end in a consonant and 'y' we drop our 'y' and add our '-ies'. Finally, we have our irregular verbs 'be' and 'have'. For subject 'I', we use 'am', for the subject 'he', 'she' and 'it', we use 'is', whereas with 'you', 'we', 'they', we use 'are'. Finally, we have 'have', which stays as 'have' for these subjects: 'I', 'you', 'we', 'they' but for 'he', 'she' and 'it', we change 'have' to 'has'.

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In this unit I have learned the difference of modal verbs and phrasel verbs. There are three main types of phrasel verbs. As well I have learnt about passive and active speaking. It explains the use of past, present and future tenses. This is the last bit of important grammar to know.This unit reflects how to deal with various problems happening in the classroom and solve it tactfully. Each problem and situation have the solutions to resolve and bring out the best result. It really helped me and gave me a lot of strategies to resolve this situation in the classroom.I thought it was valuable to learn about and consider the different roles one engages in as a teacher of ESL. Plus, it was helpful to think about student motivation and age related abilities. This chapter was useful for considering different approaches to being effective as a teacher.