Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Negatives and Questions

 

For statements in the negative form, what we have to do is add the auxiliary verb 'to do'. For subjects 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they', we simply leave 'do' as 'do', use the word 'not', and keep the base form of the verb now for the negative statements. However, for 'he', 'she' and 'it', we have to conjugate our auxiliary verb into 'does'. We still use 'not' and we still keep the base form of the verb. The pattern performing questions is very very similar to the pattern performing negative statements. However, what we've done is invert our subject and our auxiliary verb so that the questions read the auxiliary verb first. Of course, again, we use 'do' for 'I', 'you', 'we' and 'they' and use 'does' for 'he', 'she' and 'it'. In both cases, we've left our verb form as the base form of the verb as there's no need to change it.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

I think that this may be the most difficult unit to teach to someone that merely has a basic understanding of the language. The seven structures are closely linked and many of the usages are either repeated or similar; which will make the rules for usage difficult to remember and apply.In this unit I have learnt that pronunciation is very important in learning to speak proper English, I found phonetic script very interesting and think it could be very fun when teaching the class, almost how you teach a child a young age, like mmmmmmmmm for mummy and da da da for daddyWords and grammar are often thought of separate entities. Words belong to different grammatical classes eg noun,verb, preposition. The test covers all that I mentioned. As a teacher we need to explain and illustrate. The test assisted me in a way to think before I respond to questions.


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