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TESOL Videos - Born vs Borne - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
This video focuses on the difference between "born" and "borne". Because of their similar spelling, the two words are often confused in the English language. The word "born" is an adjective and means "having started life". Let's take a look at an example sentence. "I was born in Germany but my sister was born in France". The word ?borne?, on the other hand, is the past participle of " to bear", meaning "carried", "transported" or "take responsibility for". A good example for the word is: "All costs shall be borne by the buyer". This should clear up any confusion.
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This unit was about present tenses. There are past present and future forms of verbs. In this we learned about present simple, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous. Along with that, for each form we looked at some examples that students may make by changing the forms incorrectly. Let's start with present simple. It uses the base form of the verb such as \"I play\". We must be careful to change the form according to third person singular: She plays. We can use this form based on habits or routines: I dance every Monday. I get up in the morning. Permanent situations such as \" I live in a house.\" Commentaries, directions, instructions, headlines, present stories and historical sequence are other situations that may use this verb form. Present continuous is a verb form that talks about an action in progress. I'm taking the TOEFL test right now. We must use the subject + auxillary verb form of be +verb form + ing. Present perfect relates past actions to the present. We may use words like for, since, gone, or been. I haven't been to Germany since 2005. Present perfect continuous talks about actions which may continue into the futgure or an action happening now for a certain length of time(or both). I have been living in India for twelve years. The unit strives to show us some examples that students may make with using the wrong verb form. I am a secretary for five years. Student may get confused as it's also talking about NOW action. We should say I have been a secrataryh for five years. We need to use the present perfect continuous as it happened in the past and the action is still taking place in the present.