Sunday, November 13, 2016

Since, For & During.....often confusing Prepositions

Here is a useful notes and a slide on the prepositions  FOR , SINCE & DURING
We normally  use 'since & for' in the  Perfect Continuous sentences to denote point of time and period of time respectively.
Examples: 1. She has been attending dance classes since her third standard /  last year/  2014/  childhood/ last January   ( Point of time)
2. She has been attending the dance classes for the last two years/ last few weeks/ one month / a decade. ( Complete Period of Time  )
3. I studied my Diploma during the academic years 2011-2014. / I like to visit new places during Summer. ( an entire period / in the middle of the period )
4. I didn't buy the book since I have a soft copy of the same version. ( 'Since' as conjunction)
5. I hate watching films in theaters for it is waste of time and money.( 'For' as conjunction)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

TENSES- Simple Chart for Beginners

List of Some useful IRREGULAR VERBS

Verbs are two kinds. 1) Mani Verb  2) Helping (Auxiliary) verbs.
Main Verbs are innumerable.
 Helping Verbs are just 27. They are a) Be-forms, b) Do forms c)Have forms d) Modal auxiliaries. 
Please go back to older posts for the detailed notes on these Helping Verbs.

Every Main Verb has 5 forms. Some verbs don't change in  V2  and  V3 forms. They are called Regular verbs  Ex: PLAY-PLAYED-PLAYED
But some other Main Verbs take different forms in V2 and V3 forms. They are called IRREGULAR VERBS    .Example is given below: 
1) TAKE  :   V1 or Present Tense or Base form 
2) TOOK :    V2  or Past Tense
3) TAKEN  :  V3  or Past Participle ( Not Future Tense)
4) TAKES  :   'S' form , Present Tense -singular
5) TAKING  : 'ing' form  or Present Participle  ( Not Present Tense, but Present Participle)
Here is a list of some Irregular Verbs:  You can  find some other list of the same in older posts.