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Talking Partners The complete Language Structures kit Fidelia Nimmons
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Contents The Verb ……………………. ……………………. 3 Alternatives to ‘said’………………………………. 5 Alternatives to ‘walked’…………………………. .. 6 The Articles and determiners……………………. 7 Nouns……………………. ………………………. . 8 Collective nouns……………………. ……………. 9 Similes……………………. ……………………… 10 Proverbs……………………. …………………… 11 Expressions……………………. ………………. . . 12 Pronouns……………………. …………………… 13 Prepositions………………………………………. 14 Conjunctions & Connectives……………………. 15 Arguments & Explanations……………………. . 16 The Interjections…………………………………. 18 Adverbs …………………………………………. . 19 Adjectives………………………………………… 20 Great adjectives……………………. …………. .. 21 Alternatives to ‘nice’……………………. ……. . 23 Effective story starters……………………. …… 24 Effective story endings……………………. …. . 25 Notes …………………………………………… 26 2
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The Verb A verb is doing or being word, it expresses an action , a happening , a process or a state. The tense of a verb shows when an action takes place A verb tense indicates time. There are two verb tenses- present and past: Present tense shows that an action takes place now or is completed now and ends in –ing: she is walking to school Past tense shows that an action took place yesterday or at some previous time and usually ends in –ed: she walked to school; she had walked to school Regular past tense end in ‘-ed’ ‘-d’ ‘-t’: rain- rained, kick- kicked, live- lived, deal- dealt Irregular past tense ‘-ew’ : throw- threw, grow- grew, fly- flew, draw- drew, know- knew Some verbs use the same tense for present and past e.g. spread, cut, burst, hurt, cost, cast, hit The negative is usually formed by adding not before the main verb: I shall not see him, She was not crying. Except for the simple present and the simple past tenses all tenses are formed with the auxiliary verbs: do, have, had, be, shall, will, should and would. In speeches auxiliaries are often contacted: He is working becomes H e’s working She has gone home becomes She’s gone home He had scored becomes He’d scored She would often sit at home alone . becomes She’d often sit at home alone. Verb forms Infinitive is the simple form of the verb e.g. catch, jump, go. In a dictionary, verbs are usually shown in their infinitive form:
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