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Unformatted text preview: ther. It is intransitive if the meaning is complete in itself: I smiled. The rain falls. Some verbs may be either transitive or intransitive (meaning that they do not require an object to be complete, but they can take one to add detail): I ate. I ate pudding. 1.7.2 Active and Passive Voices Transitive verbs may appear in active or passive constructions. In active verb constructions, the subject is directly concerned with the verbal process; it is the agent: The hit-man killed my boyfriend. When an active construction is made passive, the object becomes the subject, and the relationship is reversed, so that the subject is now acted upon, ‘passive’: My boyfriend was killed by the hit-man. 1.7.3 Major Tenses You will not have to memorize all of the commonly used tenses for the GMAT, but a quick review of the tenses and their respective meanings will help you make sense of what can be a confusing topic. www.manhattanreview.com c 1999 - 2008 Manhattan Review Sentence Correction Guide – Grammar Review Tense Simple Present (action frequently happening in the present) Perfect Progressive (action ongoing at this moment) Present Perfect (action started previously and completed thus far) Simple Past (completed action) Present Perfect Progressive (action started previously and ongoing at this moment) Past Perfect (action completed before another past time) Future (action to occur later) Future Progressive (action ongoing at a later time) Future Perfect (action regarded as completed at a later time) Future Perfect Progressive (action started at a later time and ongoing) 17 Example He laughs. They laugh. He is laughing. They are laughing. He has laughed. They have laughed. He laughed. They laughed. He has been laughing. They have been laughing. He had laughed. They had laughed. He will laugh. They will laugh. He will be laughing. They will be laughing. He will have laughed. They will have laughed. He will have been laughing. They will have been laughing. Verbal Tense Examples: Present: ring Past: rang Past Participle: rung Present: walk Past: walked Past Participle: walked More examples: Past: danced Present: dance Future: will dance Past perfect: had danced Present perfect: have danced Future perfect: will have danced Present Progressive: am dancing Conditional: would dance www.manhattanreview.com c 1999 - 2008 Manhattan Review Sentence Correction Guide – Grammar Review 18 Common Irregular Verbs Infinitive Participle Part Participle Future Participle do did done go went gone take took taken rise rose risen begin began begun swim swam swum throw threw thrown break broke broken burst burst burst bring brought brought lie lay lain lay laid laid get got got or gotten An extensive list of irregular verbs can be found in Helpful Topics. 1.7.4 Indicative, Imperative and Subjunctive Moods Mood is a set of verb forms expressing a particular attitude. There are three main types of mood in English: ⇒ Indicative ⇒ Imperative ⇒ Subjunctive The indicative mood...
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