May 122012
 

3 types of Verb in English:

Vmain is a verb to cause action in a sentence. The sentence has no meaning without Vmain

Vmodal is a verb to supplement the meaning for Vmain. The sentence still has meaning without Vmain

V= be, do, have is Vmain or Vmodal depending on its function in a sentence

Ex:play football everyday.               V main

–     I can play football everyday.        V modal

–     I don’t play football everyday.     V = do

 

In English, Verb can go alone or with another Verb:

Ex:play football everyday.           Vmain

–     I can play football everyday.     Vmodal + Vmain

 

7 types of V + V

Vmodal + Vmain        => Vmodal + Vmaino

be + Vmain                => Vmaining

have + Vmain            => have + Vmain3,ed

do + (not) + Vmain    => do (not) + Vmaino

Vmain + Vmain: 3 types:

=> Vmain + to +  Vmaino

=> Vmain + Vmaino

=> Vmain  + Vmaining

Notice:

be + Vmaining : the continuous tense

have + V3ed: the present perfect tense

do + (not) + Vmaino : negative sentence

 

Example:

I can eat 2 apples everyday.

I am eating 2 apples now.

I have eaten 2 apples a day since 2010.

I don’t eat apple everyday.

I want to eat 2 apples everyday.

This movie makes me laugh a lot.

I like eating 2 apples a day.

Some modal Verb in English:

will                             can

may                            must

should                       be

do                                have …

Vmodal (except be/have) + Vmaino

 

Exercise: Circle the correct answer:

1/ Dave will                                                  to school tomorrow.

a. go                           b. going                     c. went

2/ Dave should                                at home tomorrow.

a. stay                                    b. staying                  c. stayed

3/ Can you                                        football with me, Dave?

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

4/ Dave is                                          football now.

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

5/ Dave has                                      football since 2010.

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

6/ Dave doesn’t                               football everyday.

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

7/ Dave wants to                             football everyday.

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

8/ Dave likes                                    football everyday.

a. play                                    b. playing                  c. played

9/ Dave makes me                                      a lot.

a. laugh                     b. laughing               c. laughed

10/ Dave is                                       apple now.

a. eat                          b. eating                    c. ate

Solution:

1. a                             2. a                             3. a                             4. b

5. c                              6. a                             7. a                             8. b

9. a                             10. b

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