Grammar

Unit 3: Crazy English!

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What are Modal Verbs?

Modal verbs are special verbs which behave very differently from normal verbs. Here are some important differences:

1. Modal verbs do not take “-s” in the third person.

Examples:

  • He can  speak Chinese.
  • She should  be here by 9:00.

2. You use “not” to make modal verbs negative, even in Simple Present and Simple Past.

Examples:

  • He should not be late.
  • They might not come to the party.

3. Many modal verbs cannot be used in the past tenses or the future tenses.

Examples:

  • He will can go with us. Not Correct
  • She musted study very hard. Not Correct

Common Modal Verbs

Can
Could
May
Might
Must
Ought to
Shall
Should
Will
Would

For the purposes of this tutorial, we have included some expressions which are not modal verbs including had better, have to, and have got to. These expressions are closely related to modals in meaning and are often interchanged with them.

From: http://www.englishpage.com/modals/modalintro.html

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adjectives: comparison

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Do you remember how to make comparative adjectives????
Here I am to help you remember with these rules and examples:

-er is added to the end of a 1-syllable adjective
  • cold – colder than

  • small – smaller than

  • tall – taller than
  • Winter is usually colder than summer.

  • The green hat is smaller than the yellow one.

more is used for words that have 2 syllables, if the word doesn’t end in -y.

if they end by -y it changes to -i and we add -er

  • honest
  • more honest than
  • modern
  • more modern than
  • easy
  • easier

  • Chinese is more difficult than English.
  • Catalan is easier than German

more is used for words that have 3 or more syllables
  • expensive
  • more expensive than

  • comfortable
  • more comfortable than
adjectives that end in -e, only -r is added to end of the adjective
  • nice -nicer than

  • safe -safer than
adjective that end in a consonant, vowel, consonant – the last consonant is doubled
  • big -bigger than

  • fat- fatter than

  • hot -hotter than
  • My house is bigger than my sister’s.
  • Summer in Spain is hotter than winter.

and don’t forget the irregular ones:

good better than
bad worse than

adjective comparison practice on-line

STATIVE VERBS

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STATIVE VERBS

Indiquen un estat i no tant una acció en procés i, per això, gairebé sempre s’utilitzen en la forma simple i no en la progressiva.

Están relacionats amb:
Els gustos, les emocions i el sentiments (like, love, prefer, want, dislike, hate, hope)
El pensament i l’opinió (appear, believe, consider, depend, doubt, forget, guess, imagine, know, mean, realise, remember, seem, suposse, think, understand)
La percepció i els sentits (feel, hear, see, smell, sound, taste)
La possessió (belong, have, owe, own, possess)
Els preus i les mesures (cost, weigh, measure)

Alguns indiquen les dues coses, estat i activitat, i poden utilitzar-se en la forma simple i en la progressiva.

Per exemple, think en Present Simple expressa opinió i en Present Continuous activitat mental en procés.
I think he knows the truth.
(crec/opino que ell sap la veritat)
She’s thinking about talking to her teacher.
(Està pensant a parlar amb el seu professor)

I el verb see en Present Continuous fa referència a una acció futura fixada per endavant.
He’s seeing his boss tomorrow.
(Demà veurà el seu cap)

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