In this section we look at the grammar of verbs—their structure and form—and how we use them in spoken and written English.
Learn to speak naturally with tense.
- What is Tense?
- English Tense System
I sing, I am singing, I have sung, I have been singing, I sang, I was singing
- Songs about Tense
Be Verb Rock Star Song
The verb be is a very special verb in English. Listen to the song.
I am going to do it
for, since for time
for two days, since 1st April
She insists that he come.
Active voice and passive voice
Cats eat mice. Mice are eaten by cats.
used to do/be used to
I used to do it. I am not used to it.
I will do it. I am going to do it. I am doing it. I do it.
if I win, if I won, if I had won
can, shall, must...
put out, look after, get on with
Do you like tea? Why do you like tea? Do you like tea or coffee?
You like me, don't you?
Infinitive or -ing?
I like to do, I like doing
Verb Meanings with Continuous Tenses
Am I being silly?
In general a subject and a verb must agree in number.
fishing is fun, I hate working