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Grammar Review. By: Jessalyn Rathbone & Rebecca Craig. Verb Tense. There are 7 different types of verb tenses These include: simple present, simple past, present progressive, past progressive, present perfect, past perfect, and future time. Verb Tense. Verb Tense Cont.

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Grammar review

Grammar Review

By: Jessalyn Rathbone & Rebecca Craig


Verb tense

Verb Tense


Verb tense1

There are 7 different types of verb tenses

These include: simple present, simple past, present progressive, past progressive, present perfect, past perfect, and future time.

Verb Tense


Verb tense cont

Verb Tense Cont.

  • Simple Present: used for an action that occurs regularly or for actions or conditions that are always true

  • Simple Past: names an action that already happened

  • Present Progressive: names an action that is continuing in the present

  • Past Progressive: names an action that continued from the past

  • Present Perfect: happened at indefinite time or an action that happened and is still happening

  • Past Perfect: names an action that took place before another action in the past

  • Future Time: names an action that will be completed before another future event begins


Verb tense examples

Verb Tense Examples

  • Simple Present: School happens every weekday.

  • Simple Past: I walked to school.

  • Present Progressive: She is crying.

  • Past Progressive: We were jumping.

  • Present Perfect: She has practiced.

  • Past Perfect: We had walked.

  • Future Time: We shall walk together.


Verb tense review questions

Verb Tense Review Questions

  • How many different types of verb tenses are there?

  • Give an example of a sentence with a simple past verb.


Complex sentence and the dependent clause

Complex Sentence and the Dependent Clause


The complex sentence

The Complex Sentence

  • A complex sentence is made up of:

  • Capital letter + dependent clause + comma + independent clause + a period


The dependant clause

The Dependant Clause

  • A dependent clause has a subject and a verb but is lacking a complete thought

  • A dependent clause cannot stand by itself as a sentence


Complex sentence and dependent clause examples

Complex Sentence and Dependent Clause Examples

  • Complex sentence: We had to leave the party, because the room was too crowded.

  • Dependent clause: because the room was too crowded.


Complex sentence and the dependent clause review questions

Complex Sentence and the Dependent Clause Review Questions

  • What is a dependent clause?

  • Give an example of a complex sentence with a dependent clause.


Verb phrase main verbs and helping verbs

Verb Phrase (main verbs and helping verbs)


Main verbs and helping verbs

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

  • Main Verb: can stand by itself as the simple predicate of the sentence

  • Helping Verb: helps the main verb express action or show time

  • There are four different types of helping verbs: forms of be, forms of do, forms of have, and others


Main verbs and helping verbs examples

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs Examples

  • Main Verbs: run, think, read, swim, etc.

  • Forms of Be: be, am, are, was, were, and been

  • Forms of Do: do, does, and did

  • Forms of Have: have, has, and had

  • Others: may, might, can, could, will, would, shall, and should


Main verb and helping verbs review questions

Main Verb and Helping Verbs Review Questions

  • What is a main verb?

  • What is an example of a helping verb in the form of do?


Answers to review questions

Answers to Review Questions

Verb Tense

  • 7

  • Ex: I walked to school.

    Complex Sentence and Dependent Clause

  • The part of a complex sentence that cannot stand alone

  • Ex: We had to leave the party, because the room was too crowded.

    Main Verb and Helping Verb

  • Can stand by itself as the simple predicate in the sentence

  • Do, does, or did


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