Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Verb Tenses & Types

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Verb Tenses & Types
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intransitive
In grammar, an intransitive verb does not allow an object
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simple past tense
The simple past, past simple or past indefinite, sometimes called the preterite, is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English
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future tense
In grammar, a future tense is a verb form that generally marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected to happen in the future
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subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
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adjective
In linguistics, an adjective is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified
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verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
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mood
A mood is an emotional state
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mood
A mood is an emotional state
verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
adjective
In linguistics, an adjective is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified
subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
future tense
In grammar, a future tense is a verb form that generally marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected to happen in the future
simple past tense
The simple past, past simple or past indefinite, sometimes called the preterite, is the basic form of the past tense in Modern English
intransitive
In grammar, an intransitive verb does not allow an object
object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
Phrasal verbs
The term phrasal verb is commonly applied to two or three distinct but related constructions in English: a verb and a particle and/or a preposition co-occur forming a single semantic unit
auxiliary verb
An auxiliary verb is a verb that adds functional or grammatical meaning to the clause in which it appears, such as to express tense, aspect, modality, voice, emphasis, etc
present perfect tense
The present perfect is a grammatical combination of the present tense and the perfect aspect that is used to express a past event that has present consequences
past tense
The past tense is a grammatical tense whose principal function is to place an action or situation in past time
transitive verb
A transitive verb is a verb that requires one or more objects
compound verb
In linguistics, a compound verb or complex predicate is a multi-word compound that functions as a single verb
voice
In grammar, the voice of a verb describes the relationship between the action that the verb expresses and the participants identified by its arguments

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