Basic English Grammar: Understanding Verbs & Verb Tenses
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Basic English Grammar: Understanding Verbs & Verb Tenses

Knowing which verb tense to use can mean the difference between communication and confusion, reward or regret,
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Created by Mark Miller
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand and increase their facility with English verb tenses
  • more easily use a variety of verb tenses in appropriate settings
  • edit and correct their own verb tense errors
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Requirements
  • Students should have a basic competence in English conversation skills
  • Students should be willing to work through the entire course, although more advanced students should feel free to skip some of the earlier lectures
Description

Students and those people wanting to advance in their present jobs who need to understand basic English grammar focusing on verb tenses should find this course very useful in professional or academic situations. All twelve English verb tenses are systematically covered along with some troublesome areas in making verb tense choices. Supplemental material and helpful websites are also included. Quizzes are regularly provided to help check student learning. The thirty lectures, all under ten minutes in length, thoroughly explain and demonstrate verb tenses and allow for interactive practice with the instructor.

Having Good English Skills Is Now A Mandatory Requirement For International Business And Academic Success!!

  • Organize your learning of English on a regular basis
  • Review English Parts of Speech
  • Understand verb conjugation and how it assists making good verb choices
  • Review all twelve English verb tenses and understand their formation and usage
  • Benefit from regular quizzes to evaluate your progress

You will be further along the road to English fluency after taking this course!

Learning English is not easy. Becoming fluent requires skill, dedication, and practice. That knowledge starts with command of verb tenses: knowing when and where to use particular tenses for accurate communication to a colleague, a client, or a teacher.

You can avoid confusion and embarrassment with excellent English skills. Be assured that English fluency in international business, science, technology and entertainment is a valuable, rewarding skill and the time you take learning English will open many doors in a variety of occupational fields.

Who is the target audience?
  • all English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language students
  • Students with English as a first language wishing to increase their understanding and use of a variety of verb tenses
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
03:55:02
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An Introduction to the study of verb tenses
14 Lectures 01:42:28

The purpose of the course and direction will be reviewed as part of a general welcome and introduction.


Preview 03:55


Use of the internet will be discussed and some of the instructor's favorite websites will be presented. A policy statement on textbook use and some recommendations will also be mentioned.

Using the Internet and Textbooks
09:30

The term "parts of speech" is reviewed. Students will understand the relationship between nouns and pronouns and understand what each term means.

Parts of Speech Part 1: Nouns and Pronouns
08:54

Students will be given a general introduction to verbs which includes definitions of "number" and "person."

Parts of Speech, Part 3: Verbs
09:11

Students will learn the difference between adjectives and adverbs and understand their usage.

Parts of Speech, Part 2: Adjectives and Adverbs
08:43

Students will be able to understand that there are many different types of prepositions and how they are used inside a sentence.

Parts of Speech Part 4: Prepositions
07:11

Conjunctions and Interjections will be reviewed according to their definitions and usage.

Parts of Speech Part 5: Conjunctions and Interjections
05:52

This will be a review lesson dealing with parts of speech with a note that parts of speech are determined by usage.

Parts of Speech: Summary
06:21

Parts of Speech
5 questions

Students will understand the definition of a verb, that it shows either action or state of being, and be able to give examples of both types of verbs.

What is a verb?
07:03

Students will understand the infinitive, or base, form of verbs and know that verbs may either be regular or irregular in the way that they are formed.

Infinitives, Regular, and Irregular Verbs
07:49

The process of conjugating verbs will be explained and demonstrated.

Conjugating verbs: person and number
07:45

Students will understand the four verb forms and be informed that each verb tense lesson will include exercises on these forms.

Formation of verbs: affirmative, negative, interrogative, negative-interrogative
08:24

Verbs: An Introduction
5 questions
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The simple tenses
3 Lectures 27:43

English verb organization is reviewed followed by a detailed explanation of the Simple Present Tense.

The Present Simple Tense
09:33

The past

The past simple tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.


The past simple tense
09:11

Thefuture simple tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises

The future simple tense
08:59

Quiz 2: The Simple Tenses
5 questions
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The progressive tenses
4 Lectures 36:27

The present progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with reference exercises.

The present progressive tense
08:45

The past progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

The past progressive tense
09:08

The future progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

The future progressive tense
09:16

The present simple and the present progressive tenses will be compared and students will understand the appropriate usage of these verb tenses when having to make a choice.

Review: Simple or Progressive: Which one?
09:18

The Progressive Tenses
5 questions
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The perfect tenses
5 Lectures 35:51

This is a general review of the Perfect Tenses with an introduction to their meaning and formations. The Perfect Tenses will also be compared to the Progressive Tenses in definition and formation.

The Perfect Tenses Introduced and Compared to the Progressive Tenses
04:17

The present perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

The present perfect tense
09:38

The past perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with reference exercises.
The past perfect tense
08:19

Students will understand the future perfect tense in definition and usage.

The future perfect tense
06:38

The present perfect and the simple past tenses will be compared and students will understand which choice to make given particular situations.

The present perfect vs. the simple past: Which one?
06:59

The Perfect Tenses
5 questions
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The perfect-progressive tenses
4 Lectures 24:44

The present perfect-progressive tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.

The Present perfect-progressive tense
06:54

In this lecture, the student will learn the definition and proper usage of the past perfect-progressive tense with the four constructions.

The past perfect-progressive tense
05:52

The future perfect tense will be explained and described using examples.The four verb forms will be included along with free reference exercises.


The future perfect-progressive tense
08:32

Students will understand the general difference between the perfect and perfect-progressive tenses and be able to make appropriate choices given particular situations.

Future Perfect vs. Future Perfect-Progressive: Which one?
03:26

The Perfect-Progressive Tenses
3 questions
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Summary and Conclusion
1 Lecture 07:49
Summary and Conclusion
07:49
About the Instructor
Mark Miller
4.6 Average rating
8 Reviews
54 Students
4 Courses
Instructor of English as a Second Language and History

Having successfully taught English and History for forty years at all age levels from the elementary school to university and adults, I am well qualified to produce educational videos on a number of subjects. Currently instructing E.S.L. at the university level in Montreal, Canada, I have had students from a diversity of national and ethnic backgrounds and so much enjoy meeting people from around the world. I am still in communication with students from years ago and many have become life-long friends. The importance of fostering personal growth and inspiring education cannot be underestimated and it gives me much joy to use my experience for that goal. My travels through North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia have inspired to continue my teaching career using a different medium outside of the regular classroom. How may I be of service to you?