Stative

In this skill, you'll learn how to talk about states (adjectives), being somebody (predicates), and other acts of speech and thought. Examples:

  • I am/feel good.
  • The book is heavy.
  • I speak English.
  • I am a teacher.
  • I am at school.

Existential

In this skill, you'll learn how to say something exists or shows possession. Examples:

  • there's a tree / there was a tree
  • there are trees / there were trees
  • He has a car.
  • He has a sister.
  • A car has four wheels.

Direction

In this skill, you'll learn how to discuss to and from locations.

  • to work
  • from work into school
  • out of school onto a stage
  • off of a stage

Causative

This skill includes a large number of verbs that change the state of an object. These verbs also act upon or request other people to do an action.

  • Close a door [shut]
  • Increase the volume [up].
  • Spend money [up].

Actions

This skill includes verbs of motion and other actions.

  • Go there.
  • Come here.
  • I go to work every day.
  • I eat an apple every day.

Amount

In this skill, you'll learn how to discuss quantities and amounts.

  • There are 5 books on the table.
  • The book costs $50.
  • This is a lot of money.

Negative

Now let's take everything you've learned so far and practice how to say them in the negative.

  • don't/doesn't do (verb negation)
  • never do (adverb negation)
  • do nothing (object negation)

Complex Verbs

In this skill, you'll start adding nuances of meanings to our sentences such as potentiality and ability.

  • I can/will do
  • I could/should/would do
  • I may/must/might do
  • I need/have/supposed to do

Timed Actions

In this skill, we add nuances of time and compare the time between events.

  • about to do
  • just did
  • keep/continue doing

Valencies

In this skill, you'll add arguments to the verb including whole clauses.

  • help somebody
  • give to somebody
  • He and I do it together
  • We see/meet each other (I - with him, he - with me)

Complex Causative

In this skill, you'll add causative nuances of attempt and avoidance.

  • try/fail to do
  • succeed at doing
  • avoid doing
  • make/have somebody do something

Complex Time

In this skill, you'll learn nuances of time such as experience, and the starting and stopping of actions.

  • do one thing after/before another
  • do something again and again
  • do something while doing something else
  • doing something when something happened
  • start/finish/stop doing
  • to have done something before

Evidence

In this skill, you'll learn various nuances of evidentiality such as apparent and supposedly, and things that you've heard or seen.

  • It was supposed to have happened.
  • It seems to have happened.
  • It must have happened

Reasoning

Many actions are done for a reason, a purpose, or in spite of something, which you'll learn here. These generally tend to be longer sentences.whether or not something happened the reason why something happened because something happened

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