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.
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.
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
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].
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.
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.
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)
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
In this skill, we add nuances of time and compare the time between events.
- about to do
- just did
- keep/continue doing
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)
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
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
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
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