All Rules for Modal Auxiliary Verbs00:25 What are modal verbs?
Modal verbs or modal auxiliary verbs are used to change the meaning of other verbs. It can also be used to express the mood or attitude of the speaker.
1:10: May and Might
- Wish and prayer
3:22 May have / Might have
- Offer / Prohibition
- Polite Request
7:05 Could have
9:53 Must Have
11:15 Ought to
- Moral Duty
12:06 Ought to Have
12:58 Would / Used to
- Past Habitual action
- Action not necessary
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10 Rules to Master Active Passive Voice00:58 Simple Present / Past Tense structure for Active Passive Voice
Active Voice - Subject + Verb + object
Passive Voice - Object + is/am/are/was/were + past participle + by + subject
06:09 Simple Future Tense structure for Active Passive Voice
Active Voice: Subject + will/shall + verb + object
Passive Voice: Object + will/shall + be + past participle + by + subject
7:17 Perfect Tense Structure
Active Voice: Subject + has/have/had + past participle + subject
Passive Voice: Object + has been/have been/had been + past participle + by + subject
8:31 Past ? Present Continuous Structure
Active Voice: Subject + is/am/are/was/were + verb + ing + object
Passive Voice: Object + is being/are being/was being/were being + past participle + by + subject
10:20 Interrogative Pronouns Structure
Active Voice: Passive Voice
Who By whom
What (subj) By What
Which (subj) By which
14:13 Indefinite Vague Pronouns/Understood noun
Omit indefinite/vague pronoun in passive voice
17:39 Omit 'By'
Use at, with, in, to etc in passive voice instead of 'by'
Active Voice: Subject + to + verb + object
Passive Voice: Object + to be + past participle + by + subject
19:58 Order or Command
Active Voice: If the sentence has object
Passive Voice: Let + object + be + past participle
Active Voice: if no object is specified
Passive Voice: You are ordered to/You are commanded to + verb
21:18 Request, Permission and advice
Active Voice: If object is specified
Passive Voice: Object + should be + be + past participle
Active Voice: If no object is specified
Passive Voice: You are requested to/You are advised to + verb
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Personification Vs ApostropheHi guys, welcome to my channel Grammar At 7. My name is Radha. Today I'm going to talk about two figures of speech: personification and apostrophe.
Personification is a figure of speech in which inanimate or abstract objects are given human abilities. Personification can also be used to show inanimate or abstract things to be alive.
Death lays his icy hands on kings. Here, death is personified and it's given a human quality of laying his hands on kings.
Laughter caught her unguarded. Here, laughter is given a human quality of catching.
Lightning danced across the sky. Here, lightning is given
the human quality of dancing.
The food was calling me. Here, the food is given a human quality of calling.
My alarm clock yelled it to wake me. Here, the alarm clock is given the human quality of yelling.
Apostrophe is a special form of personification in which it really addresses the dead or who is not present all a personified object . Apostrophe should not be confused with the punctuation mark (') which is used to show possession or contractor word.
Oh death, very sly strength! Oh grave where is thy victory! Here you are directly addressing death, which is not currently present here. In personification, you will be giving human qualities to death or inanimate objects. In Apostrophe, you are directly addressing those personified objects.
My dear bike please get me to work on time. Here, are your directly addressing the bike and talking to bike.
Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are! Again here you are directly talking to this star which is a personified object.
3 must Know Rules about Present Continuous TenseHi guys, welcome to my channel Grammar At 7. Today I am going to talk about Present Continuous tense, its usage, structure and examples.
Present Continuous tense. This tense is used for an action which is going on at the time of speaking The structure of this tense is: subject+is/are/am+verb+ing.
Have a look at these examples: I am dancing. The girls are playing. The action is going on The action of dancing or playing is going on at the time of speaking. Hence it is called as present continuous. It is raining. The birds are chirping. The dogs are barking.
Present continuous is used for a temporary action which may not be happening at the time of speaking.
Example: I am reading The Tale of Two Cities. This means that I am reading a book, not necessary that I am reading it while I am speaking as well. This refers to a temporary action. He is preparing for UPSC. The preparation is going on. But not necessary he is preparing for it right now while we are speaking. John is writing a book. Julie is applying for passport’.
Present continuous is used for an action which is fixed to happen in near future.
Example: I am going to cook chicken tonight. So even though this action will take place in the near future, this will be considered as a present continuous tense, because the action is fixed to happen. Lucy is going for movies tomorrow. Even though she is going tomorrow in future, this action is is fixed to happen in near future, hence it is a present continuous. Jack is coming back tomorrow morning.
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Simple Present Tense - Basic English GrammarHi guys. Welcome to my channel Grammar at
7. My name is Radha. Today I'm going to talk about Simple Present Tense. It's usage structure and examples. Simple Present
Tense is used to show a habitual action. The structure of this tense is subject + verb + object. Example: I drink coffee every morning. This drinking coffee is a habitual action because I drink it everyday. He goes to the garden every day. My
dog is very loyal. His cat wakes up at 8:00 every morning. The milkmaid comes at 7 a.m. every day. Simple Present Tense is used to express facts. The Sun rises in the east. Honesty is the best policy. Honey is sweet. Idle mind is devil's workshop. Fortune favors the brave.Simple Present Tense is used as a substitute of Simple Past in narration. Henry rushes and slaps Romeo. So this is a narration you are telling something which happened in the past. So you're narrating it hence you use Simple Present tense instead of Simple Past. Romeo flees the scene within seconds. simple present tense is used to express A future event which is a part of the fixed time. What time does the train arrive? The Train is at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. These events are a part of a fixed time
and hence you use the Simple Present Tense. When does the coffee shop open?The match is at 7:00 in the evening. That's it for now guys. Please subscribe to my channel for more such videos. Give a Thumps Up. And share it with your family and friends.
Introduction to Tenses - Part IIHi guys, my name is Radha. Welcome to my channel Grammar At 7. Today I'm going to talk about tenses, their types and examples. Each tense can be further broken down to four types: simple, perfect, continuous and perfect continuous. I have covered an introduction about tenses in another video. I shall be covering each tense in details in the upcoming videos as well.
Simple present: I love.
Present continuous: I am loving
Present perfect: I have loved.
Present perfect continuous: I have been loving
Simple past: I loved.
Past continuous: I was loving
Past perfect: I had loved.
Past perfect continuous: I had been loving.
Simple future: I shall or will love
Future continuous: I shall or will be loving.
Future perfect: I shall or will have loved.
Future perfect continuous: I shall or will have been loving.
Introduction to Tenses - Part IHi guys, my name is Radha. Welcome to my channel Grammar At 7. Today I am going to talk about tenses, its meanings and types
What is tense? As per Wikipedia, tense is a category that expresses time reference with reference to the moment of speaking.
Tenses are of three types past, present and future.
Many people argue that there are only two types of of tenses present and past, but i shall cover three types.
Read these sentences.
Sentence 1: I play football to stay fit.
2: I played football to stay fit.
3 I shall play football to stay fit.
Sentence 1 talks about an event in the present, hence it is present tense.
Sentence 2 talks about an event in the past, hence it is past tense. and
sentence 3 talks about an event that will happen in the future Hence, it is future tense. Let's see haw the verb 'to love' changes form in various tenses.
In present tense, first-person singular I love.
Plural: We love. 2nd person singular You love.
2nd person plural You love.
3rd person singular: He loves, she loves, it loves.
3rd person plural: They love. In the past tense, first person singular I loved.
1st person plural is 'We loved'
2nd person singular: You loved
2nd person plural: is the same, you loved.
3rd person singular He loved, she loved, it loved.
3rd person plural will be they loved.
Future tense 1st person singular: I shall love or I will love
1st person plural is We shall love or they will love
2nd person singular We will love
2nd person plural You will love.
3rd person singular he will love or she will love, it will love.
3rd person plural they will love.