This Math will help you organize your studies, and understand a little the logic of English!
And it is important to remember that this Math explains only the Verb Tenses, ok!?
What is a Verb Tense?
Well... According to Meriam-Webster dictionary, it is...
To start, we have 5...
In total, we have 6 groups of Verb Tenses in English, but we use only 5. They are:
What is the difference among them?
The difference is on the structure, and on the idea. For example:
- We study English at Flow! - Simple
- We are studying English now! - Continuous
- We are going to study English every day! - Plans
- We have studied English! - Perfect
- We have been studying a lot of English lately! - Perfect Continuous
- We have been going to study English. - Perfect Plans (NOT USED)
During our studies, we will discover all the groups, learn about the different structures, the different ideas, and the correct moment to use them.
Now, we have 4...
Each of the 5 groups we use has 4 types of structures:
In the end, our mathematics is:
- Perfect Continuous
- To be
- There + To be
- Action Verbs
5 + 4 + 3 + 3
Try these exercises, just for fun!
We recently created a new system to help you understand the Verb Tenses, their structures, and the mechanisms we need to organize our ideas. The name of this system is Key Words and Structures, and it will be a great help for your English practices!
If you have questions, don't forget to talk to your Flow Teacher!
Part 2 - The Modal Verbs:
This is an extra part in our Math. It is a special type of verbs - the Modal Auxiliary Verbs! We have 9 Modal Verbs in total, and we will study them in a future lesson.