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Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple Conjugation


First and most common we added simply an '-s' for verbs like 'work', 'play'. This is what we typically see within our language. However, when we have verbs with spelling patterns such as ending in '-ch', '-sh', '-z', '-s' and our shorter verbs 'do' and 'go', we have to add our '-es'. Then for verbs the end in a consonant and 'y' we drop our 'y' and add our '-ies'. Finally, we have our irregular verbs 'be' and 'have'. For subject 'I', we use 'am', for the subject 'he', 'she' and 'it', we use 'is', whereas with 'you', 'we', 'they', we use 'are'. Finally, we have 'have', which stays as 'have' for these subjects: 'I', 'you', 'we', 'they' but for 'he', 'she' and 'it', we change 'have' to 'has'.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

Trying to remember when and where to correct a student would have been my biggest concern. As a student I always wondered when and where a teacher or professor will or will not correct me if I am wrong. And always wondered what method they followed. Now I have an idea, I think I will go over the study guide a few more times so when I'm correcting a student, I do so this unit we learnt about modal auxiliary verbs, its usage and the common problems that students have with it. we also learnt about active and passive voice, relative clauses and phrasal verbs. For an English speaking person, a lot of this is instinctive and we don't necessarily know the rules and the definitions - these are important when we teach the language to someone.

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