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Post by Hossain Khondaker on April 27, 2015

is this proper grammar (I am being mugged) because it is expressed in a present way but there is a ed  

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Post by Bartek Papiez on February 18, 2014


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Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:46 AM

Post by Rosa Avila on January 3, 2014

I'm getting a little confused. Ex: I want to run. Isn't I=Subject, want=transitive verb, and to run=direct object. Are you saying that "to run" is an infinitive that is the direct object in the sentence and also an intransitive verb.
I am also confused with example that you gave for transitive verbs. Ex. I enjoy riding horses. You said that "riding is the transitive verb but isn't "enjoy" the transitive verb in the sentence and "riding horses" the direct object?

The above questions are the same ones that I posted on November 7, to your reply of October 22, 2013, to my original question. Am I suppose to post any questions that I have to your replies in "Ask a question about this lecture" window?

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Last reply by: Rosa Avila
Thu Nov 7, 2013 10:11 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on October 14, 2013

In the example that you used for the intransitive verb "I want to run." you underlined "run" as the intransitive verb. Isn't "to run" an infinitive verb?

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Post by Elizabeth Winn on August 12, 2013

In the contraction "I'm" in the first sentence, is the "'m" part a verb for "am"?

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Mon Jul 1, 2013 10:21 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on July 1, 2013

If an adverb can be a subject complement, how can an intransitive verb, which can be modified by an adverb, not be able to have a complement. Or am I confusing subject complement with complement?

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Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:49 AM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on June 27, 2013

Is present simple and base the same thing?

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:15 PM

Post by Beverly Terry on June 15, 2013

This was a good lesson. (Hm, I understand good being the adjective here.) In the last exercise you identified present and past participle but didn't include transitive or intransitive, I identified all of the verbs highlighted as transitive except: going and is. Am I correct?

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Tue May 14, 2013 7:21 PM

Post by Brett Snodgrass on April 4, 2013

Thank you, please explain what a participle is?

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Post by on March 21, 2013

Hi!Maybe this can help other Spanish speakers. While studding Ms Hendershot's answer to my previous question I think I inferred something: except in the case of the vowel "u", the short sounds of the vowels are those we use for those vowels in Spanish!

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Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:02 PM

Post by on March 19, 2013

Hi! Thank you for the great lecture. Could you please tell me which are the short vowel sounds and which are the long ones?

Basic Verb Forms

  • Action verbs describe an activity.
  • Linking verbs connect a subject to its complement (the element on the other side of the “equal sign”).
  • Helping verbs help other verbs to construct special tenses.
  • Transitive verbs connect subjects to direct objects (elements that receive the action of the verb) and sometimes indirect objects (elements that receive the direct object) as well.
  • Intransitive verbs do not have complements or objects.
  • The base form of a verb is the first-person singular form, present tense.
  • The present participle form is created by adding –ing to the base form of the verb.
  • The past participle form is created by adding –ed or –d to the base form.

Basic Verb Forms

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • What is a Verb? 0:40
    • Definition
    • Five Major Kinds of Verb
  • Action Verbs 1:33
    • Examples
  • Linking Verbs 1:57
    • Replace with Equal Sign
    • Examples
    • Complement
  • Helping Verbs 3:02
    • Examples
  • Transitive Verbs 3:45
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • Intransitive Verbs 4:54
    • Examples
  • Basic Verb Forms 5:20
    • 3 Basic Forms
  • The Base Form 6:06
    • Examples
  • The Present Participle Form 6:51
    • Created by Adding -ing
    • If it Ends in E
    • If the Last Syllable of the Base For Has a Short Vowel Sound
  • The Past Participle Form 8:06
    • Created By
    • Complications
  • Write the Verb Forms 8:52
    • Fill in the Blanks
  • Using Basic Verb Forms 10:05
  • Find the Verbs Practice 10:29
  • Find the Verbs Answers 10:53