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Post by Sergey glavan on March 18, 2014

The only way you can effectively learn from these fast-paced and short videos is if you are refreshing information you already have learned.It's really hard if you are learning this for the first time to go at this pace you would need an I.Q of like 130+.

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Last reply by: Lin Jiang
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:16 PM

Post by Lin Jiang on December 15, 2013

"be should be preceded by a modal, unless it is used as an imperative" what about "had been"

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sun Jun 2, 2013 1:13 PM

Post by Shachar A on June 2, 2013

I'm not sure if this is the place but I will ask:
I have a sentence and I want to reverse the order of subject and verb so it looks more "litretural" :

"No one knows what will I find" is it O.K or totally wrong?

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Last reply by: Tulgabaatar Dashdorj
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Post by Tulgabaatar Dashdorj on April 27, 2013

What is difference between will and shall? Which one is correct: we shall do this. we will do this. Plus what about would should?

Helping Verbs

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • What is a Helping Verb? 0:32
    • Indicate the Tense of the Base Verb
    • Two Kinds of Helping Verbs
  • Helping Verbs: Tenses 1:03
    • To Have, To Do, and To Be
    • Examples
  • Helping Verbs: Modals 2:02
    • Modals Defined
    • Examples
  • How to Use Helping Verbs 2:46
    • Use the Base Form After Modal Helping Verbs
    • Use the Base Form After Forms of Do
    • Use the Present Participle Form After Forms of Be
    • Use the Past Participle After Forms of Have
    • Be Should be Preceded by a Modal
    • Been Must be Preceded by Have, Has or Had
  • What Modals Mean 4:30
    • Will/ Would/ Could
    • Can/ Could
    • May/ Might, Can/ Could
    • May/ Might
    • Should (recommendation)
    • Should (expectation)
    • Must, Have To, Ought To, Need To
  • Use the Correct Helping Verb Practice 6:18
  • Use the Correct Helping Verb Answers 6:45
  • Use the Correct Helping Verb Practice 2 7:21
  • Use the Correct Helping Verb Answers 2 7:42