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English ExposedCommon Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers$
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Steve Hart

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390755

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001

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Verbs and Tenses

Verbs and Tenses

(p.42) 5 Verbs and Tenses
English Exposed

Steve Hart

Hong Kong University Press

The chapter begins with an examination of the forms of the verb ‘to be’. Verbals are introduced and categorized by their various forms and uses. The relationship between participles and irregular verbs is then assessed. When to employ the different tenses precedes a discussion about the active and the passive voices.

Keywords:   being, been, verbals, irregular, infinitive, past participle, tense, passive, active, voice

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