Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Grammar Lessons 6-8:

 এ ব্লগের সকল এক্সারসাইজ গুলোর উত্তর দেয়া আছে।

Lesson 6

Instructions: Pick out the verb phrases in the following sentences. Watch for the helping verbs.

1. I can understand his concern.

2. She must have told you ten times.

3. We shall go tomorrow.

4. The wind was howling all night.


1. can understand
2. must have told
3. shall go
4. was howling

The use of helping verbs causes certain changes in verb phrases that we need to be able to recognize. One change is the use of contractions (contractions are two or more words combined together with an apostrophe).

As mentioned before, it’s a good idea to memorize the helping verbs. If you haven’t memorized them, take a few minutes to learn them.

Group 1: is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been
Group 2: has, have, had
Group 3: do, does, did
Group 4: shall, will, should, would
Group 5: may, might, must, can, could

Lesson 7

Instructions: List the contractions in the following sentences.

1. I've done it again.

2. You aren't going with us.

3. She's staying to tend the kids.


1. I’ve

2. aren’t

3. she’s

In sentences that are questions, the verb phrase is often separated by another word.

Lesson 8

Instructions: Find the verb phrases in these sentences. Be sure to watch for another word separating the helping verb from the main verb.

1. Have you been driving long?

2. Where was the car parked?

3. Can I be of assistance?


1. have been driving

2. was parked

3. can be

The words separating the verb phrases are nouns and pronouns. This is very common in sentences that are questions. The first two verbs are action verbs, and the last verb is a state of being verb.

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