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Our English grammar courses online consists of videos, reading activities weekly quizzes and a final exam. A certificate is issued at the end of the course. Check out our courses below.
Emphasizing Using Inversion After Negative Expressions
Emphasize your thoughts
I have never seen such beautiful landscapes. (This is how we would say something with little or no emphasis.)
Never have I seen such beautiful landscapes. (This is the use of inversion to add emphasis to a statement.)
Inversion can enhance writing and speaking styles by making our words emphatic.
This course includes the following:
- 6 videos
- 6 quizzes
- 1 Final Exam
- A one-week grace period to submit late assignments
- A certificate of completion
The Subjunctive and Imperative Moods
The present subjunctive
The present subjunctive is used to talk about importance, recommendations or wishes. The infinitive without to is used.
The past subjunctive: the unreal past
The unreal past is also known as the past subjunctive. The unreal past is the use of a past tense to talk about an unreal or unlikely situation in the present.
The past perfect subjunctive
The past perfect subjunctive is used to talk about an unreal situation in the past. The results of these situations are usually imaginary.
The imperative mood is used to tell people to do something.
The Active and Passive Voices
The active voice is used when the subject does the action.
The passive voice is used when the subject is the recipient of the action.
Is it always necessary to mention the “doer” of the action?
Why do we sometimes emphasize the recipient of the action?
In this course, the use of each voice is explained in detail.
Modal and Semi-Modal Verbs
Modal verbs and semi-modal verbs are auxiliary verbs that are used to express our thoughts about people, actions and situations. They are used to describe what we feel is right, wrong, necessary, advisable and possible.
Modal verbs include the following:
Can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, and must.
Semi-modal verbs include the following:
Ought to, had better, have to, need to, use(d) to and would rather.
Modality, in English grammar, is a way of examining and talking about the following concepts:
- Obligation and necessity
- Lack of obligation or necessity
- Advice and suggestions
- Offers and invitations
- Taking a stance
- Possibility, expectation and certainty
- Requests and inquiries
- Habits, and permanence
Verb Tenses, Moods and Phrases
The twelve verb tenses in English will be covered in this course. The three time references include the present, the past and the future. Each time reference is divided into four aspects: the simple, the continuous, the perfect and the perfect continuous. Continuous forms are also known as progressive forms.
The three moods covered in this course are the present subjunctive, the unreal past (also known as the past subjunctive) and the imperative form.
Several verb phrases are also included such as "used to," "have got" and "there be."