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Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal COULD

Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal COULD

Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal COULD

 There some Auxiliary Modals in English we have to know when we study about sentence. However, in this occasion we will only study Modal “COULD”. In this case we will study Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal COULD so that we will be familiar to this auxiliary. (also learn : Function and Pattern of Auxiliary Modal CAN)

 Before studying about the function and its examples, it is better we study the pattern or the form of sentence using Modal COULD. As other auxiliary modals, the pattern of Modal COULD is able be shown as below:

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( + )  Subject + Could + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

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Example :

She could play guitar.

They can stay here.

 ( – )  Subject + Could + not + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

Example :

She could not play guitar.

They could not stay here.

 ( ? ) Could + Subject + infinitive (verb 1) + Complement

Example :

Could she play guitar?

Could they stay here?

Below is the explanation about Function and Example of Auxiliary Modal COULD

The Function of Modal COULD

There are some functions of Auxiliary Modal “COULD” that is able to be studied, they are: read more

Example of Simple Present Tense

Example of Simple Present Tense

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Example of Simple Present Tense

 After discussing the material of Simple Present Tense, now we want to share some of example of Simple Present Tense in order we have more understanding about it. Below is the post of Example of Simple Present Tense we can share to make the readers have more understanding about simple tense. (also read the material : The function of Simple Present Tense)

These are some sentence of Example of Simple Present Tense.

Statement (Positive):

  • Anita speaks English very well.
  • My uncle lives in very small house.
  • Joni rides a motorcycle to school.
  • My parents usually read newspaper in the morning.
  • They play basketball every Sunday.
  • I pay tax every month.
  • They watch Korean drama.
  • I help my mother at house.
  • You sing Ed Sheeran’s songs melodiously.
  • Tini goes to school by bus.
  • Melia eats rice every morning.
  • He lives in Bandung.
  • I am the best pianist in my town.
  • You are Mrs. Rania’s best student.
  • They are on the seventh floor.
  • She always washes her face before going to bed.
  • The sun rises from the east every day.
  • Cheetah is the fastest animal in the world.
  • Working whole day makes my body so tired.
  • Mother always takes care her child every time.
  • Government gives fund to poor people as a compensation of new oil policy.
  • Several national televisions broadcast their program 24 hours a day.
  • I want to lose you again.
  • I need your reason coming late.
  • read more

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time

     We sometimes find confusedly to differ among IN ON or AT as preposition of adverb of time. So, for this reason I want to share about Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time in order can be used as reference to understand about the difference of them. (also read : Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place)

    Below is the material of Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Time:

    IN

    IN is used for Months.

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    Indra’s wedding is in October.

    They will go to Bali in December.

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    IN is also used for years.

    The house was built in 1975.

    He was born in 2002.

    IN is also used for seasons:

    The garden is wonderful in the spring when all the flowers come out.

    There is much of snow in autumn season

    The flowers will bloom in spring.

    IN is also used for parts of the day:

    I like to drink tea in the evening.

    I’ll come and see you in the morning for a cup of coffee, okay?

    IN is also used for long periods of time:

    The population of Europe doubled in the nineteenth century.

    Hinduism entered in Indonesia in fifth century.

    ON

    ON is used for dates.

    My retirement is effective on June 23.

    I was born on July 17, 1997. read more

    List Degrees of Comparison

    List Degrees of Comparison

    List Degrees of Comparison

     To continue discussing about degrees of comparison we have discussed in the previous post, we are discussing List Degrees of Comparison consists of some words related to positive, comparative and superlative degrees. (also read : Type Degrees of Comparison)

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    For getting more information about degrees of comparison, let us study about List Degrees of Comparison below:

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    A.      By Adding “ER” and “EST

    For words of one syllable or two syllables ended by “R

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    brightbrighterbrightest
    blackblackerblackest
    boldbolderboldest
    cleancleanercleanest
    clevercleverercleverest
    nearnearernearest
    coldcoldercoldest
    fastfasterfastest
    greatgreatergreatest
    highhigherhighest
    kindkinderkindest
    longlongerlongest
    smallsmallersmallest
    strongstrongerstrongest
    sweetsweetersweetest
    talltallertallest
    youngyoungeryoungest

    B.      By Doubling the last consonant and Adding “ER” and “EST

    For words of one syllable 

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    bigbiggerbiggest
    dimdimmerdimmest
    fatfatterfattest
    hothotterhottest
    thinthinnerthinnest

    C.      By Adding “R” and “ST

    For words of one or two syllables ended by “E”

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    bravebraverbravest
    finefinerfinest
    largelargerlargest
    nicenicernicest
    noblenoblernoblest
    palepalerpalest
    simplesimplersimplest
    wisewiserwisest
    whitewhiterwhitest

    D.      By Changing the last letter “Y” to “I” and Adding “ER” and “EST

     For words of one or two syllables ended by “Y”

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    drydrierdriest
    easyeasiereasiest
    happyhappierhappiest
    heavyheavierheaviest
    lazylazierlaziest
    merrymerriermerriest
    wealthywealthierwealthiest
    costlycostliercostliest
    funnyfunnierfunniest
    healthyhealthierhealthiest

    E.       By Adding “MORE” and “MOST” before the word

    For words of more than two syllables

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    handsomemore handsomemost handsome
    activemore activemost active
    attractivemore attractivemost attractive
    beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful
    brilliantmore brilliantmost brilliant
    carefulmore carefulmost careful
    courageousmore courageousmost courageous
    cunningmore cunningmost cunning
    difficultmore difficultmost difficult
    famousmore famousmost famous
    faithfulmore faithfulmost faithful
    forgetfulmore forgetfulmost forgetful
    propermore propermost proper
    popularmore popularmost popular
    splendidmore splendidmost splendid
    usefulmore usefulmost useful

    F.       Irregular Comparison

    POSITIVE

    COMPARATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    badworseworst
    evilworseworst
    goodbetterbest
    illworseworst
    farfartherfarthest
    wellbetterbest
    latelaterlatest
    littlelessleast
    muchmoremost
    manymoremost
    oldolderoldest
    oldeldereldest

     That’s all the post about List Degrees of Comparison we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about List Degrees of Comparison above can be useful for us to increase our English skill. (also read : Explanation about Question Tag)

    Information about Adverb of Time

    Information about Adverb of Time

    Information about Adverb of Time

     One again the material of grammar we want to share to our readers. This is Information about Adverb of Time.  In this case we will discuss about meaning, function, position of adverb of time and some words related to adverb of time. (also read : Adverb of Place)

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    Below is the material of Information about Adverb of Time:

    The Meaning of Adverb of Time

     Adverb of time is adverb that changes or qualifies the meaning of a sentence by telling us when things happen are defined as adverbs of time.

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    The Function of Adverb of Time

     The function of Adverb of time is not only for telling us when an action happened, but also telling for how long, and how often an action happened.

    Adverbs of time mainly modify verbs and tell us when something happens.

    Examples:

    • Robinson got accident last week. (when)
    • She cried because of her husband death all day. (how long)
    • We go to our grandmother’s house monthly. (how often)

    The Position of Adverb of Time

    Tell us WHEN

    Adverbs that tell us when are usually placed at the end of the sentence.

    Examples:

    • My uncle went to the hospital last week.
    • She is going to tidy her room tomorrow.
    • I will call you later.
    • They have to leave now.
    • We watched that movie last year.

     Putting an adverb that tells us when at the end of a sentence is a neutral position, but these adverbs can be put in other positions to give a different emphasis. All adverbs that tell us when can be placed at the beginning of the sentence to emphasize the time element. Some can also be put before the main verb in formal writing, while others cannot occupy that position. read more

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place

    Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place

     Often people are confused with similar prepositions particularly the prepositions IN, ON and AT when talking about place or location. For this in this occasion we would like to share about Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place. In this discussion we will divide into two parts. The first is IN, ON or AT to show general place, and the second is indicating a position for spaces with limitations. (also read : DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANY AND MUCH)

    Here is the material of Differences IN ON AT for Adverb of Place:

    Differences IN ON AT to show general place

    IN

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    IN is used with names of cities, towns, provinces, states, and countries.

    Examples:

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    I live in Indonesia

    There are so many celebrities in California

    Where were you born? I was born in Surabaya.

    Living in Malang is very nice.

    IN is also generally used for a larger area where there are numerous specific locations possible.

    Examples:

    She lives in Singogalih village.

    They live in Boulevard district.

    ON

    ON is used with street names.

    Examples:

    I’m on Sudirman street, meet me here Freddie.

    We live on Jln. Flamboyan, Sidoarjo.

    Turn right, the Bukopin Bank is on Delima Street. read more

    Adverb of Place

    Adverb of Place

    Adverb of Place

     What do you think about our material entitled Adverb of frequency? Is it easy to understand? We hope so. And in this session we’d like to discuss another kind of adverb, it is about Adverb of place. In this case we’ll discuss about the function, words related to it and its examples. (also read : Adverb of Frequency)

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    Let’s go to the material of adverb of place:

    The Function of Adverb of Place

     An adverb of place is a word used to tell us about the place of action or where something happens or where action occurs / occurred / will occur.

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    Examples:

    We can stop here for lunch.

    We have been living here for several years.

    Words related to Adverb of Place

     The words include Adverb of Place such as: here, there, near, somewhere, outside, ahead, on the top, at some place, above, below, outside, over there, there, under, upstairs, downstairs, everywhere, nowhere, inside, etc.

    Examples.

    He will come here.

    The children are playing outside.

    He was standing near the wall.

    They rushed for their lives when fire broke out in the floor below.

    He lives somewhere in New York. read more

    Difference of Between and Among

    Difference of Between and Among

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    Difference of Between and Among

     Talking about Difference of Between and Among, it is a common misconception that between is used with two things and among is used with three or more things. As we know that many people believe between should be used for choices involving two items and among for choices that involve more than two items. That can be right concept, but it’s not as simple as that concept. (also read : Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun)

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     In fact, we can use the word between when we are talking about distinct, individual items even if there are more than two of them. For example, we could say, “She chose between Robby, Brown, and Amir” because the colleges are individual things.

    Commonly we have got knowledge that:

    • Both “Among” and “between” are prepositions in the English language used to compare or relate 2 or more things.
    • Generally, “between” applies to 2 choices, while “among” is the appropriate term to connect 3 or more choices.

    Examples of between: read more