Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses

Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses

Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses

Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses

The posting of Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses below maybe can be used to overcome our confusion for finding the change of one pattern or formula in getting kinds of tenses. And these are Complete 16 Kinds of Tenses we mean. (Also read another article at : Definition of Transitive and Intransitive Verb)

They are:

  1. Simple Present Tense


Stating a habit (habitual action) or activities that occur over and over – again and again, and again. Stating a general truth.

Pattern/Formula without a verb :

(+) S + am/is/are + Complement

(-) S + am/is/are + not + Complement

(?) Am/Is/Are + S + Complement


(+) Mr. Richard is in the living room.

(-) Mr. Richard is not in the living room.

(?) Is Mr. Richard in the living room?

Pattern/Formula with verb :

(+) S + V1 + es/s + Object

(- ) S + do/does + not + V1 + Object

(? ) do/does + s + V1 + Object?


(+) My sister lives in Palembang.

(-) My sister does not live in Palembang.

(?) Does my sister live in Palembang?

  1. Present Continuous Tense


To declare an ongoing activity (now) or around the time of the conversation (around the time speaking). read more

Kinds or Types of Verb

Kinds or Types of Verb

Kinds or Types of Verb

Kinds or Types of Verb

       As we have shared in the previous post that a Verb is an action word in a sentence that describe what the subject is doing. And for continuing our discussion about VERB, here we are going to discuss about Kinds or Types of Verb.

       Actually, there are two groups of main verbs, action verbs (Transitive Verbs and Intransitive Verbs) and no-action verbs (To Be and Linking Verbs), but we break down into four Kinds types of main verbs. And Helping Verbs. (Also read : Kinds and Examples of Auxiliary TO BE)

  1. Transitive Verb

Transitive verbs are those action verbs that can have a noun attached directly to them.


  • She writes a book.
  • They hit ball,
  • The students answer questions.
  1. Intransitive Verb

Intransitive verbs are those action verbs that cannot attach directly to a noun; they need the help of a preposition. (Also read other article at : Fungsi dan Rumus Modal WOULD)


  • We walk to the drug store.
  • He slept on the sofa.
  • they comply with the regulations.
  1. TO BE

The verb to be can serve either as a main verb or as an auxiliary verb. When it acts as a main verb, it typically couples a grammatical subject with an adjective(predicate adjective). read more

Kinds of Narrative Text

Kinds of Narrative Text

Kinds of Narrative Text

Kinds of Narrative Text

      After discussing definition, generic structure and language feature of Narrative Text in previous post, now we want to continue discussing about Narrative Text. In this case we want to discuss about some Kinds Text of Narrative, they are:

1. Myth

      A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people.  A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical. (Also read : Banana Tree an Example of Report Text)                                                                                                   

Example of Myth :

  • The Story of Batara Kala Swallowed Sun
  • The Myth Of Malin Kundang

2. Legends

      Legends also stories that have been made, but they are different from the myth. myth reply questions about the workings of nature, and is set in a time long ago, before written history. Legend of the people and the actions or deeds. People are living in a more recent and is mentioned in history. Stories submitted for the purpose and is based on the facts, but they do not really exist. (Also read other article at : My Weakness in the Dark) read more

Definition and Kinds of Preposition

Definition and Kinds of Preposition

Definition and Kinds of Preposition

        In this post I will share about Definition and kinds of Preposition. In this topic of Definition and kinds of Preposition I will divide it in two parts, they are Definition of Preposition with its examples and List of kinds of Preposition with its examples too. (also see : Definition and Kinds of Part of Speech)

Let’s go to the discussion of Definition and kinds of Preposition:


        A preposition is a word or set of words that shows the relationship between a word in the sentence and the word that is the object of the preposition.

        Prepositions can never be alone, so it makes sense to learn about prepositions in their phrases.

        Remember that A preposition isn’t a preposition unless it goes with a related noun or pronoun.


  • In the vase. in (preposition) the vase (object)
  • With the polka-dots. with (preposition) the polka-dots (object)
  • Before the desk. before (preposition) the desk (object).
  • To the movie. to (preposition) the movies (object)
  • After science class. after (preposition) science class (object)
  • On your tiptoes. on (preposition) your tiptoes (object)

The professor can sit on the desk and I sit after him. The professor can sit on (preposition) the desk (preposition) and I sit after (preposition) him (object)

The words of the vase, the polka-dots, the desk, the movies, science class and tiptoes are nouns,

The word “him” is pronoun.

Below is the complete list of kinds of Preposition.



according to





along with


apart from



as for


because of










by means of      







except for





in addition to

in back of

in case of

in front of

in place of


in spite of

instead of









on top of


out of


















up to





Examples in sentences read more

Definition and Kinds of Part of Speech

Definition and Kinds of Part of Speech

Part of Speech

Definition and Kinds of Part of Speech

       A part of speech is a category of words (or, more generally, of lexical items) which have similar grammatical properties. Whereas words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. (Also read : The Scenery of Mount Semeru)

       Based on the meaning above, words are categorized into eight major kinds or parts of speech. They are noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection. In this post I will share about the definitions and examples for the major parts of speech in English.

  1. Noun

       Noun refers to words that are used to name of persons, things, animals, places, ideas, or events. Examples:

This is my cat.

I live in Sidoarjo.

Soekarno was the first president of Indonesia.

  1. Pronoun

       Pronoun is a part of a speech which functions as a replacement for a noun. The words classified as pronouns are: I, it, he, she, mine, his, hers, we, they, theirs, and ours, etc. (Also read other article at : Jenis Aliran Musik) read more

Types or Kinds of Adverb

Types or Kinds of Adverb

Types of Adverb

Types or Kinds of Adverb

       There are nine parts of speech in English. They are nouns, pronouns, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, article, preposition, and interjection. Here, I want to share about adverb. (Also read : Recreation to Sendang Biru Beach)

       An adverb is a word or set of words that modifies (describes) verb. They give more detail about the action (verb).


He speaks slowly.

Slowly” is an adverb for describing/modifying the way he speaks.

How does he speak? Slowly.

Adverb will generally answer the question “How”.

Some adverb are also used to modify an adjective.

       Adverb that do this are: very, extremely, really, totally, absolutely, quite, fairly, well. These are normally placed before the adjective.


He speaks very slowly.

He is totally crazy.

      Actually there are more kinds of adverb expressing different meaning than I’ll share, but for effectiveness of understanding I’ll share the common ones.

The following are some of the common types/kinds of adverb. read more

Definition and Kinds of adjective

Definition and Kinds of adjective

Kinds of Adjective

Definition and Kinds of adjective

       After sharing kinds of noun and kinds of pronoun in the previous post, now I want to share another part of speech. It is about kinds of Adjective. So let’s go to the explanation.


       An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (describes) a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before the word they modify. (Also read : Definition and Kinds of Pronoun)


That is a cute puppy.

She likes a high school senior.

Adjectives may also follow the word they modify:


That puppy looks cute.

Kinds of Adjective

  • Descriptive Adjective or adjective of quality
  • Adjective of quantity
  • Demonstrative Adjective
  • Possessive Adjective
  • Indefinite Adjective
  • Interrogative adjective
  • Comparative Adjective
  • Superlative Adjective

Descriptive adjective

Descriptive adjectives are the most numerous of the different types of adjectives. These adjectives describe nouns that refer to action, state, or quality (careless, dangerous, excited, sad, black, white, big, small, long, fat, English, Mediterranean, three-cornered).

  • Dangerous chemicals
  • Green vegetables
  • A square box
  • A big house
  • A tall tree
  • A cold morning
  • A true story

Adjective of quantity

An adjective of quantity tells us the number (how many) or amount (how much) of a noun. read more

Definition and Kinds of Pronoun

Definition and Kinds of Pronoun

Kinds of Pronoun

Definition and Kinds of Pronoun

       Hello my dearest visitors, have a nice meeting again. In the previous post I have shared about Nouns and their classification. Have you read it? I hope so. In this occasion I will share the topic related to Nouns. It’s about Definition and Kinds of Pronoun. Then let’s start for understanding about Pronoun. (Also read : Kind of Nouns based on the Classification)


       Generally (but not always) pronouns stand for (pro + noun) or refer to a noun, an individual or individuals or thing or things (the pronoun’s antecedent) whose identity is made clear earlier in the text.

For instance,

The students of Junior High School prepare for test. They have study hard every day.

They here is a pronoun referring to the students of Junior High School.

Not all pronouns will refer to an antecedent, however.

Everyone here like to watch film.

The word “everyone” has no antecedent.

Kinds of Pronouns:

  1. Personal
  2. Demonstrative
  3. Indefinite
  4. Relative
  5. Reflexive
  6. Intensive
  7. Interrogative
  8. Reciprocal

This kinds of Pronouns can be made a table as, read more

Kinds of Question Word

Kinds of Question Word

question word

Kinds of Question Word

       We will not be separated in using statement or question when we make interaction during communication.

     To ask certain types of questions, we usually use question words. We often refer to them as WH words because they include the letters WH (for example WHy, WHat, WHen, HoW, etc.).

The following explanations are about Question Words

Based Question Words

  1. What

This function is for asking for information about something. (Also read : Explanation about Question Tag)


What is in your bag?

What is your name?

This is also for asking for repetition or confirmation


What? I can’t hear your voice. You did what?

The other function is for asking about activity.


What is she doing in your house?

  1. Where

This function is for asking for information about place.


Where do you study?

Where did she go last night?

  1. Who

This function is for asking for information about person or people (subject).


Who knocked the door?

Who kicked the ball?

  1. When

This function is for asking about time. (Also read other article at : Cinta Diantara Desiran Angin) read more