Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO HAVE

Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO HAVE

Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO HAVE

Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO HAVE

       After sharing about the function of Auxiliary TO DO in the previous post, now we want to share another kind of auxiliaries. In this case we want to share about Auxiliary TO HAVE. However, before discussing about auxiliary TO HAVE, it would be better if we recall our understanding about the meaning of Auxiliary verb. (Also read : Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO DO)

       What is an auxiliary verb? An auxiliary verb (also called helping verb) is an auxiliary used to help/assist the main verb of the sentience.

       After having understand the meaning of an auxiliary, let’s we discuss about Auxiliary TO HAVE. The topic I’ll share is the function of TO HAVE, the kind and the examples in using TO HAVE.

A. The function of TO HAVE

There two main functions of TO HAVE. They are:

1. As Auxiliary

TO HAVE is function as auxiliary when there is a main verb (verb) after TO HAVE in a sentence. In this case, the main verb must be in Verb-3 (Past participle). And the sentence in which consists of auxiliary TO HAVE and Verb-3 is called Perfect. read more

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

Meaning and Example of Common Noun

       In our daily life, it is no doubt that we always talk about noun every day, whether they are noun about names of people, places, things or others. For this we want to share about Meaning and Examples of Common Noun. In this material we will discuss about the Meaning of Common and its examples. (Also read : Definition and Example Collective Noun)

The Meaning of Common Nouns

       As we know that a noun is a part of speech that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. It means that all nouns serve to name a person, place, or thing.

       After getting the information about the meaning of noun, we now should know about the meaning of Common Noun.

       A common noun is a non-specific person, place, or thing.

       A common noun is used to name general things, places, ideas, events, or people. They are words that refer to things in general terms, and not in specific terms. People are also named through common nouns. Even their official names or titles, such as teacher, preacher, clerk, police officer, delivery driver, grandma, and cousin are common nouns. For example, in the sentence,  “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” (Also read other article at : Rain Brings Thousand Memories) read more

Definition and Example Collective Noun

Definition and Example Collective Noun

Definition and Example Collective Noun

Definition and Example Collective Noun

      In this session we are going to discuss about Definition and Example Collective Noun. So, the topics being discussed is about the definition of collective noun and its examples.

Definition of Collective Noun

       A collective noun is a noun such as ‘family’ or ‘team’ that refers to a group of people or things.

       It means that a collective noun is a type of noun that identifies groups of people and things as a single unit. (Also read : Types of Conditional Sentence)

       Collective nouns are nouns that refer to a collection or group of multiple people, animals, or things. However, even though collective nouns refer to multiple individuals, they still usually function as singular nouns in a sentence. This is because they still are technically referring to one thing: the group as a whole.

So, is collective noun singular or plural?

       Generally, collective nouns are singular, even though they refer to multiple people or things. 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

Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun

       After sharing about nouns in the preceded post, now I want to share more about a part of noun classifications. They about countable noun and uncountable noun. (Also read : The Pattern of Past Continuous Tense)

      It’s important to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns in English because their usage is different in regards to both determiners and verbs.

Countable nouns

       Countable nouns are the names of separate items which can be counted. They have a singular and a plural form. The singular form can use the determiner “a” or “an“. And in the plural we can combine with numbers, many, few, some, any, etc.

Examples:

  • Did you buy a newspaper today? ~ I bought two newspapers, ‘The Jakarta Post’ and ‘The Mirror’.
  • Have we got any oranges in the house? ~ We’ve got some apples but we don’t have any oranges.
  • She has three dogs.
  • I own a house.
  • I would like two books please.
  • How many friends do you have?

Uncountable Nouns

       Uncountable nouns are for the things that we cannot count with numbers. These nouns are the names of things that cannot be counted and have only a singular form. These nouns use singular verbs in a sentence. They do not have plural forms. They generally refer to drinks, liquids, grains, gases, materials, metals etc. The abstract nouns are also uncountable. (Also read other article at : Negara Boneka Bentukan Belanda) read more