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5. Students add nouns to the following verbs that will indicate habit or custom, for example: Lions – Lions roar. a. . . . . . . . . . . beat drums b. . . . . . . . . . . sing c. . . . . . . . . . . leave trails d. . . . . . . . . . . guard the building e. . . . . . . . . . . make speeches f. . . . . . . . . . . irons shirts g. . . . . . . . . . . paint pictures h. . . . . . . . . . . take money i. . . . . . . . . . . rattles

Tense Definition: The word ‘tense’ is from Latin tempus meaning time. Before learning about tense, students should be able to: • recognise nouns • recognise pronouns and understand their purpose • know the meaning of the word verb • recognise verbs and name verbs Tense is indicated whenever we use a finite verb. A useful way to explain tense to students is by standing facing the students and making symbolic gestures. As the direction of reading in English is from left to right, we use a corresponding sequence. To the students’ left we indicate something occurring in the past. Directly in front indicates something occurring now, in the present, and to the right something which is to happen in the future. Past

Present

Future

I laughed

I laugh

I shall (or will) laugh

Grammar for Everyone  

Grammar for Everyone

Grammar for Everyone  

Grammar for Everyone

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