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Flashcards in Verbs Deck (9)
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Intransitive verbs

can be used without an object e.g. that farmer is going

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Transitive verbs

require an object e.g. That farmer is finding his drink

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The simple aspect

suggests that an activity is complete (I ran the marathon)

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The progressive aspect

Expresses the idea that someone is in the middle of doing something (I'm leaving)

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The perfective aspect

Shows that an action in the past has a result now (I've seen enough)

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Auxiliary verbs

'help' the main verb to convey a particular meaning (have, do, be)

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Modal auxiliary verb

expresses a judgment or possibility or the idea of obligation or freedom to act.

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Epistemic examples

express degrees of certainty (will, can, could, would, may, might)

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Deontic examples

express obligation & necessity (will, must, shall, should)