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  • The Passive in English Grammar

    Passives are words that express the passive voice. Passives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 23, 2014
  • The Progressive in English Grammar

    Progressives are words that express the progressive aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Progressives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 20, 2014
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • English Verbs: Copular, Auxiliary, Modal, and Main Verbs

    As defined by traditional grammars, verbs are “action or state of being words.” Within verb phrases in English, there are four...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 22, 2014
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Appositives

    Verbs have traditionally been defined by notional grammars as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonDecember 6, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Prepositional Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined by notional grammars as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonDecember 4, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Object Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define verbs as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase is a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonDecember 2, 2013
  • The Perfect in English Grammar

    Perfects are words that express the perfect aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Perfects function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonNovember 20, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Verb Phrase Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Verb phrases consist of a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonNovember 4, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Passives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 25, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Progressives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 24, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Perfects

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 22, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Operators

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 17, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Modals

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 15, 2013
  • English Catenative Verbs

    Similar to modal verbs in distinctness, catenative verbs are a unique verb form to the English language. Catenative verbs form strings...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 10, 2013