English Grammar -- Present Perfect -- Structure -- TESOL


This video is the first of two that looks at the structure of the Present Perfect tense. Positive: subject +auxiliary verb have/has + past participle I have played. / She has played. Negative: subject + auxiliary verb have/has + not + past participle I have not played. / She has not played. Question: auxiliary verb have/has + subject + past participle Have I played? / Has she played? This verb tense requires the use of the past participle. With regular verbs the past participle is the verb plus ed, for example work - worked. However there are many irregular verbs that do not follow this pattern and have to be learnt from memory. For example, eat- eaten, drink-drunk, teach-taught. Most good grammar books will provide you with lists of irregular verbs. The tense system is just one of the areas of grammar covered by ITTT's TESOL certification courses. ITTT's courses can be taken fully online, in-class or a combination of the two. Visit us at the link above to find a TESOL course that suits your needs.

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During this unit, a lot of interesting materials and ideas were provided, such as how to teach the English Language to different target groups or individuals or beginners either young or older age. The specific methods, as well as the information, provided enriched my knowledge on how to teach more efficiently and effectively. It was one of the best units ever had during my studies.Unit 18 Modals, Phrasal verbs and Passive voice discuss about the definition and the form of modals, phrasal verbs and passive voice. This unit also provides different examples and explain the usage of each. I can see that this is one of complex discussion in English language and must be taught with activities that practice correct application for the students to comprehend properly.