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|janey_banks 4 posts||
I'm on my final attempt of the grammar assessemtn for the grammar module but I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong :( Any helpful links or suggestions?
|RuCo 4 posts||
I'm in the same position as you and I really don't know where I am going wrong. My problem is with the passive tense. Which one are you getting stuck on? I might be able to help you with some links - as long as it's not to do with the passive tense question! Ruco
|shemya 1 post||
i have a bit of a problem with the final assesment as well. on the modal verb sentence, i'm not sure what to write for second bullet point (ii). what do they mean by "name of the structure"? tutor told me it should be a tense. should i take it it's present tense?
btw, if anyone still needs any help with passives, let me know, i seem to have got that one right
|AlixM09 83 posts||
The passive 'tense' is not a tense. Tenses are used to pinpoint an action in time or express it in realtion to time. The passive voice, however, expresses who performed the action. Look at it this way - 'Shakespeare wrote Hamlet' / 'Hamlet was written by Shakespeare' Which one is active and which one passive?
As for tenses, you need to condider these factors - has it got an auxiliary verb in a positive sentence? If not it's present or past simple. The other tenses are judged by the tense of the auxiliary verb and the main verb seperately. eg I have ridden a bike before - auxiliary in present, main verb in past participle - tense is present perfect. There are many pages on the internet about this, just type 'English verb tenses' into google and take your pick.
|Lauren102 1 post||
Hi i might be able to help a little bit on the first 4 questions if that helps? I'm on my 2nd attempt and got the first 4 right but the last one wrong so if anyone has any advice on q5 that would be amazing
|aislingtynan 1 post||
i need help badly with this 1 :( any help would be great! :)
|Sawas 4 posts||
Hi, Yes indeed question 5 is a tough one! Keep in mind that 'was' in not a regualr form. 2 - What is it that happened at a specified time in the past? This should help you along,
All the best!
|Sawas 4 posts||
Sorry, I meant that ' was' is not in it's regualr form
|sophiealix 1 post||
ive just received my feedback and im also stuck on the last q. i also said a completed action at a secified time in the past, ive just looked back over the bit on active and passive voices and i am thinking that its either a recent event that has significance in the future a state that began in the past and continues in the present or a newspaper headline, or am i completely wrong again, its my last attempt and ive lost the will to live
also this is the other thing i got wrong, is the tutor giving me the answer here?
I went to Thailand last year to teach.
|Briona 111 posts||
@ sophiealix: The tutor isn't so much giving you the answer as asking you to clarify yours. A verb cannot be both the infinitive and the past, e.g., walk (infintive), walked (past). Decide which description best fits 'went'.
You mention the passive above, which I assume relates to the statement 'The school was founded in 2002'. You are correct in that it's in the passive voice, but which one? Present? Past? Present perfect? The other thing you have to decide is what the function of the passive is.
Compare the following:
The school was founded in 2002. (passive)
John Smith founded the school in 2002. (active)
Both sentences refer to completed actions in the past, but what is the big difference between them? What information do we have in the second that we don't have in the first? That's your answer. Still stuck? Try http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/passive.htm.