MS175 present tense

Unit 1 : ms 175 PRESENT TENSE. Study the form of verbs in the table and main focus present tense.

Simple English part 3, present tense instruction.

Present simple is be, to the present participle is being, for past simple’s was or were and past participle is been. (

Present Simple be sentences:
a) You seem to be an honest man.
b) Be careful about what you eat.
c) I’ll be back in a few minutes.
d) I might be a few minutes late.
e) It is clear what must be done.
f) When will the concert be held?
g) The rumor turned out to be true.
h) What time will dinner be served?
i) Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
j) I’m sure, I’ll be able to find it.

Passive form of the past perfect tense

The past perfect tense form is made by putting had before the past participle form of the verb. Study the following sentences.

The Formula: is start had been past participle. Page 282 SIMPLE ENGLISH 9.1 fill in the blanks with the correct form of verbs in the brackets.

1. The school building had been painted blue and yellow.
2. Had the patients been treated by the doctor?
3. All of us had been asked to show our passport to the Immigration Officer.
4. The mushroom had been cooked and served to the guests.
5. The paintings had been advertised during the exhibition held by the Art Club of our school.
6. I had been selected to be the Chairman of the English Language Society. It was a challenging experience.
7. The chicken had already been fed by my grandmother.
8. The strawberries had been plucked fresh from the orchard and sold in the market.
9. The elephant had been spotted somewhere at the foot of the nearby hill.
10. The bushes had been trimmed by the school gardener so that they would not grow bigger.
11. Had you been caught swimming in the nearby pool?
12. Had the ladies been asked to prepare lunch for us?
13. Had your sister been selected to take part in the competition?
14. Had the torn shirt been sewed?
15. Had we been asked to prepare for it.

Both sentences given above are in the active voice. When we change them into the passive, the object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb.

simple future tense definition

Simple Future Tense

Unit 10 page 283 study and understand how the verbs in the simple future tense are used as following.

1. Past tense (yesterday)
a) Aishah cut the cake into halves.
b) She plucked the rose.
c) I read a magazine

2. Past continuous tense (now)
a) Aishah is cutting the cake.
b) She is plucking the rose.
c) I am reading a story book.

3. Future tense (tomorrow)
a) Aishah will cut the cake into halves.
b) She will pluck the rose.
c) I will read about the school rules.

In English grammar, the simple future is a form of the verb that refers to an action or event that has not yet begun.

Simple Future (Future Indefinite) Tense. The simple future tense is used when an action is promised/thought to occur in the future.

The simple future is also used to make a prediction or to show ability, intention, or determination.

Also called the future simple. The simple future refers to a time later than now, and expresses facts or certainty.

past perfect tense ever never

Past perfect tense ever

Appropriate sentences of the past perfect tense ever. Page 278 and 279.

1. Had she ever taken your money?
2. Had we ever boarded the plain together?
3. Had the lady ever worked here?
4. Had you ever cared for your sister?
5. Had the elephant ever come to the village?
6. Had the volcanoe ever erupted?
7. Had the old woman ever spoken to you?
8. Had you ever washed your car?
9. Had the men ever threatened you?
10. Had the child ever lost her way home?

The past perfect tense for ever is just to used  asking questions because it is start the sentences by had.

simple future tense exercises

The simple future tense of the verbs formula is start will or shall and root verbs. Page 284 A Practical Grammar Workbook.

1. Anis will look after the flower plants while I am away. I will give the key of the gate to her.

2. Azlan will wash the car for me. He will polish it too.

3. Your friends will not come unless they are invited. Brother Ali will prepare the invitation cards for you.

4. Please ask her to pass up her work on time or Puan Nor Bi will punish her. I will inform others to do so, too.

5. All of us will meet Mr Gopal at the library tomorrow. He will discuss with us what to prepare for the annual class party.

6. My father will not attend the Prize Giving Ceremony because he is still in London. However, I will make sure that my mother will not disappoint me.

7. Those students will sit for their PMR this year. They will have to study hard in order to get excellent results.

8. There are a number of interesting story books to read. I will get them for you tomorrow. Besides reading the stories you will improve your language too.

9. Do not eat too much. It will make you fat. You will not feel comfortable if you are fat.

10. I will play with my friends till my father comes and fetches me. Then we will go shopping together.

Past perfect tense yet

Examples of the position of yet in the sentences: She hadn’t……. yet or, We hadn’t….. yet. Page 276, SIMPLE ENGLISH (Nor Bi Abd Rahman) part 3, unit 7 past perfect tense.

1. I hadn’t paid my school fees yet.
2. The ladies hadn’t prepared our lunch yet.
3. The taxi hadn’t arrived yet.
4. One of the guests hadn’t eaten yet.
5. The tailor hadn’t sewn my blouse yet.
6. The durians hadn’t ripen yet.
7. The meeting hadn’t finished yet.
8. She hadn’t washed her hands yet.
9. The test hadn’t started yet.
10. The players hadn’t started playing yet.

The appropriate sentences for the past perfect tense yet.

1. The clothes had not dried up yet.
2. Kamal hadn’t caught any fish yet.
3. Had Ali and Aziz run yet?
4. Had Mazni found her purse yet?
5. The servant had not ironed my shirt yet.
6. It had not stopped ringing yet.
7. Hadn’t the ceiling stopped leaking yet?
8. All of us hadn’t cut our hair yet.
9. The soup hadn’t boiled yet.
10. Had the aeroplane landed yet?

The past perfect tense yet is start page 276 to 277 SIMPLE ENGLISH, A Practical Grammar Workbook.

Past perfect tense more adverbs

The appropriate adverbs of the past perfect tense. SIMPLE ENGLISH Part 3: Present-Perfect-Continuous Tense, Page 280 The past perfect tense more adverbs.

1. Puan Marina had satisfactorily finished her work.
2. Hadn’t the wicked lady rudely beaten the cat.
3. The brilliant boy had not really answered the question.
4. I had unexpectedly met him at the airport.
5. Zul had accidentally knocked the flower pot on the step.
6. Someone had generously paid the fees for her.
7. Mary hadn’t sung the song correctly.
8. Nobody had really thought about it.
9. Had they done their work nicely?
10. She had willingly helped me to overcome my problems.

To form the past perfect tense you use the past tense of the verb “to have,” which is had, and add it to the past participle of the main verb. For example: subject + had + past participle = past perfect tense.

past perfect continuous tense structure

Past perfect continuous tense

…… Had been going…… The correct form of verbs formula as well as start had been present participle.

1. She had been swimming in the river but she did not notice the snake.
2. All of us had been working so hard that we felt very tired.
3. The roses had been blooming since I came.
4. Zaki had been looking very pale because he was not feeling well.
5. The grass had been growing because the gardener did not cut it.
6. I had been listening to the radio that I could not hear him calling me.
7. The group of boys had been searching for the lost kitten but they did not find it.
8. The smugglers had been hiding in the cave until the police caught them.
9. Encik Ahmad and his family had been staying in Labuan when he was the bank manager there.
10. What had they been doing when the teacher was not in the class.

The past perfect continuous tense (also known as the past perfect progressive tense) shows that an action that started in the past continued up until another time in the past.

The past perfect continuous tense is constructed using had been + the verb’s present participle (choose + -ing).

past perfect tense just

The past perfect tense (just) for examples are I had just….. Or We had just……

{Page 274} A English Practical Grammar, Let’s proceed with SIMPLE ENGLISH.

1. Puan Nor Bi had just explained about it to us.
2. The students had just arrived from Kuala Lumpur.
3. The florist had just plucked the flowers.
4. I had just written a letter to her.
5. Azman had just fallen sick.
6. One of them had just handed in the assignment given.
7. All the passengers had just boarded the plane.
8. I had just read about her excellent performance.
9. The man in the blue shirt had just left.
10. We had just complained about the leaking pipe.

The past perfect tense + just appropriate sentences, at the same page above (page 274 to 275).

1. Amin had just gone home.
2. They had just announced their engagement.
3. The leader had just spoken to us.
4. Siti had just sung an English song.
5. Mary had just prepared dinner for us.
6. The wind had just stopped blowing.
7. Everybody had just come in.
8. The guest had just drunk some coffee.
9. The pupils had just done their homework.
10. The gardener had just trimmed the hedges.

To form the past perfect tense you use the past tense of the verb “to have,” which is had, and add it to the past participle of the main verb.

For example: subject + had + past participle = past perfect tense.

past perfect tense adverbials

The page 273, past perfect tense +the adverbial  is arrange the words into appropriate sentences.

  1. Mother had already hung the new curtains.
  2. The bees had already stung him.
  3. I had already sewn the torn shirt.
  4. The water had already boiled.
  5. The boy scouts had already collected the sticks.
  6. The rambutan had already ripen.
  7. Osman had already painted the wall.
  8. He had already stopped calling me.
  9. Had we already enrolled ourselves for the programme?
  10. Had the office boy already delivered the letters?

Examples – Past Perfect Simple

  1. After Sofie had finished her work, she went to lunch.
  2. I washed the floor when the painter had gone.
  3. Harold had known about it for a while. I didn’t say anything until she had finished talking.
  4. After she had moved out, I found her notes.
  5. Before I knew it, she had run out the door.

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These two tenses are both used to talk about things that happened in the past.

However we use past perfect to talk about something that happened before another action in the past, which is usually expressed by the past simple.

For example: “I had already eaten my dinner when he called.”

Simple English A Practical Grammar Workbook page 272.

The examples of the past perfect tense and the adverbial that written to your guide as following:

  • The water had already boiled.
  • The participants had arrive already.
  • Both the girls had already gone for a swim.
  • The moon had already shone brightly.
  • I had taken my bath already.
  • The servant had already mopped the floor.
  • All of us had already filled up the form.
  • The wind had stopped blowing already.
  • The volcano had already erupted once.
  • The snow had fallen already.