Tag Archive for verbs

Auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs, also called helping verbs, are used with a main verb to create compound verb forms.

Could have vs Could of

The phrase could have refers to something that was possible but did not occur in the past. In informal speech, it is contracted to could've, not could of.


This lesson introduces the various forms English uses to indicate the future.

Introduction to verbs

Verbs are the words in a sentence that indicate an action, a state of being, or possession.

Irregular verbs

A list of the most common irregular English verbs, including their simple past conjugations and present and past participles.

Modal verbs

This lesson explains the grammar of modal verbs and where they are placed in a sentence or question.

Negation and the verb DO

This lesson explains one of the very important roles of the verb DO: the formation of negative phrases.

Past participle

The past participle is a verb form that indicates a completed action. It is used in perfect aspects, adverb clauses, and the passive voice.

Past perfect

The past perfect, or pluperfect, is a compound verb form which requires two verbs: had and a past participle.

Past perfect progressive

The past perfect progressive, also called the pluperfect progressive is a compound verb form. It requires three verbs: had + been + verb+ing.