Word Forms and Simple Present Tense (Coursera)

Word Forms and Simple Present Tense (Coursera)
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Word Forms and Simple Present Tense (Coursera)
In this course, “Word Forms and Simple Present Tense,” you will learn about different word forms, like nouns, proper nouns, plural forms and singular forms. You will learn when to use the articles “a” and “an.” You will also learn about the BE verb in English, how to form it and when to use it. Then you will learn how to form other verbs in the simple present, including some spelling rules, and how to make negative forms.

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Course 1 of 3 in the Learn English: Beginning Grammar Specialization


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction & BE Verb

In this first week, we will look at word forms. You learn about different kinds of words like nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Then you will learn about different kinds of nouns. You will learn about plural and singular nouns, how to make spelling changes, and when to use the articles “a” and “an.” You will also learn about verbs in the simple present. We will start with the BE verb. BE is very common. We use it all of the time.


WEEK 2

Simple Present

This week, we will look at other verbs in the simple present. You will learn how to form and use the simple present. You will also learn about the different spelling changes that happen when you add an “s” to a verb in the simple present. You will also learn about possessive adjectives and the apostrophe “s” to show someone has something.


WEEK 3

Simple Present Negative

This week, you will learn more about the simple present. We will look at how to form the negative for the BE verb and for all other verbs. The BE verb always has rules that are different from other verbs. You will also learn how to use “There is” and “There are” to describe things in a place.


WEEK 4

Yes/No Questions

This week, we will start with how to ask yes/no questions using the BE verb. Then, you will practice asking questions using “Is there...?” and “Are there...?” Finally, You will learn how to use “do” and “does” to ask yes/no questions in the simple present.



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