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Conjugation of Swim in Different Tenses

To conjugate is to show the different forms of a verb. It is important to practise conjugation of different verbs while learning tenses in English grammar. We have already learnt tenses in detail. Let's today study how a verb is conjugated in different tenses. A verb is conjugated according to the structure rules of different tenses. You can read the structure rules of different tenses here.  Let's take the verb 'Swim' as an example. Swim is the base form. Swam is the past form. Swum is the past participle form.

The Sequence of Tenses

The sequence of tenses refers to the set of rules in accordance with which the tense of verbs in related sentences or clauses is determined. It tells us when to use which tense in related sentences or clauses. Usually If two or more clauses combine to make one sentence, the tense of the verb of the dependent or subordinate clause is determined by the tense of the verb in the principal clause. However there are certain exceptions too. These rules are called together the sequence of tenses. Fortunately there are only a few rules to determine the tense of the verb. So it's easy to remember them. Let's look at the rules:

Tenses for Beginners: A Study of The Basics

There are three different tenses in English grammar to indicate the time and state of an action. They are as follows:
1. The Present Tense
2. The Past Tense and
3. The Future Tense.
The Present Tense tells us of an action that happens in the present time.
The past tense tells us of an action that happened in the past time.
The future tense tells us of an action that will happen in the future time.

Spoken English Lesson 3: More on Sentences of Gratitude and Etiquette

In Lessons 1 & 2, We have already studied the English expressions of gratitude and English etiquette. The purpose of learning lessons 1 & 2 was to be familiar with the expressions of politeness that make the English language different from our mother tongue. Today, Let's study more words, phrases and sentences of gratitude and etiquette. These expressions will help you understand how they are used in the English language. Read, Practise and use these expressions in your conversation to make it more effective.

Notice Writing Rules and Format: 10 + Examples of Notices

Notice Writing:Notice Writing is the most widely used means of communicating information by the heads of educational institutions and government offices. It is a type of short composition. So information can be easily communicated by notices. Such notices are frequently put up in School Notice Boards/ School Bulletin Boards. Students of various state boards, particularly the CBSE students of Class 8 to 10 are asked to write a notice on a given topic in not more than 50 words in examinations. Examples of given topics include various competitions, celebrations, tournaments, matches held in schools, excursions, lost and found and other important announcements etc. An effort has been made here to include all the various patterns of writing notices in this article.

Spoken English Lesson 2: Sentences of Etiquette

English is a sweet language. There are a lot of words and phrases that help to express your gratitude and politeness easily. Such phrases are considered part of English etiquettes. If you use such phrases in your day-to-day conversation, your conversation becomes more polite. We don't generally use such expressions in our mother tongue. But they are an inevitable part of English etiquette and are used widely in spoken English. Let's study some such expressions and their uses today.

Spoken English Lesson 1: Sentences of Greetings

Spoken English or English Conversation is an ever cherished dream for non native English learners. Spoken English is different from written English. With a little practice, one can easily master the art of speaking English for different situations. Let's today start our first lesson on Spoken English. When we meet someone, the first step is receiving or welcoming them. It shows the warmth of love we have for them. Let's start with Greetings and salutations in the English language. Read and practise the following sentences. You can easily use them for purposes of greetings, salutations and farewells in your daily life.

Coronavirus | COVID-19 Essay in English: 500 + Words

What is the Coronavirus?
The common name 'Coronavirus' refers to a family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses in humans and animals. These illnesses can range from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome. Out of the many officially recognized Coronaviruses, there are only seven species that affect humans. Three of these seven species can cause severe symptoms in humans and can be life threatening.

Tenses: Present, Past and Future: Uses, Structure Formula and Conjugation Examples

Part IA. Tenses:Concept of TensesPrincipal Verb FormsTypes of Tenses
Concept of Tenses:We use different forms of the same verb to show different time references (past, present or future) and states of an action. These verb forms are called tenses. Hence the tense is the change of form in a verb to denote the time of an action. In other words, the tense is the form taken by the verb to denote the time and state of an action. Note the difference. Tense does not directly refer to the verb. It refers to the change of form in a verb to denote the time of an action. It refers to the different forms of verbs. For example, 'do', 'did' and 'will do' are the three forms of one and the same verb 'do'. 'Do' refers to the present time, 'did' to the past time and 'will do' the future time. These different forms are called tenses. Besides the time of an action, the tense of a verb also shows the continuance and extent of completeness of the verb…

Paragraph Writing Guide: Paragraph Types, Topics, Examples, Format, Essential Elements

A. What is a paragraph?A paragraph is a group of sentences related to one main topic or idea called the controlling or central idea of the paragraph. If you look at any printed piece of prose writing, you can see the prose is divided into several subsections. These subsections are called paragraphs. A paragraph can be written on any and every topic. A paragraph can be of any length. There is no hard and fast rule as to the length of an ideal paragraph. However 100-200 words paragraphs are the most preferred ones in most academic and competitive exams. If you are writing a book or an article, a paragraph can be of any length depending on your subject matter and presentation.

100-200-300 Words Paragraphs for Different Classes: Part 4

1. Precautionary Measures to Check the Spread of Coronavirus Disease/ COVID-19 (190 Words)The Coronavirus disease/ Covid-19 has badly affected the whole world. We must take precautionary measures to check its spread. The most important measures to prevent the spread of the disease are social or physical distancing and use of alcohol based hand wash. As COVID-19 is caused by viral infection, we must take the disease seriously. We must immediately contact or consult the health department if we suffer from the symptoms of COVID-19. We can take the following measures to avoid being infected with the virus:

100-200-300 Words Paragraphs for Different Classes: Part 3

1. Punctuality Or     (128 Words)  Value of Time Or   Importance of Time
Punctuality means doing everything at the right time. A punctual man never puts off what he can do now and today. Punctuality is a characteristic that is sure to bring prosperity and success in life. A punctual man gets enough time to do everything besides his normal duties in life. But an unpunctual man cannot complete even his normal duties. A student who attends classes regularly and completes his homework in time always finds time to study more. But an unpunctual student fails to complete his studies in time. Similarly a soldier or commander can bring victory to a country by doing things at the right time. Time once lost can't be regained at any cost. So one must be punctual if one wants success in life.

Teachers' Day in India: 5th September 2020: History, Origins, Importance and Quotes

Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on different dates. Different countries have their own ideal personalities or ideals to celebrate on teachers' day. While the World Teachers' Day or International Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5 every year, India celebrates September 5 as Teachers' Day every year.

Class 12 HS Exam: Question Tags Exercises with Answers

Exercises on Question Tags Solved from HS (AHSEC) Exam Questions of Alternative English for the years 2007-2020Fill in the gaps with question tags.HS Exam 20071. She did not go to school yesterday, did she ?2. Nobody came to meet him at the station, did they ?3. You like a lot of sugar in your milk, don't you ?4. You are coming to school, aren't you ?5. They will come here, won't they ?6. Close the door, will you ? Orwon't you ?7. Don't go there, will you ?

Eight Parts of Speech (Word Classes): Definitions and Examples

All English words are classified into eight classes. These eight classes are called eight parts of speech or word classes in English grammar. They are nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Some classify determiners as a separate part of speech thus listing nine parts of speech. Determiners are listed as adjectives in the classification of eight parts of speech. Words that belong to a particular part of speech are used in the same way. They have the same grammatical functions in sentences.

Integrity as the Way of Life: 500 + Words Essay

Essay onIntegrity as the Way of LifeOrImportance/ Value of Integrity in Life:Integrity means honesty and truthfulness in body, mind and speech. Living life with integrity means integrating the actions (body), thoughts (mind) and words (speech) in practical life. It refers to both external and internal honesty of an individual. A man cannot achieve perfection without integrity in life. The word 'integrity' is derived from the Latin word 'integer' meaning whole or complete. So it refers to the character traits that lead a man towards perfection or wholeness. A man possessing integrity leads a life that corresponds with his thoughts and actions. He becomes an ideal for all to follow. Integrity is an essential human quality for success, peace, happiness and prosperity in life.

Interjections: Definition and Examples

An interjection is a word that expresses some sudden feeling or emotion of mind. Although classified as one of the eight parts of speech, an interjection can not be called a part of speech in the real sense of the term. It does not enter into the construction of the sentence. Rather it remains isolated from the sentence and only indicates the speaker's state of mind, i.e., sadness, pleasure, surprise etc. The speaker's intention in a sentence is intensified and shown clearly by the interjections. Interjections can express joy, surprise, attention, approval, sorrow, caution, despair, contempt, doubt etc. Depending on such expressions, interjections can be called interjections of joy, interjections of surprise, interjections of attention etc. Hurrah, alas, bravo, oh, wow, well, hello, ha ha etc are some of the examples of interjections.

100-300 Words Paragraphs for Different Classes: Part 2

1. COVID - 19 (170 Words)orCoronavirus Disease:COVID-19 is the short form for the Coronavirus Disease 2019. In the word 'COVID', CO stands for Corona, VI for Virus and D for disease. The disease was first reported from the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. It was initially known as the Novel Coronavirus. (2019-nCoV) The virus that causes this disease is known as severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2. (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause a range of illnesses in humans. These illnesses can range from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome. The symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath etc. It has affected several crores of people across the world and led to the deaths of several lakhs of people globally. Medical scientists are struggling hard to check the disease and have already made some progress. So we can hope to get …

How To Learn English Speaking in 13 Easy Steps

Maybe you always wanted to speak English or write something in English but couldn't.
Maybe you always found it difficult to learn English speaking. You must have felt inferiority complex many times in your life for your weakness. If it's so, here are 13 guaranteed tips you can try to learn and improve your English speaking skills step by step in a few days' time. Your English will gradually develop. Depending on your present level of language skill, you will be able to master the language in a few weeks to a few months' time. Let's look at the steps.

Verb: Definition, Important Types and Terminology for Beginners

Verbs play the most important role in the formation of English sentences.There are so many different types of verbs that students are often confused about which category of verbs means what. A sound knowledge of the terminology for different types of verbs used in basic English grammar and the basic types of verbs helps the students to study the tenses, voices and direct and indirect speeches etc easily. Before we study tenses, voices and narration, it is, therefore, essential to be familiar with certain types of verbs frequently mentioned by teachers in class.

Definition of Adjective: 12 Types of Adjectives: Examples

Adjectives are words that modify the nouns or pronouns.Adjectives denote the quality, quantity, number, state etc of the nouns or pronouns they qualify and add something to their meaning. They add beauty and sweetness to the language. Words like white, black, sweet, bitter, big, small, happy, sad, one, two, first, second, some, any etc are some of the examples of adjectives. Adjectives can be classified into the following 12 types:

Pronouns: Definition, Types and Examples

PronounA pronoun is a word used in place of a noun, noun phrase, clause or at times a pronoun itself (reflexive pronouns) to avoid its repetition. The noun or noun phrase referred to may or may not be in the sentence. That is, the nouns are sometimes understood. Different pronouns take different positions in sentences and fulfil different purposes of linguistic expression. Some pronouns take the position of subjects while Some take the position of objects. They have different forms for different positions. For example: I is a subject pronoun. It becomes me when used as an object pronoun. Some pronouns follow the nouns while some precede them. Pronouns precede nouns in very rare cases as in I met them, those boys. Some pronouns also function as adjectives and determiners. When they function as adjectives and determiners, they are not considered pronouns. Examples include this, my, his etc. This qualifies book in this book. So here this is an adjective. But this is a pronoun in this is …

100+ Examples of Abstract Nouns

For beginners who are learning English as a second language, it is often difficult to identify nouns.
And when it comes to identifying abstract nouns, the task is even more difficult. It may help them to remember that most abstract nouns end in suffixes like -ness, -tion, -ism, -ment, -hood, -ship, -dom, -ance, -cy etc. I have prepared here a list of those abstract nouns which students are often confused about.

Class 10: Sentence Correction: SEBA HSLC Exam Solutions

Q. Rewrite the following sentences correctly.
 1. HSLC EXAM 2005
a. I paid hundred rupees for this shirt. I paid one hundred rupees for this shirt. b. He insisted on me to accompany him. He insisted on my accompanying him. Or He insisted that I accompany him. c. Let us hear his speech. Let us listen to his speech. d. I know him for a long time. I have known him for a long time. e. That boy doesn't even know the alphabets. That boy doesn't even know the alphabet. f. We reached the station timely. We reached the station in time.

100-300 Words Paragraphs for Different Classes: Part 1

1.Discipline (122 Words)
Discipline means leading life according to the established rules of conduct in society. Discipline is a training of the body, mind and soul that leads us to ultimate success in life. It brings peace and harmony in social life. We must cultivate the habit of disciplined life from the early part of life itself. At home, we should obey our elders. In schools and colleges, we must obey our teachers. The value of discipline in the army is well-known to all. Every soldier has to obey his commander without the slightest argument. If we are not obedient to the rules of society in every sphere of life, there will be chaos and confusion and the social harmony will be lost.

Class 10: Synthesis of Sentences: SEBA HSLC Exam

Assam HSLC Exam Questions of Last 23 Years on Synthesis of Sentences Solved.
Q. Combine the following sentences.
1. HSLC EXAM 1998
a. Robin is my friend. He is a journalist. Ans: Robin who is a journalist is my friend. Or Robin, my friend, is a journalist.  b. You insulted him. This is his complaint. Ans: His complaint is that you insulted him.

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Class 10 : English Vocabulary : HSLC Exam Solutions

SEBA HSLC Class 10 Exam Questions on Vocabulary Solved with Additional Practice Questions at the End.
Q. Fill in the blanks with the right alternative.
1. HSLC EXAM 1998
a. Today the weather of Shillong is pleasant. (weather/climate) b. Both the parties came to an amicable settlement. (amicable/amiable)

Nouns : Definition and Types

A noun is the name of anything.In other words, all naming words are called nouns. The naming words can refer to persons, places, things, events or ideas. Whatever they may refer to, they are called nouns. In simple terms, nouns are names. They can be direct names of persons, places or things such as river, country, India, America, Mahatma Gandhi etc or they can also denote ideas such as beauty, kindness, happiness etc.