The different ways to form infinitives in English.
Infinitives are generally made like this:
to + VERB
Sometimes they are used with out "to". Infinitives are verbs, and so they come in many forms:
How to make an infinitive and what infinitives are used for.
The infinitive is a form of the verb, usually used with "to". Sometimes an infinitive does not use "to" (that's why "to" is in brackets below). Infinitives look like this:
How to use "come" and "go" naturally in English.
"Come" and "go" can be confusing. Do you know how to choose "come" or "go"?
To choose "come" or "go" naturally, you should think about two cases:
This will help you speak English naturally.Read more · 続きを読む
Learning the verb system of a language.
Part 36 of the Poligo Guide to Learning a Language.
SECTION 4: This section explains how to divide the language into smaller parts and how to learn each part.
The "verbal system" is all the parts of the language that are connected with talking about actions and events. This includes two basic things:
(1) the way a verb fits into a sentence and how it connects to the other words in the sentence.*
This is usually done in one of two ways (or by using both together): (i) word order (like in English), i.e. SVO, SOV, OVS etc.; (ii) the use of special endings on nouns (like in German).
Some languages also connect verbs with nouns with prepositions (English) and with postpositions (like Japanese). So, the verbal system intersects and overlaps with the noun system. This is because verbs and nouns must connect somehow. If you decide to learn verbs first, just remember the nouns and other words in your examples and worry about understanding the details later.Read more · 続きを読む