5: Review 1

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1. What verb types do we most often use when we use a continuous tense to talk about an overlapping action?
 
 
 

2. “She’s always smiling.” Is this a regular or an irregular habit?
 
 

3. What kind of verb phrase is this? I know Julie.
 
 
 
 

4. We use the continuous tenses for temporary actions. What is a temporary action?
 
 

5. “I live in London.” Is this a temporary or a permanent situation?
 
 

6. What types of verb phrases are dynamic?
 
 
 

7. What does it mean when an action overlaps another action?
 
 

8. Look at this sentence: “At 8pm, Julie ate dinner.” When did Julie start eating dinner?
 
 
 

9. We use the simple tenses to talk about things that are permanent. How long does something need to last before we decide that it’s permanent?
 
 
 
 

10. We use the continuous tenses for things that are changing. This change can be …
 
 
 

11. We can use two verbs in a simple tense to talk about sequential actions. What are sequential actions?
 
 

12. Do we need to use a time expression when we’re talking about something temporary in the past or future?
 
 

13. What kind of tenses do we use for things that are complete, whole or not open to change?
 
 

14. What kind of tense do we use for things that are incomplete or open to change?
 
 

15. What type of verb phrase is this? I love coffee.
 
 
 
 

16. When we use continuous tenses for overlapping actions, we use the continuous tense for …
 
 
 

17. What type of verb phrase is this? I started work.
 
 
 
 

18. What are single point verbs?
 
 
 
 

19. What are action with ending verbs?
 
 
 
 

20. Look at this sentence: “At 8pm, Julie was eating dinner.” When did Julie start eating dinner?
 
 
 

21. What kind of verb phrase is this? We were running.
 
 
 
 

22. We use continuous tenses for …
 
 
 

23. What kind of verb phrase is this? I ate the apple.
 
 
 
 

24. What type of verb phrase is this? They will be waiting.
 
 
 
 

25. What words do we use with continuous tenses for irregular habits?
 
 

26. What kind of verb phrase is this? They walked round the garden once.
 
 
 
 

27. We can use simple tenses to talk about whole actions. Whole actions are generally …
 
 

28. What kind of verb phrase is this? I dropped the plate.
 
 
 
 

29. When we want to show that we’re annoyed about a habit that happens too often, what tenses do we use?
 
 

30. Do verbs always stay in one category? For example, is a continuing action verb always a continuing action verb?
 
 

31. Do we use the simple or continuous tenses for the background to a story?
 
 

32. What kind of verb phrase is this? I swam.
 
 
 
 

33. What kind of tense do we use for regular habits?
 
 

34. What types of verb phrase can we use with simple tenses?
 
 
 
 

35. What type of verb phrase is this? She is watching a film.
 
 
 
 

36. What kind of verb phrase is this? I sang the song once.
 
 
 
 

37. We can use simple tenses for things that are finished and continuous tenses for things that are unfinished. Which type of verb phrase is this particularly true for?
 
 
 
 

38. We can use two verbs in a simple tense to talk about simultaneous actions. What are simultaneous actions?
 
 

39. We can use simple tenses to talk about whole actions. We expect whole actions …
 
 

40. We use simple tenses for permanent actions or situations. What is a permanent action or situation?
 
 

41. “She’s working in Australia.” Is this a temporary or a permanent situation?
 
 

42. What kind of verb phrase is this? She wrote a book.
 
 
 
 

43. Which of these are continuous tenses?
 
 
 
 

44. When does she start smiling in the following sentence? “Whenever I see her, she’s smiling.”
 
 
 

45. What kind of tense do we use for irregular habits?
 
 

46. What are continuing action verbs?
 
 
 
 

47. Simple tenses …
 
 

48. When we talk about actions happening now, are those actions generally finished or unfinished?
 
 

49. In what situation do we talk about things in the present as if they’re finished?
 
 
 

50. What kind of verb phrase is this? I broke the computer.
 
 
 
 

51. What kind of verb phrase is this? I closed the door.
 
 
 
 

52. We can use the continuous tenses to talk about a continuous action that overlaps another shorter action. Can we also use the continuous tenses in this way with repeated actions?
 
 

53. A longer action in a continuous tense can overlap …
 
 
 

54. We can use simple tenses for regular habits. What is a regular habit?
 
 

55. Do we need to use a time expression when we’re talking about something temporary in the present?
 
 

56. What kind of tense do we use for actions that follow other actions in a sequence?
 
 

57. What kind of tenses do we use for things that we think of as permanent?
 
 

58. We use the continuous tenses when we are thinking about …
 
 

59. “She walks to work every day.” Is this a regular or an irregular habit?
 
 

60. Can we use the continuous tenses to talk about a temporary situation where the action is repeated instead of the action being continuous?
 
 

61. What kind of tense do we use for things that are temporary?
 
 

62. When does she start smiling in the following sentence? “Whenever I see her, she smiles.”
 
 
 

63. We use the continuous tenses for irregular habits. What is an irregular habit?
 
 

64. We can only use one type of verb phrase in a simple tense to talk about something temporary. Which type of verb phrase is that?
 
 
 
 

65. What kind of tense do we use for actions that start before and continue after another action or time?
 
 

66. Which of these are simple tenses?
 
 
 
 

67. What time expressions do we use with regular habits?
 
 

68. What are stative verbs?
 
 
 
 


 

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