5: Review 1

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

2. 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?
 
 
 
 

3. What types of verb phrases are dynamic?
 
 
 

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

5. We use continuous tenses for …
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

10. 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?
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

15. Which of these are simple tenses?
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

19. What are action with ending verbs?
 
 
 
 

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

21. What are single point verbs?
 
 
 
 

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

23. 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?
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. Which of these are continuous tenses?
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

43. Simple tenses …
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

53. What are continuing action verbs?
 
 
 
 

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

55. 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?
 
 

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

57. What are stative verbs?
 
 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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