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jesusisrisen

  • 2 years ago

is the committee ________ a date for the festival? a. choosing b.chose c.choosed b.chosen

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  1. cshalvey
    • 2 years ago
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    You need to choose the word that matches the tense. In this case, you've got 'is' - any ideas on which is present tense?

  2. jesusisrisen
    • 2 years ago
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    i have no idea wat u said

  3. cshalvey
    • 2 years ago
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    A simple way of checking is to remove the words breaking up the verb - so 'is + your choices'

  4. cshalvey
    • 2 years ago
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    Ok, which part @JR?

  5. jesusisrisen
    • 2 years ago
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    i just dont know what to do i have all advance stuff in my classess so i have to learn it.so all i need to know how to do it

  6. cshalvey
    • 2 years ago
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    No problem, relax. So, this question is about 'verb tenses' - so I did, I do, I have done - those kind of things. did/do/done are the same verb - just different tenses. Does that make sense? (I know this can be really confusing btw)

  7. jesusisrisen
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    so its verbs in different tenes?

  8. cshalvey
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    Correct. So for your question above - it's all the same verb (to choose), just different tenses - usually they relate to time. Doing = now, did/done = past

  9. jesusisrisen
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    i just don't understand how IS comes into play?

  10. cshalvey
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    so 'Is' is a part of the verb structure - it acts as a 'helper' to the action verb. Like in this sentence: I am running. Running is the action verb, but you need 'am' with it. 'I running' doesn't make sense. This whole area is very tricky (this is why English is one of the hardest languages to learn).

  11. jesusisrisen
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    so like in I am swimming.Am is the helper?

  12. cshalvey
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    So, in your question, 'is' is a part of the verb structure - they've put a lot of words in between to confuse you. So 'is' in your question gives you a hint to the verb tense. Do you know what tense 'is' relates to? Is it present, past, or future?

  13. cshalvey
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    Correct! Now I'm not using the official terms here - you won't find 'helper' in a book ;). But you're getting the idea

  14. jesusisrisen
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    present?

  15. cshalvey
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    Correct! Great job!

  16. cshalvey
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    Now, do you know which of your options in the question is a present tense verb?

  17. jesusisrisen
    • 2 years ago
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    Choosing, right?

  18. cshalvey
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    Yup - you got it. Great work jr, you feel more comfortable with this type of question now?

  19. jesusisrisen
    • 2 years ago
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    no not relly it still confuses me

  20. cshalvey
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    Completely understand - grammar takes a while to get (some of us never fully get it ;). Let me see if I can find some resources for you - and you can always post these kinds of questions up here - I'll try and keep an eye out for you. Also, I'll practice some of this myself so I can help you better.

  21. jesusisrisen
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    ok thank you

  22. cshalvey
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    You're very welcome.

  23. Joss
    • 2 years ago
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    the answer is A (:

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