Verbal

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Verbal
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2010-07-17 18:05:09
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Verbal GMAT
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  1. HELPING VERBS
    BE, DO, HAVE

    can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will and would
  2. VERBALS

    ARe verbs forms used as adjectives, adverbs or nouns
    • 1. Infinitives
    • 2. Gerunds
    • 3. Participles
  3. INFINITIVES
    • Noun: I Love to swim
    • Adjective: The person to meet is here
    • Adverb: Sue paused to eat lunch.
  4. GERUNDS

    verbs with the ing form used as nouns. These are more noun like
    • Subject of the verb: Swimming is fun
    • Object of the verb: I love swimming
    • Object of preposition: I dream of swimming.
    • When you see an -ING form in a sentence, identify its role:
    • verb, noun, adjective or adverb.
  5. PARTICIPLES

    a) Present participles
    b) Past participles
    Present Participles- are ING forms to modify nouns, verbs or even whole clauses.

    • Adjective ( present Participle)
    • The person fixing the faucet is tired.

    • Adverb (Present Participle)
    • She crouched under the sink, fixing the faucet.
  6. PARTICIPLES
    a) Present participles

    b) Past participles
    In contrast, The past participle is typically used as part of the perfect-tense verb or as an adjective.

    • Verb ( Perfect tense)
    • She has Broken the lamp

    • Adjective (Present Participle)
    • The Broken lamp is on the stairs.
  7. When to use which VERBAL
    or VERB?
    • - The present participle expresses a result
    • Investors sold the stock rapidly, CAUSING Panic.

    • -In contrast, the infinitive expresses intention
    • Investors sold the stock rapidly TO CAUS panic.

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