English Study Notes Form 1 English Study Notes Msomi Maktaba All Notes

LITERATURE FORM 1 – TALKING ABOUT PAST EVENTS/ ACTIVITIES

This give a particular form of verb endings it is sometimes called PAST TENSE

 Note: common adverb Last week, yesterday etc.

Example:  

My brother got married last Friday

Last week they closed the school

 
 

Expressing past activities 

Tense is expressed by verbs. These verbs in the past tense be have with regular ending with-ed,ed, and others behave with irregular ending. Example see-saw, get-got, cut-cut.

 
 

Adverbs that show past tense 

  1. Yesterday    Р       I saw him yesterday
  2. Last             Р       we were at club last Friday
  3. Ago             Р       they met two years ago
  4. Previous      Р       she experienced this problem from the previous.

edu.co.tz

 
 

Р     Such characteristics of irregular verb also apply to helping or modal verbs

www.edu.co.tz/library 

  
 

Note: the past tense of the above modal helping verbs are common in conditional clauses that is if……… then…………..

 
 

Structure 

Past perfect tense

Format

Subject + had + verb in participle

www.edu.co.tz/library 

 
 

Examples:   

I had seen several football games

I had done the job

 
 

Structure 

Adjective: is a word that is used to describe a noun or a pronoun

General classification of Adjectives

  1. Adjectives of colour

edu.co.tz

e.g. black, yellow, green, purple, orange, red

  1. Adjectives of size and shape

edu.co.tz

e.g. small, giant, round, etc

  1. Adjectives of quantity

edu.co.tz

e.g. many, few, little, much

  1. Adjectives of age

edu.co.tz

e.g. old, new, middle, young.

  1. Proper adjectives or adjectives of origin

edu.co.tz

e.g. African, Kenyan, French (vi)  Adjective of use

e.g. useful, useless

 
 

ORDER OF ADJECTIVE 

Where there is more than one adjective before a noun in a sentence, the order of adjectives is as follows:

  1. 1st adjective           Р       Describes the number (Quantity)
  2. 2nd adjective          Р       Describes the general size and shape
  3. 3rd  adjective         Р       Describes age
  4. 4th  adjective         Р       Describes colour
  5. 5th  adjective         Р       Describes where it comes from (origin)
  6. 6th adjective          Р       Describes what is made up of
  7. 7th  adjective         Р       Noun

edu.co.tz

  
 

Examples: 

  
 

www.edu.co.tz/library 

/* ]]> */