How to Pronounce 'INVEIGLE' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word inveigle. This word is used as a verb and refers to the action of persuading someone to do something through flattery or deception. The word comes from aveugler in Old French meaning ‘to blind’.
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This was a very important review for me on Present Tenses. In completing this unit, I have realized how complex these forms would appear to anyone who does not know English as their first/primary language. In some Asian countries, only one present form is used while we have four different present tense forms, each with different construction and usages!
The Simple Present Tense is formed as follows: Affirmative - subject + base form of verb(+ s,es as needed); Negative -subject + aux. verb + not + base form of verb; Questions - aux. verb 'do' + subject + base form of verb. Usages include habitual actions, facts, commentaries, directions, headlines, etc.
Present Continuous Verbs are formed as follows: Affirmative - subject + aux. verb 'be' + verb + ing , i.e, the present participle); Negative - subject + aux. verb 'be' + not + present participle; Question - aux. verb 'be' + subject + present participle. Usages for this form of the present include actions that are in progress at or around the time of speaking, very frequent actions, developing situations, background events in a present story, and reference to a regular action around a point in time.
The Present Perfect tense is formed in the following manner: Affirmative - subject + aux. verb 'have' + past participle; Negative - subject + aux. verb 'have' + not + past participle; Question - aux. verb 'have' + subject + past participle. Usages for the Present Perfect tense include finished actions that happened at an indefinite period of time, completed past actions in an unfinished time period at time of speaking, something that began in the past and is still true, and the description of past actions with present results.
The fourth and final present tense form is the Present Continuous Perfect Tense. The following rules outline how this tense is formed: Affirmative - subject + aux. verb 'have' + been + verb + ing (present participle); Negative - subject + aux. verb 'have' + not + been + present participle; Question - aux. verb 'have' + subject + been + present participle. Usages for the Present Continuous Perfect Tense are to communicate an incomplete and ongoing activity, indicating how long it has continued and to describe a recently finished activity which has a present result.
Also included in this unit were rules on forming verbs (irregular verb forms), exception to various rules, and examples of lessons for teaching these verb forms.
Again, I found this lesson very informative and very concise and intense.