The grammar of word order is simple, but there is a lot of small nuances. The homework will be easy: I want you to practice the simple and correct answers.
Good luck! Check the shortened rules below to reassure that you are doing right.
A) The first and the primary rule is 1. Subject + 2. Verb + 3. Object;
B) The second rule is place before time;
C) We place the adverbs before the verb;
C) In case if we have the verb “to be”, we put them after the verb;
C) When we have two verbs in one phrase, we place the adverb between them;
D) If we ask questions, we put the auxiliary verb before the subject, and then we place the main verb;
D) If we have the verb to be, we place it before subject (then we put the main verb if we have Continuous tense;
D) The same rule concerns Past Simple/Continuous, Future Simple, Present Simple/Continuous/Perfect, etc.;
D) When we have negatives, we put the auxiliary verb + not (or another negative as never, nothing) before the subject.
A) Correct the mistakes here:
- Goes Mary to school.
- When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.
- Luminous beings are we.
- Always pass on what you have learned.
- Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.
- Patience you must have…
- …the Jedi way this is not.
B) Match the phrases:
- I want to go
- They will try
- She would like to be
- Do you know
- We are not
- to the cinema tomorrow.
- at the theater tonight.
- to do everything in time.
- at the airport yet.
- where he is now?
C) D) Insert the adverbs (all already also always both ever just never often rarely sometimes still usually) in the correct place:
- You are glad to see you; thank you for coming.
- We have something to rejoice our heart every day.
- They study at the University.
- She wants to go with you, but she is too shy to tell this.
- I have come from Brazil; what a great experience!
- John has finished the work on his project.
- Ingrid remembers her daily routine; she uses the datebook to check the time of a meeting.
- Have you been to Glasgow? No, I have been to Glasgow.
- Do you enjoy the film? – I like such films, let’s better go.
- We do not watch TV. If we do, we do it.
- Unfortunately, they do not meet.
- I am walking near here! Where are you?
Find out the grammar for this lesson here.