Auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs, also called helping verbs, are used with a main verb to create compound verb forms.

Do vs Make

Do vs makeEnglish has two verbs, "to do" and "to make," that are both equivalent to a single verb in some languages*, which makes it difficult for speakers of those languages to know which one to use in any given situation. Understanding the difference in meaning is key to knowing which verb you need.

Future

This lesson introduces the various forms English uses to indicate the future.

Irregular verbs

A list of the most common irregular English verbs, including their simple past conjugations and present and past participles.

Modal verbs

This lesson explains the grammar of modal verbs and where they are placed in a sentence or question.

Past participle

The past participle is a verb form that indicates a completed action. It is used in perfect aspects, adverb clauses, and the passive voice.

Past perfect

The past perfect, or pluperfect, is a compound verb form which requires two verbs: had and a past participle.