Thursday, 23 July 2009

learning english at uni of cumbria

University Of Cumbria
Bowerham Road

today is my last english class after more than 12 weeks.

it is just a part time and it is free but the knowledge i got
was priceless and invaluable (Of inestimable value; priceless).

what did i learn?

more than 12 modules.

thinkking of asking the book that they used to teach us today... :)

Latest is different type of text types.

1. an anecdote
2. a conny joke
3. a non-pc joke
4. a put down
5. a limerick
6. an epigram
7. a pun
8. a scene from a sitcom

present perfect simple and present perfect continuous

past perfect simple and past perfect continuous

future perfect

having completed his education, he started looking for a new job.
having studied Latin for many years, I found Italian relatively easy.

homework is something : having + past participle:

Examples of participle formation include:

Verb Past
Simple Past
Participle Present
Participle Regular/
talk talked talking regular
hire hired hiring
do did done doing irregular
say said saying
eat ate eaten eating
write wrote written writing
beat beat beaten beating
sing sang sung singing

The present participle in English is active. It has the following uses:

* forming the progressive aspect: Jim was sleeping.
* modifying a noun, with active sense: Let sleeping dogs lie.
* modifying a verb or sentence: Broadly speaking, the project was successful.

the past participle of a regular verb ends in -ed, and has the same spelling of the past tense of that verb: sometimes the last consonant is doubled (stop → stopped); sometimes the last vowel is changed (deny → denied). Irregular verbs tend to end in -en .

* When combined with the auxiliary verb to have, a past participle forms the perfect tenses of a verb.

to eat (ate): All the meal has been eaten.
to ride (ridden): I could have ridden my bicycle if it had not rained.
to strike (struck or stricken): In that fight, he has struck my stomach.

* When combined with the auxiliary verb to be, a past participle forms the passive voice of a verb.

to construct (constructed): The new mall is finally constructed.
to give (given): I was given a new book.
to talk (talked): That problem was talked about yesterday.
to throw (thrown): The ball was thrown by John.
to write (written): Those letters were written last year.

* Past participles can also modify a noun.

to require (required): Here are the documents required.

* Past participles may be used to modify a verb or sentence.

to see (seen): Seen from this perspective, we should easily do the work.

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