Copula

This video is about copula in English, linking verbs, and when to adjectives and adverbs. Speak with me every day here: http://www.krisamerikos.com/ee Send in your feedback and get my course "All About Articles" for FREE: https://www.krisamerikos.com/vid-feedback-1-on-1


This is a short list of English language words that are commonly used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (or subject complement). This is referred to as "copula". We've also included examples of how these verbs are used copulatively, due to the fact that many of these verbs may also be used non-copulatively. Other copulative verbs exist in addition to the ones listed here.

  • act 
    "John acted strange."

  • appear 
    "John appeared happy, but wasn't really happy."

  • be 
    "John is a hero."

  • become (inchoative)
    "John became rich."

  • call in 
    "John called in sick."

  • come 
    "Her predictions came true."
    "The seat belt came...
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4 Types of Nouns

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In this video you will learn about 4 types of nouns used in the English language.

The 1st type is: countable nouns.

For example: dog

The 2nd type is: uncountable nouns.

For example: water

The 3rd type is: plural nouns.

For example: scissors

The 4th type is collective nouns (or group nouns).

For example: team 

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Conditional Phrases

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Basically, conditional phrases are hypothetical phrases consisting of two clauses: an "if" clause and a "then" clause.

In this video we discuss the following conditional phrases: zero, first, second, third, and mixed.

Zero Condtional tells us about general facts or strong opinions.
Zero Conditional = If present, (then) present

Example: If it rains, you get wet.

First Conditional tells us about a possible future condition.
First Conditional = If present, (then) future

Example: If I win the lottery, I will buy a house.

Second Conditional tells us about an impossible alternative present condition.
Second Conditional = If past, (then) would + infinitive

Example: If I had a car, I would drive.

Third Conditional tells us about an impossible alternative past condition.
Third Conditional = If past perfect, (then) would + have + past participle

Example: If I had gone to the cinema, I would have watched Batman.

Mixed Conditional tells us about the relationship between an impossible alternative...

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Question Structure in English

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In this video you will learn about 4 types of question structures used in the English language.

The 1st type is : TO BE

This type of question uses the verb "to be". To make a question using the verb "to be", you need to put the verb before the noun. You can also add a question word or phrase to the beginning of this structure.

The 2nd type is : NOT TO BE

This type of question uses any verb other than the verb "to be". To make a question using this structure, you need to have an Auxilliary verb (helping verb), subject, and infinitive (main verb). You can also add a question word or phrase to the beginning of this structure. An easy way to remember this structure is the acronym QuASI.

The 3rd type is : PREPOSITIONS

This type of question uses a verb connected to a preposition. When we use a verb connected to a preposition in a question, the preposition should go at the end of the question.

The 4th type is : QUESTION WORD AS THE SUBJECT

This type of question uses a verb other than the...

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