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CU-TEP day 3 – Error Writing Word Forms Verb forms
By chulatutor   on 10/10/15

CU-TEP Error Writing

 

Day 3 Word Forms / Verb forms

 

You don’t have to write an essay in Writing part of CU-TEP. The skill will be tested through error recognition instead. There will be 30 sentences in which 4 words will be underlined. Your job is to identify which one is incorrect grammatically based on the given context.

Example : The movie had 1start 2for 15 3minutes before we 4arrived.

This one is easy. Choice 1 is incorrect because the verb should be in past participle form: started. This one tests you about verb forms and tenses. Actually there are so many topics that are covered in the error recognition test. No need to worry because they are all basic grammar rules.

 

Word Form

In English, similarly to Thai, there are so many forms of words. Each word has different function to perform. Putting a word in the right form in a sentence allows the word to function properly thus communicable. What you have to practice is identifying the form of each word.

So, how many forms are there exactly? The answer is FOUR!

1. Noun represents person, animal, thing, and place. How do you know which word is noun? In a sentence, a noun is usually next to an article (a, an, the). Also you can identify it from the SUFFIX. Words end with these suffixes are noun.

 

-ment-ence-ent-ness-ance-ion
-ant-ary-ess-ism-ian-ogy

2. Verb is an action. There are verbs that end with something you can’t guess. However there are verbs that end with specific suffixes. Obviously, words that end with -ed and -ing are usually verb in past form and continuous form, respectively. Verbs are usually placed next to modal verbs.

 

-ify-ize-en-er-ate

 

3. Adjective modifies nouns. It is usually next to the noun which is being modified or after a verb to be. Some examples of suffix indicating adjective are as follows.

 

-ble-ary-ed-ful-less-ish
-live-ic-ous-al-ial-ile

 

4. Adverb modifies verbs. Thus, it is usually placed next to a verb. Occasionally, it is placed at the beginning or the end of a sentence (like this one). Most of adverbs end with suffix -ly which is added after an adjective. However, there are also adverbs that come in other forms such as here, yesterday, quite, enough, and too.

Go to the website given below to take a quiz about word forms.

Check this out : http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/wordf1.html

 

Verb form

This is a familiar topic. A verb can be in various forms which are Simple form, Past Tense form, and Past Participle form. These three are what you call ‘three-column verb’. There are another two forms of verb which are -s form and -ing form.

 

SimplePast TensePast Participle-s-ing
Regularspecifyspecifiedspecifiedspecifiesspecifying
demonstratedemonstrateddemonstrateddemonstratesdemonstrating
Irregularthinkthoughtthoughtthinksthinking
comecamecomecomescoming

 

To put a verb in the right form, you must observe the context such as modal verbs, parallel structure, passive voice, and tense.

Here are links to exercises.

 

Check this out :
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/conditional_quiz.htm
http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/choose-correct-forms-verb

 

CU-TEP Word Forms / Verb forms

You don't have to write an essay in Writing part of CU-TEP. The skill will be tested through error recognition instead. There will be 30 sentences in which 4 words will be underlined. Your job is to identify which one is incorrect grammatically based on the given context.
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