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    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    Simple questions

    Just need to verify the answers on my son's graded test. I believe two of the questions marked wrong are correct, but would appreciate your review of the following:

    Find the Main Verb and the Helping Verb in each sentence:
    Carrie can't dive from the high platform.
    Three inches of snow will probably fall tonight.

    Choose the correct form of the verb for each sentence:
    We ___________ the extra meat.
    A. freezed
    B. frozen
    C. froze

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Simple questions

    Welcome.

    The helping verb comes first:

    [1] Carrie can dive from the high platform.
    Helping verb: can
    Main verb: dive

    [2] Three inches of snow will probably fall tonight.
    Helping verb: will
    Main verb: fall

    Note, the main verb is the word that expresses the main action. A person "dives" and "falls", but cannot "cans".

    [3] We froze the extra meat.
    A. freezed (non-standard usage; the standard is froze)
    B. frozen (past participle)
    C. froze (past tense)

    The verb paradigm for "to freeze" looks like this:

    to freeze
    Present: freeze, freezes
    Past: froze
    Past Participle: frozen

    Note, use "froze" when you want to talk about something in that past, and use "frozen" with HAVE or HAD, or as an adjective, like this,

    EX: We have frozen the extra meat. (present perfect)
    EX: We had frozen the extra meat. (past perfect)

    EX: This meat is frozen. (predicate adjective)
    EX: This is frozen meat. (attributive adjective)

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Nov 2005
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    Re: Simple questions

    Thank you !! He did get right the "froze" question.
    On the MV and HV, he marked the answer-
    MV: dive HV: can't
    there is, however, an answer that fits your response
    MV: dive HV: can
    So, I guess I can atleast try to get him some points back for the irregular verb question.
    Thanks again!

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