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    congregatoin/conjugation

    In grammar classes, we tend to make a list of our typical sentences to memorize their structures easier and more unforgettable e.g. for memorizing the tenses our way is to make this list: I write. I am writing. I have written. I have been writing. ... For memorizing conditional sentences we make this list: If I have time, I will call her tomorrow. If I had time, I would call her now. If I had had time, I would have called yesterday. And for causative sentences, the order of adjectives, infinitives, gerunds, ... we have their relevant lists as well.

    Can I call these sorts of lists 'congregation' OR 'conjugation'?
    I myself believe 'conjugation' can just be used for the tenses but 'congregation' must be something more general and can be used for all the lists. Am I right? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    No. Neither of those two words has this meaning.

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    #3

    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    Wow, abatiraf, you've been busy! As for your question, I would say something like memory lists or grammar lists. Use whatever works for you.


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    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. Neither of those two words has this meaning.
    Thanks for your answer, I checked it again in my dictionary and it say: "conjugation: the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
    ". Could you please tell me what other word I can use for these lists?
    1. I write. I am writing. I have written. I have been writing. I wrote. I was writing. ...
    2. If I have time, I'll call her tomorrow. If I had time, I would call her now. If I had had time, I would have called her yesterday.
    We believe it's a new methodology that helps learners learn easily, but I don't know how to call it or how to make a word for it. I'd be grateful if you helped.

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    #5

    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    It is similar to conjugation. With conjugation we use one tense and put it through the 6 persons.

    I write
    You write
    He/she/it writes
    We write
    You write
    They write.

    If you do this with all the tenses, it would be the same idea.

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    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is similar to conjugation. With conjugation we use one tense and put it through the 6 persons.

    I write
    You write
    He/she/it writes
    We write
    You write
    They write.

    If you do this with all the tenses, it would be the same idea.
    1. So I cannot call my series of 'I write, I'm writing, I've written, ...' a conjugation, can I?
    2. Is there any particular way to call the other series or just I need to call them some grammar lists? Can you think of any name that you can make?

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    #7

    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    How about:

    Notes on grammar

    or

    Notes on verb tenses


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    #8

    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    You call them tenses of individual verbs.

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    Re: congregatoin/conjugation

    I know it's not correct but I used to call them all congregation and I really like this name. I don't know how to find a single term for this.

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