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    Analysing grammar form structure

    Can you explain how I should analysis the form of phrases? Do I have to use the verb "to be" for am/are/is or should I simply say "be"? . Do I have to say for example; used. Past Simple or Present Perfect, I used to have, should I say "be", "past simple", "have". Thank you, I don't understand how to analysis use.

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    Re: Analysing grammar form structure

    Quote Originally Posted by City 47 View Post
    Can you explain how I should analysis the form of phrases? Do I have to use the verb "to be" for am/are/is or should I simply say "be"? . Do I have to say for example; used. Past Simple or Present Perfect, I used to have, should I say "be", "past simple", "have". Thank you, I don't understand how to analysis use.
    What's the phrase?

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    Re: Analysing grammar form structure

    Thanks Soup, the phrase is : She used to have long hair.

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    Re: Analysing grammar form structure

    Hi City 47

    She (Subject, 3rd person singular personal pronoun)
    used to have (Main verb)
    used to (modal auxiliary verb)
    have (bare infinitive)
    long hair (Object)
    long (adjective)
    hair (singular noun)

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