Verbs come in three tenses: past, present, and future, They are further subdivided into 12 categories.
What are the 12 Tenses in English and why are they important?
Verb tenses in English are broadly divided into the past, present, and future. In English grammar, tenses are used to indicate when an action happened and if it is still going on or finished. The tense of a verb is used to refer to time while communicating in English.
There are 12 tenses in the English language. Namely:
The Idiom “Red flag” is often used to signify danger. “Red flag,” as a Noun, is a warning of danger. For example, “His actions raised a red flag”. By saying this, the speaker is telling the listener that the man in question was doing something suspicious, troubles could arise from his actions.
As a Verb, the phrase also signals danger. When used in Verb form, you may encounter the gerund or past tense of the word, such as:
Examples of the idiom “red flag”
Fever is the body’s red flag.
Teachers always check for red flags such as tardiness and absences.
Feeling of anxiety, depression is often considered as the mind’s Red flag.
Employers consider a constant shift in jobs as a red flag.
She saw a red flag when the boss asked her for personal favors.
Often, the English language uses idioms that invoke color imagery, like, I feel blue, in the pink, red flag, etc. These figures of speech are used because colors have a strong association with emotions. For example, “Bulls (male cows) are color blind, but a matador (bullfighter), uses a red flag to provoke the animal”. Why use a red rag to anger a colorblind bull?
Definition and meaning of the idiom “foot the bill”
What does the idiom “foot the bill” mean? How can I use the idiom “foot the bill in a full sentence?”
You may even encounter a native speaker using the idiom “to foot the bill.” This saying, counter-intuitively, has nothing to do with feet. By saying this, the speaker is stating that they will pay the bill.
For example, “William often dines with us, but he never foots the bill” which simply means, he never pays.
Moreover, the person who foots the bill only means he/ she pays the entire bill. The idiom is most often used with dining but can be applied to anything.
A noun is the name of a person, place, or thing. When we specify who or what we are particularly speaking of for the listener to be able to relate to, that’s called a noun.
Types of Nouns with examples
Types of Nouns
Name of a person, a place, an animal, or thing.
Max, Burj Khalifa, October.
Name of a class or section of people, animals, or things.
Teacher, Doctor, Tiger.
These are feelings, quality or characteristics, ideas, or state of being.
Happy, anger, honest, rich.
Denotes a group of nouns or a set of things. They are a group of common nouns and can be counted.
Shoal of fish, Swarm of bees, pack of wolves.
How can we identify the type of Noun?
There are 4 main types of nouns to identify:
Proper Noun: Proper nouns is the name of a person or of something you specifically imply. It is the name of a person, place, animal, or thing. Examples: Wall Street Journal, Albert Einstein, London, Monday, etc.
Common Noun: It refers to the name of a class or section of people, animals, or things. Examples: Teacher, Nurse, Street, Post office, Table, Bench, etc.
Abstract Noun: They are nouns used to define anything that cannot be seen, touched, or sensed by any of our senses. An idea, a state of being, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic quality can be termed abstract nouns. For example, you can be sad, and feel the emotion, but not touch it, smell it, taste it, or even see it, but you do know it exists within you.
Collective Noun: Nouns that are considered to be a group of nouns or a set of things, people, animals, emotions, or concepts considered as a single whole. They are a group of common nouns and can be counted. For example, a banana is a common noun, the collective noun for it will be a bunch of bananas/hand of bananas.
Past Simple Tense is used to describe an event that began and ended in the past, like winking, the act of blinking your eyelids to convey an emotion. To put “wink” in Past Simple Tense, we simply change it to “winked.”
This is true for all Regular Verbs. Regular Verbs in the past tense get d/ed at the end. For example, “hug” turns to “hugged.” But, Nouns don’t change with tense.
In fact, to detect a Past Simple Tense sentence, merely look for the Main Verb. Most often, for those sentences that Regular Verbs are used, d/ed is found hidden among other grammatical features.