lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

Practising with the 3rd person in singular

I have this link to practise with the pronunciation of the 3 forms of the 3rd person in singular but remember I'm interested in the difference between these 2 groups:
  • GROUP A: you add -s or-es and the number of syllables doesn't change; e.g. works, plays, studies, loves
  • GROUP B: you add -s or -es and you pronounce an extra syllable /IZ/; e.g. finishes, fixes, practises
The difference between the pronunciation within the group A is not so important and to do it simpler remember to pronounce /s/ when the verb ends in /p/ or /k/, (like asks or stops) but most of the verbs have the pronunciation /z/.

Use of CAN and CAN'T

I told you in class that CAN is a modal so let's see what that means: A modal verb is a verb used to say something in a particular w...