C. Writing Sentences in Different Verb Tenses

(Notes by Huifang Peng)
1. writing about the present 
--fundamental mechanics and grammar that might be required
a. the basic forms of simple present tense: statements, questions, and negatives [including the patterns of "There + be"] [click (1)]
b. how to use contractions [click (1)]
c. how to use object pronouns [click (1)]
d. how to use articles with nouns [click (1)]
e. sentence development: complex/compound sentences (with connectors) [click (1) (2)]

2. writing about the past 
--fundamental mechanics and grammar that might be required
a. the basic forms of simple past tense: statements, questions, and negatives [including the patterns of There + Be] [click (1)]
b. how to use contractions  [click (1)]
c. with time words, phrases, or clauses [click (1) (2) (3)]
d. sentence development: complex/compound sentences (with connectors) [click (1) (2)]

3. describing actions with the present/past progressive
--fundamental mechanics and grammar that might be required
a. present and past progressive tenses [click (1) (2)]
c. how to use adverbs (the forms and their positions) [click (1) (2)]
b. sentence development: complex/compound sentences (with connectors) [click (1) (2)]

4. writing about the future [click (1)]
--fundamental mechanics and grammar that might be required
a. Be Going To and Will for the future 
b. forms of statements, questions, and negatives
c. using time words, phrases, or clauses
d. b. sentence development: complex/compound sentences with connectors [click (1) (2)]

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