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Hello sir.The forms or structures(like used to/be or get used to etc.),gerund,phrasal verbs & conditional sentences are said to be a part of english grammar?
Is there anything that is not considered to be part of english grammar but is compulsory to learn english language?
Please explain this in detail. Thanks.

Hi again Jaspreet,

Yes, those are structures in English grammar. In answer to your second question, yes -- please see my response to your comment on a different page.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Q.Is it correct that a verb can have 5 forms that are base form(laugh),past simple(laughed),past participle(laughed),present simple(laughs),present participle(laughing)? Or there are other verb forms too?
Thanks.

Hello Jaspreet,

We identify four basic parts for the verb on our page on the topic:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/verbs

The base form and the present simple are considered one form here, with only irregular verbs such as 'be' having different forms. The third-person ending ('s') is an inflection, not a separate form.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much dear Kirk.
And yes i already have seen your response on that page.Just one more question dear.
Q.Only the vocabulary is something that is not said to be part of english grammar or there are other terms too?
Please.

Hello Jaspreet Brar,

The word 'grammar' is used in different ways by different people. Some people use it very broadly so that it covers all rules for forming sentences, clauses, phrases and words. With this definitiion it would include phonology, syntax, morphology, discourse, pragmatics, semantics and so on. Other people use it more narrowly so that it refers only to the rules governing how words come together to form phrases, clauses and sentences.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

OK.Thank you very much dear Peter.
One more question...
Q.As we use names(like 1st form of verb,2nd form of verb and 3rd form of verb) for verb forms,so is it the base form that we call as 1st form,past simple that we call as 2nd form and past participle that we call as 3rd form?

Hello Jaspreet,

Yes, that is correct.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I got it and I wonder if it is possible to download it, please. Thanks

Hello rayito de sol,

No, I'm afraid our games and videos are not available for download. All of our audio content (e.g. LearnEnglish podcasts) and our apps, however, are.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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