Verb Machine


You can make any English tense or verb form by clicking four buttons. Don't believe us? Have a go!



I am new one in this web...please kindly help me to srart from beginning....

Hello Maliha Qureshi,

Welcome! We're very glad you found us. I'm afraid there is no specific page to begin, but I'd suggest two things. First, read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to use LearnEnglish. Next, take some time to explore the site using the menu along the top (Home, Listen & Watch, etc.). 

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Hello LearnEnglish Team
I want to have an English - English dictionary book.
Do you have ones on sale ? If you don't have it,could you please recommend me what book should i have to find myself ? Thanks in adavance...

Hello santoga87,

The British Council does not sell books itself, and we don't recommend certain books over others, partly because we are neutral as far as publishers go, and partly because choosing a dictionary is a personal choice and one dictionary may not be suitable for every learner. You need to look at a range of different alternatives to see which dictionary is easiest for you to use, is most suitable for your level, has a good digital component and is at a good price level for you. Even if you intend to buy online in the end, I would suggest you visit a good local bookshop first to compare different alternatives.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hello sir...i am beginner, please suggest me learning step by step way of spoken english

Hello manish rajput,

The best place to start is our Help page, which will give you lots of advice and tips on learning English and on using this site.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Actually there is no game appear on my phone screen. Or maybe there is technical problem

Hello princess28,

The games on LearnEnglish require Flash-compatibility, and many phones do not have this. If you wish to play this game then I suggest accessing the site on a laptop or desktop computer, which should be compatible.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

my question is about semi- modal verbs or marginal verbs.....( need or dare)
do we use semi modal verbs with other modal verbs ( would,should,will,may,might,can,could)

i.e it would need to be included....
in this example "would" used as a modal verb and "need" as a main verb... please let me know why we use it or what is going to be a meaning.