Verb aspect allows a speaker to give even more information about when an event took place or is going to take place. The simple aspect of a verb is the same as its past, present, and future tenses, such as "I walked," "I walk," and "I will walk." .
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- at0:52David says of whatever conjugation you choose to do,
what is conjugation ?(7 votes)
- It is the tense of a verb past, present, future like : I was eating pizza (past), I am eating pizza (present), I am going to eat pizza (future) got it!(6 votes)
- Hi, I'm Indonesian, Khan Academy very helpful to upgrading my english skill despite it don't used daily as formal languages in my country and it help me to understanding some school lessons to preparing an exams with basic concepts, thanks Khan Academy(7 votes)
- Wouldn't 'I am walking' be a better present tense?(4 votes)
- Here it is in pictures. They really help me. I hope they help you, too. http://www.idioms4you.com/downloads/verb-tenses/verb-tense-diagrams.html(6 votes)
- can you give me an example of this aspect(3 votes)
- The simple aspect:
She loved him.
She loves him.
She will love him.
She was loving him.
She is loving him.
She will be loving him.
She had loved him.
She has loved him.
She will have loved him.
Perfect progressive aspect:
She had been loving him.
She has been loving him.
She will have been loving him.(7 votes)
- I think grammatical knowledge like this it is a little hard for me to understand.Because it seems that my teachers had never taught it to me .I didn`t know verb aspect until now,so I need more time to learn it.(2 votes)
- Shame on your teachers for leaving you ignorant. OK, we've dealt with that. Now, in order for you to learn verb aspect as taught by your Khan Academy teacher, David Rheinstrom, you should go back and do the video again. Listen to what he says, and pause the video after each sentence he utters, thinking about what he has said until you understand each sentence. Do the video again this way at least one time, but more if necessary. You can do it. You can learn anything.(8 votes)
- What exactly is a verb aspect?(3 votes)
- Verb aspect, as noted in the little blurb directly underneath the video, is that property of a verb which allows it to be other than simply past, present or future. You're bright enough, Ben, to understand the difference between "I walk." and "I am walking." Both are present, but the second one has a progressive "aspect" to it.(2 votes)
- Hello. What about such auxiliary verbs of simple aspect as do/does, did?(1 vote)
- Can you please give me a more advanced example of the simple verb aspect.(2 votes)
- Here's an example:
He jumped over the leaf.
This example has a simple aspect because the verb 'jumped' is the bare tense of the conjugation.(3 votes)
- In David's example he used walk, but how about the word live.........
I Lived I Live I will Live
How do you explane to someone that you lived or that you will live? ¯\(ツ)/¯(1 vote)
- I lived in Taiwan for 39 years. Now I live in Michigan. Probably I will live here for the rest of my life.(4 votes)
- What does 'aspect' and 'tense' actually mean?(2 votes)
- Tense–aspect–mood, commonly abbreviated "TAM" and also called tense–modality–aspect or "TMA", is the grammatical system of a language that covers the expression of tense (location in time), aspect (fabric of time – a single block of time, continuous flow of time, or repetitive occurrence), and mood or modality (degree of necessity, obligation, probability, ability).(1 vote)
- [Voiceover] Hello grammarians. Now, previously we had spoken about just the basic idea of verb aspect, which is kind of like tenses for tenses, and I know that's a little blah, wheels-within-wheels ridiculous, but we'll make sense of it. What aspect allows you to do is situate, more exactly, your verbs in time, so if you're telling a story and you wanna indicate when something happened in that story, then you would use verb tense to indicate when it happened, and the next layer of complexity after that in terms of being specific about when stuff happens in time is aspect, but I'm gonna teach you today about the simple aspect, which I don't really need to teach you about to be frank because you already know what it is. It's been staring at us this entire time. The simple aspect is really just the bare tense of whatever conjugation you choose to do, so if you're talking at the present tense, right here, so you say, I walk, that's it, that simple. It doesn't indicate anything else about whether or not the walking is completed or the walking is ongoing. It's just, I walk, same thing with the future, I will walk, same thing with the past, I walked. If it doesn't have any helper verbs for the past or the present and the only helper verb it has for the future is will, then it's simple. That's it, that's the bare minimum required to express the idea using that tense. That's the simple aspect. You can learn anything. David out.