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Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
Transcript of Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
We use the verb THERE BE to indicate that something exists or is in a certain location.
Someday there will be a monument right here and you know what it’ll say?
We use USED TO when talking about something that was a constant habit in the past but it is not anymore.
Linus: You sure bruise easily.
Janice: I never used to!
The verbs HATE, LOVE, LIKE, PREFER may be followed by either ING or TO-INFINITIVE, but the meaning is usually the same
I hate riding on the school bus.
Did you have fun on the swings yesterday, Janice?
I Just don't Feel Very Good
SUBJECT + WANT + OBJECT + TO VERB
Do you want me to push you on the swings a few times before we go in?
An action that takes place in a Indefinite Time
I've been so tired lately!
MAY and MIGHT are modal verbs and they can mean the same, which is: ‘It is possible that.’
I think I may have a fever!
Future with WILL
I guess I'll call my mother to come and pick me up!
We haven't seen
Janice at school!
PRESENT PERFECT is formed by HAVE/HAS + PARTICIPLE. Here we have two examples with key words for
Present Perfect. The conjunctions FOR and SINCE
characterize the use for PRESENT PERFECT.
KEY WORDS FOR PRESENT PERFECT
since lately recently for this year this week this month up to now twice
Charlie: Where's Janice. I haven't seen her at school for three days.
Linus: I don't know. I haven't heard a word from her since the day she went to see the school nurse.
He just likes to wear the little green bootees!
GERUNDS can also be used to determine a noun. All verbs, except modals, can be changed into nouns by placing an ING ENDING to them.
It must be gratifying for him, being a surgeon and knowing he can help so many people.
ADJECTIVES are words that express an attribute of something.
What’s the world famous surgeon running up and down the stairs like that for?
The most scary words in the world are: "The doctor will see you now!"
The teacher told us
you were in the hospital.
The modal verb MUST + HAVE + PARTICIPLE is used to describe a degree of certainty in the past.
Your fever must have been really awful.
DO and MAKE
They've done lots of tests on me.
We really miss you at school!
When adding information to a sentence, the most common words used are the adverbs TOO and ALSO.
They also took one more test to see for sure if I had leukemia.
A PHRASAL VERB is formed by a verb plus a preposition, which then usually creates a meaning different from the original verb.
They also HOOKED me UP to this IV, that means intravenous.
No, but it makes my hair FALL OUT and it makes me
sick to my stomach, but it’s going to make me better.
I didn't GO THROUGH all those tests for nothing.
Connecting two sentences by the word NOT.
She said not to stay too long.
It Just Happened!
The verb REMEMBER may be followed by either ING or TO. We use ING to refer to something back in time; and TO when we refer to something forward in time.
I remember touching her forehead, and feeling how warm she was.
VOWEL SOUNDS are usually linked when speaking. Take a closer look at the way Lucy speaks the linking words ‘WHY DON’T YOU’, which becomes something like ‘WHYN’(T) YOU.’
While you're up, why don't you get me a glass of milk?
Does that make you happy?
Important to point out is that HAVE is the same thing as
HAVE GOT, and of course HAS is the same thing as HAS GOT.
She's got no hair!
Janice's got leukemia.
There are two ways of working with the adverb ENOUGH. If there is a noun in the sentence, the adverb is before. If there is an adjective, the adverb is after.
There will be enough time for that!
I Brought Janice a Present!
Prepositions of place
I'm Linus. I sit in front of Janice at school!
The ADVERB EVEN can be used as an intensifier to indicate something unexpected.
We can’t even get the chickenpox because she would catch it from us.
In order to show we had the opportunity to do something in the past but we didn't do it, we use the modals (MIGHT, COULD) + HAVE + PARTICIPLE.
I Have a Surprise for You!
You could have stayed home and played.
It's sad seeing your empty desk when you were gone for a treatment. We're glad you're back!
When I was a child I had a lot of bruises all over my body.
Come here, son. Let me feel your forehead and see if it’s warm.
The kids were sitting on the curb waiting for the bus.
I stuck my finger by accident this morning when I was helping my mother.
“Don’t worry, it’s just a tiny pinprick on your finger” said the nurse to the patient.
Before giving you a shot the nurse will numb your skin so that you won’t feel much pain.
Her crabbiness sometimes gets to my nerves.
Chickenpox is a disease characterized by red itchy blisters on the skin.
That child really has some bad behavior. He is a total nuisance