To teach is to show someone how to do something, or information is passed from one person to another. This word is similar to the words "train" and "instruct."

simplepastpast participle
  • Steve teaches English. (present tense)
  • He’s teaching today. (present continuous tense)
  • He taught in Boston before moving to Bogota. (past tense)
  • He has taught English at many different schools. (present perfect tense)
  • He has been teaching English since 1995. (present perfect continuous)

This next set of sentences is in the passive voice:

  • Dogs are taught to behave. (present tense)
  • My dog was taught how to sit and stay. (past tense)
  • She has been taught how to do many different things. (present perfect tense) I’m the one who trained her.

A person who teaches is called a teacher.

teacherHe’s a teacher.

  • The teacher for this class is Mr. Jensen.
  • He’s been a teacher for just five years.
  • There are over 100 teachers at this school.

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April 20, 2014