FAIL – 5 different meanings + expression
In this complete tutorial for beginners’ learners are going to learn a vocabulary lesson and it’s all about the word “Fail”. The form of the verb “fail” (present simple, past simple and past participle) the 5 different meanings of the word “fail” as a verb and 1 very useful English expression with “fail”.
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This is the word and it’s spelled f-a-i- l /fāl/
Fail as a verb – Form
Present simple Past simple: failed
I fail Past participle: failed
He /she/ it fails
Fail as verb (1)
This means “to not pass a test or exam”, so you did not pass the test.
The English exam has 50 questions.
The pass mark is 25.
John got 23 correct answers.
He failed the English exam.
Fail as verb (2)
This means “to not succeed in something you are trying to do”
and we usually take this form: fail + infinitive
I failed to find a job in Japan.
Anne failed to sell her car.
Fail as verb (3)
This means “to not do something that you are supposed to do”
and again, we usually take this form: fail + infinitive
Helen: I am upset with Joey.
Helen: He failed to call me yesterday.
Tom often fails to arrive on time.
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