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  1: To be able to do it.
  2: To be able to do it without any hesitation.

First, using English sentences with Afrikaans grammar words, focus on
(A1) Regular Verbs to do Steps 1, 2, and 3. Then repeat the process with
(A2) Separable Verbs to do Steps 1, 2, and 3.

Step 1:

B2:C1-C3) Do PASSIVE sentences with the Present, Future, and Past Tense.

Step 2: Building on the base of Step 1

D1-4) Do Negation in all tenses, then do Questions in all tenses, then do Negative Questions in all tenses, and lastly, add Modals in all tenses.

Step 3: Based on Steps 1 and 2

D5-7) Do sentences with modals, in any tense and adding negation and/or questions. 


1: To be able to do it.  
2: To be able to do it without any hesitation.

Able to do A1-4, you can already do C1-3 (Present, Future, and Past) and you can add to these sentences D1-7 Tense.

Step 9:

E1) Add to the mix of the sentence options, an infinitive phrase. Initially do a short infinitive, like TO WIN, then elaborate, e.g. TO WIN THE GAME TODAY.

Step 10: Building on the base of Step 1-8

E2-4) As with Step 9, add a clause from E2, or E3, or E4.


Regular Verbs

  1. Ben edit* the book.
  2. Sue freeze the meat.
  3. My parents travel to Africa.
  4. The woodpecker poke a hole in the tree.
  5. The rugby team exercise all morning.
  6. The city council vote on the bill.

* In Afrikaans there is no conjugation of regular verbs, so you use the verb without the S ending for he, she, and it.

Separable Verbs

  1. My friends SET the computer UP.
  2. The cleaners THROW the trash OUT.
  3. The little boy THROW* the lens cap AWAY.
  4. The new team PUT UP fierce resistance.
  5. The switch board lady PUT my call THROUGH.

Note: Ignore S ending in third person singular since Afrikaans does not conjugate the verb.