The following English-specific settings can be done:
Allowed tenses for training
With help of this option you can define which tenses shall be selectable for Coniuno when training the English language. You can select/deselect each tense separately in order to adjust a training to exactly your training-wishes. If for example you only want to train Present and Future I, then deactivate all other tenses. Coniuno will only build sentences from these two tenses.
The tenses are divided in the groups:
The group "Others" contains the tenses:
An additional switch "(de)select all" allows the activation, respectively deactivation of all tenses.
During a training Coniuno firstly randomly chooses an English verb and afterwards randomly chooses one of the allowed tenses. Afterwards the also random choice of the person is done (singular 1..3, plural 1..3).
If all tenses are deactivated (means no tense is allowed), then all buttons on the main-screen are "deactivated". A training of the chosen language (here English) is not possible anymore.
The group "Indicative" consists of 6 tenses, the group "Conditional" however of only 2 tenses. Imperative and Gerund consist of only one tense each. To achieve a fair distribution of tested conjugations, Coniuno does a weighting of the chosen tenses.
From the Indicative-group four tenses, from the Conditional-group only "Conditional I" is allowed. Coniuno thus will try to ask four questions from the area of Indicative and one question from the area of Conditional. If now also the "Conditional II" is allowed, then Coniuno will try to ask one Conditional-question with every second Indicative-questions already. As Coniuno works with probabilities here and not with exact counters it can however come to slight deviations.
Allowed persons for training
Here you can define which persons Coniuno shall select when training English verbs. The following persons can be combined:
This option is particularly useful in case you want to train one (or several) persons in more than one tense. For example activate all tenses of the Indicative and as only allowed person the plural II. Coniuno will now train only plural II with you using the tenses Present, Past etc.
An additional switch "(de)select all persons" allows the activation respectively deactivation of all persons.
With help of this option you can influence the specific behaviour of Coniuno when training the English language.
The following options are available:
The training-verbset defined here is used by Coniuno to take the random choice of English verbs.
The training-verbsets "verbset 1", "verbset 2", "verbset 3", "verbset 4", "verbset 5" as well as "example verbs" are disposable. In all training-verbsets changes can be done, like for example adding new verbs.
The respectively chosen training-verbset is shown in the second status-panel of the main-screen during training.
"Verb forms" can be used to define whether Coniuno shall only check for "female verb-forms", "male verbforms" or for both female- and male verb-forms. As in English both forms are built in the same way, this has only an effect on the personal pronoun (he/she).
This point was added to simplify the training. Three options exist:
Searched for is the plural I, Past from "to go", means "we went".
In the solution edit-field appears: "we "
Searched for is the singular 2, Indicative Present from "to go", means "you go".
Coniuno does not show a personal pronoun in the solution edit-field, however the entered solution "go" is counted as correct solution. Coniuno will show the complete solution ("you go") in the "information" field for you to re-check.
If however you enter the complete solution yourself already ("you go"), then Coniuno does not add the personal pronoun again, but counts the solution as correct.
If for example you enter "we go", then Coniuno does not turn this into "you we go", but informs you instead: "wrong verbform, plural I" (for more information also see error analysis).
Hint: This function is particularly useful when training the French language as here the personal pronouns can become quite long.
With this option you can choose whether Coniuno shall conjugate English verbs following British English or American English conjugation rules. To check which version has been selected, either the British- or the American banner is shown.
The following areas have differences: