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Tense denotes the time of the action indicated by a verb. The time is not always the same as that indicated by the name of the tense.
4a3 - Verb tense [including purpose] (present past future! present perfect past perfect future perfect! emphatic [present and past]" #$ % &$ '
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(resent tense may e)press action which is going on at the present time or which occurs always repeatedly or habitually. *)amples+ ,e sees the train. ,e eats cereal for brea-fast every day.
(ast tense e)presses action completed at a definite time in the past. *)amples+ ,e wrote the letter yesterday. $he lived to be ./ years old.
0uture tense e)presses action which will ta-e place in the future. 1t uses the helping verbs will or shall2 and the present tense form of the verb". *)amples+ ,e will send the letter tomorrow. 1 shall wait here until you return.
Future Perfect Tense: 0uture perfect tense e)presses action which will be completed before a certain time in the future. (This is the before -past tense. Present Perfect Tense: (resent perfect tense e)presses action completed at the present time (perfect means complete" or begun in the past and continuing into the present.e has written a letter to his uncle. - . *)amples+ .. This tense uses the helping verbs has and have and the past participle of the verb. (completed action" . . *)ample+ $he had written the letter before 1 saw her.e will have finished the paper before ne)t 0riday. Emphatic Verbs: 3dds emphasis to the verb in the present or past tense 4e5uires the verbs do or does with the present part of a verb to form the present emphatic tense &onderful *)amples+ 1 do need e)tra time to answer my e-mail messages on 6onday mornings. *)ample+ .e does demand accountability from his employees. (continuing" - Past Perfect Tense: (ast perfect tense e)presses action completed before certain time in the past. (This is the before -future tense" 1t uses the helping verbs will have or shall have and the past participle of the verb.The &altons have lived here for seven years.2 Traditionally shall is used for %st person and will for 'nd and 3rd persons." 1t uses the helping verb had and the past participle of the verb.
The most irregular verb of all is the verb to be . 6ore than . &onderful *)amples+ 6y supervisor did demonstrate several new software programs. #ittle7ohn did promise we could play outside on 0riday if we behave.- 4e5uires the verb did with the present part of a verb to form the past emphatic tense. 6r. These forms cause even native spea-ers innumerable problems. 4egular verbs cause few problems in spea-ing and writing. - Verb Forms: Verb 0orms 4egular 1rregular Re u!ar Verbs: 4egular verbs form their past tense and past participle by adding 8ed or 8d to their present tense form.9: of all *nglish verbs are regular. 3nother irregular verb that is important for its use with other verbs is the verb to have. Four Principa!#$ain Parts: . Re u!ar verbs and their Principa! Parts: (rincipal (arts+ Verb+ To call To dust (resent Tense call calls dust dusts (resent (articiple calling dusting (ast Tense called dusted (ast (articiple (have" called (have" dusted "rre u!ar Verbs: 1rregular verbs can form their past tense and past participle forms in various way.
%onju ation of the verb: to be: Tense (resent $ingular 1 am <ou are .e will be 1 have been <ou have been .e she it is 1 was <ou were .ave (resent Tense be am are is have has (resent (articiple being having (ast Tense was were had (ast (articiple (have" been (have" had Other %ommon "rre u!ar Verbs and their Principa! Parts: (rincipal (arts+ Verb+ To see To do To fly To run (resent Tense see sees do does fly flies run runs (resent (articiple seeing doing flying running (ast Tense saw did flew ran (ast (articiple (have" seen (have" done (have" flown (have" run %onju ation: 3 con7ugation of a verb is the correct arrangement of its form through its tenses persons and numbers. &umber means singular or plural.e was 1 shall be <ou will be . Person means the spea-er the person spo-en to and the person or thing spo-en of.e To .(rincipal (arts+ Verb+ To .e has been (lural &e are <ou are They are &e were <ou were They were &e shall be <ou will be They will be &e have been <ou have been They have been (ast 0uture (resent (erfect .
e had been 1 shall have been <ou will have been .e will have been &e had been <ou had been They had been &e shall have been <ou will have been They will have been 0uture (erfect .(ast (erfect 1 had been <ou had been .