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VERBS – Forms & Tenses Base Form Present Tense Past Tense

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VERBS – Forms & Tenses Base Form Present Tense Past Tense
VERBS – Forms & Tenses
Verb Forms
Base Form: talk
Present Tense: talk/talks
Past Tense: talked
Infinitive: to talk
Present Participle: talking
Past Participle: talked
The “be” Test
ex: We should talk
We should be good (correct)
We should are good (incorrect)
-talk is in base form
ex: They seem upset about something
They be upset about something (incorrect)
They are upset about something (correct)
-seem is in present tense form
Modal
[modal form + base form]
I can eat them in the rain
I could eat them in the rain
Perfect
Present Perfect: [have/has + past participle]
I have eaten them on a train
Past Perfect: [had + past participle]
I had eaten them on a train
Future Perfect: [will have + past participle]
I will have eaten them on a train
Progressive
Present Progressive: [am/is/are + present participle]
I am eating breakfast
Past Progressive: [was/were + present participle]
I was eating breakfast
Future Progressive: [will be + present participle]
I will be eating breakfast
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