User:AreYouGoingToEatThatNuke?/Grammar Help

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This page is for help with proper grammar, if you need it, or a reminder about a few grammatical rules. Also, this material is copyrighted, so I do not own this material, and I am using this for a non-commercial purpose, which is education.

Verb Tenses: Present, Past and Future[edit | edit source]

"The tense of a verb tells when an action takes place.

The present tense of a verb names an action that is happening now or happens regularly. It can also express a general truth.

In the present tense of a verb, the base form of the verb is used with all subjects except singular nouns and he', she or it. When the subject is a singular noun or he', she or it, -s or -es is added to the verb."

The Lone Wanderer hears a Deathclaw coming up behind him.

I speak truthfully to other users.

President Eden deserves to die.

"The past tense of a verb names an action that already happened. The past tense of many verbs is is formed by adding -ed to the base form of the verb."

The Deathclaw used to be Jackson Chameleons.

"The future tense of a verb names an action that will take place in the future. In the future tense the word will is used before the verb. Sometimes shall is used when the pronoun I or we is the subject."

They will see Megatons nuke detonate at Tenpenny Tower. We all shall clap in joy at the detonation.

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs[edit | edit source]

"Verbs have four principal parts that are used to form all tenses.


  • Base Form
    • call
  • Present Participle
    • calling
  • Past Form
    • called
  • Past Participle
    • Called

A helping verb helps the main verb tell about an action or make a statement. A verb phrase consists of one or more helping verbs followed by a main verb."

We have explored the Deathclaw Sanctuary. "(Have is the helping verb, and the past participle explored is the main verb. Together they form a verb phrase.)"