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Verb Tenses: Present, Past and Future
"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."
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
"Verbs have four principal parts that are used to form all tenses.
PRINCIPAL PARTS OF THE VERB CALL
- Base Form
- Present Participle
- Past Form
- Past Participle
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.)"