Some irregular verbs have these strange -en endings that only show up in their past perfect/past participle forms. Let's take a look!
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- what is the difference between past perfect and past?(7 votes)
- Past simply expresses what happened in the past, while past perfect talks about something that occurred before another past event or action. Hope this Helps! 😅☃(2 votes)
- What about the verb for going, when can that verb be used.(2 votes)
- "Go" is a very useful verb. It can imply motion (She goes quickly.), habit (The preacher goes to church.) or action (they're going to the bathroom.) "Go" can also be used to create the future tense in the place of "will". (We will do our homework. We're going to do our homework.) Use of "go" in this future tense function is identical to how it can be used in Spanish.(8 votes)
- What is a Participle though? I've looked everywhere but I can't find a clear explanation...(2 votes)
- Hey Potterhead!
A participle is basically a form of a verb which does the work of a verb, a noun and an adjective. Often ends with "-ing", "-ed" and "-en".
There are three types of participles according to tenses:
We met a girl carrying a pot of milk.
We saw some trees laden with fruit.
Having done their work, the workers took a break.
Hope this helps Ginerva Molly Weasley!(6 votes)
can you please make a detailed video on differece between past and past participle(2 votes)
- I don't understand past perfect/past participle so if some an help me out that would be good(2 votes)
- Ok so past simply expresses what happened in the past, while past perfect talks about something that occurred before another past event. I hope this explains! :D(1 vote)
- could you get away with just using normal past tense and not past perfect or would you sound dumb(1 vote)
- Whenever we cut off one of the wonderful features of language, we lose something. You probably already use the past perfect without knowing that you're doing it. I sense that the problem you're having is with "using it on purpose, rather than naturally."(3 votes)
- when i ask any questions,i do not get it at that time-when shall i get it by the way?(1 vote)
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- but go is a past verb you could say
i will go(2 votes)
- How is “go” a past-tense verb? You cannot say, “I go to the shipyard yesterday.” Instead, you would say, “I went to the shipyard yesterday.”
The past participle of "go" is "gone".(1 vote)
- what is the difference between past and past perfect(1 vote)
- hi friend
Past tense is something that you did in the past or let's say before for example= i ate breakfast this morning.
And past perfect is= an action which happened before
an another action.
For example: i had done it before you told me.
This is how you have to use it: subject+H.v+3rd+object.
And it's done you can make sentences from that(2 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello grammarians! Broadly we're talking about irregular verbs, but more specifically today we're gonna talk about the -en ending, which is why I'm calling this lecture taken for a ride, because of this little -en thing. So we've spoken previously about verbs that show their past tense or their past perfect or past participle forms by changing their vowel sound, like the verb to sing, right? Present tense sing, past tense sang, past perfect aspect, had sung. So some of the words we're going to be talking about today also have that vowel change, but what's different about them is that for the past-perfect or past-participle form instead of -ed, it's -en. Let me explain. The verb to tear, right? In its present tense it's tear, I tear this piece of paper. (paper tearing) Past tense, I tore this piece of paper. And in the past perfect, it's I had torn. Ah, I probably shouldn't have done that, I had notes on that paper. Some verbs that fall into the category of the -en past perfect have regular-seeming past tenses. So for example, the word show. I show him the book, she showed me the book, we had shown them the book. So we're still getting this n sound. Same thing goes with prove. Present tense, prove. Past tense, proved. Past perfect, proven. Same deal for the verb to bite. I bite, it bit, I was bitten, or it had bitten. The present tense of to ride is ride, to past is rode, and the past perfect, or past participle, is had ridden, or was ridden. As in, the horse was ridden all around the countryside. The verb to eat works this way. Present tense eat, past tense ate, past participle or past perfect is had eaten or was eaten. So I had eaten earlier, or the cookie was eaten by Stew. The verb speak undergoes that vowel shift, so it goes speak in the present tense, spoke in the past tense and past participle or past perfect is spoken. Even really words like to be and to go obey this rule. The -en rule. It just doesn't necessarily look like it. So to be, the past of that is either was or were. But the past perfect form of that is been, which is just be with an -en ending on it, right? Go is the same way. So even though go has a really weird past form, I go, she went, the past perfect or past participle form is gone. And sure, the letters aren't in the right order, but the sound is there. Gone. Irregular verbs are weird, there's not denying it. But we can break them down, and they can be understood. And you can learn anything. David out.