Introduction to verb tense
An understanding of verb tense will make you into a TIME WIZARD, with the ability to control the past, the present, and the future – with your words, anyway.
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- The past is easy, only need put the ed in end, right?(24 votes)
- Most verbs are known as regular verbs (of course) , and regular verbs always end with -ed. However, there are verbs known as irregular verbs that do not end with -ed. Some examples would include begin (began), make (made), and know (knew). There are many more, those are just a few examples.(46 votes)
- To write phrases in the simple form, do we always just add a "will" and "-ed" to the future and past tenses?(13 votes)
- Jett's answer is excellent, but to take my own shot at answering your question, the answer is "Yes, essentially." To form the simple aspect in the present or past, you don't use any helping verbs. To form the simple aspect in the future, the only helping verb you use is will.(8 votes)
- Also, another question. Find the adjective in the sentence: The Komodo dragon, an endangered lizard, has a poisonous bite.(21 votes)
- the adjectives is endangered and poisonous.(3 votes)
- can u give more examples of this(8 votes)
- Absolutely, Dawnesha! I plan to make three more verb tense videos: one for each tense (past, present, and future)!(1 vote)
- What is wrong with the grammar in this sentence: With fiery breath, we surprised a dragon.? May you guy help me with it?(3 votes)
- Whose breath was fiery. In the sentence as you give it, it seems that the fiery breath belonged to us (we who surprised the dragon). Now, if the fiery breath belonged to the dragon, then the sentence should read, "we surprised a dragon that had fiery breath". Some of the ambiguity is contained in the word, "with".(8 votes)
- Why in the future verb you need to add the word will before the verb in the sentence if we use the future tense?(5 votes)
- I don't understand how to use verb tense(3 votes)
- Ask yourself how verb tense operates in your first language. That might help. But if, as is the case with Chinese, verbs don't have tense, then the chart you'll find here may help.
- Waitaminute! "Then" is a past tense?? what if i said "First we are going to the pool, THEN we are going to go on the slide" 'Then' just became a future tense! Am i doing that right?? :P(4 votes)
- You suggest that "then" in an indicator of the future tense. I see it as a preposition between two independent clauses, each of which is written in the present progressive tense (are going) indicating a future activity (which the present tense is flexible enough to do). "THEN" is not an indicator of the future tense. Consider, "First she eats, then she drinks." Or "First she died, then we buried her." or "First she got elected, then she was installed as president."(2 votes)
- for the past tense you need to add an 'ED' to the end. XD(4 votes)
- so verbs are important to indicate our sentences with action(3 votes)
- Without verbs, our sentences go nowhere.(3 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hello grammarians. Today I wanna introduce the idea of the verb tense, and the way I wanna do that is to express the following, if you can master grammatical tenses, you will become a time wizard, a literal, actual time wizard because tense is nothing more than the ability of verbs to situate themselves in time, specifically in three different times so in the past, the present, or the future it can happen. When we're talking about a verb, a verb can happen now, a verb can happen later, and a verb can have happened in the past, then. That's basically it, and if you master tenses, you will be able to tell stories that span all of time, and I think that ability is kind of astonishing that language can express that sort of idea. To just give a very simple example, I'll just take the word talk and put it in these three basic tenses. Now, it does get more complicated than this, sure, but we'll cover that later, so if i take the verb to talk and I put it in the present, I would just say, "I talk," the most basic iteration, "I talk." In the future, "I will talk," and in the past, "I talked." This is the simple form of every English tense, past, present, future. If you can command all of these, you will be a time wizard. That's you, you can learn anything. David out.