Elements of Language: 8th Grade - Using Verbs Correctly (Ch. 18)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
The four principal parts of a verb are the “base form,” the “present participle,” the “past,” and the “past participle.” A “regular verb” forms its past and past participle by adding “–d” or “–ed” to the base form. An “irregular verb” forms its past and past participle in some other way than by adding “–d” or “–ed” to the base form. The “tense” of a verb indicates the time of the action or the state of being that is expressed by the verb. The six tenses are “present,” “past,” “future,” “present perfect,” “past perfect,” and “future perfect.” Each of the six tenses also has a form called the “progressive form.” The progressive form expresses continuing action or state of being. The verb “be” is the most irregular of all the irregular verbs in English. Do not change needlessly from one tense to another. To write about events that take place at about the same time, use verbs in the same tense. To write about events that occur at different times, use verbs in different tenses.
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