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English 7 1.2

English 7 1.2 Verb Tenses & Participles

TermDefinition
participle a verb form that can function as either the main verb in a verb phrase or an adjective modifying a noun or pronoun in a sentence
perfect tense *the form of a verb that expresses completed action
progressive form expresses the idea that an action is in progress at a particular time
simple tense present tense, past tense, and future tense verb forms
verb tense the form of the verb that shows the time of the action
three simple tenses *present tense (I walk) *past tense (I walked) *future tense (I will walk)
easy way to identify a participle *Present participles end in –ing *Past participles end in –ed *irregular verbs are exception as in take .. past participle taken)
perfect tense = _____________/ ______________/ _____________ + past particple have / has / had
present progressive form *shows the reader that the action is happening at the exact time the reading occurs * tense of the verb is formed by using either am, is, or are with –ing * I [am working] on the project - the boy [is riding] his bike
past progressive form *describes a past action which was happening when another action occurred *uses was and were with the verb form ending in –ing * when and while are often used *Last night I [was watching] the game.
future progressive form *formed by using will be or shall be combined with the verb form ending in –ing *The students [will be presenting] their projects to the class next week
Using Consistent Verb Tenses * try to use the same verb tenses instead of switching from one tense to another * if you are writing about the present, you can use the present tense, the present perfect tense, and the present progressive tense (same for past or future events)
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