Grammatical Tenses

Includes questions regarding the use of specific word forms to express periods in time (past, present and future tense).

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What is future tense of close?

close

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What is the future tense of get?

will get

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What is the past participle of am?

"Am" is the first person singular present indicative form of "to be", for which the past participle is "been".

Fundamentally, only infinitive verbs have past participle's; therefore "am", which can not be a proper infinitive, does not have any past participle.

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What is the future tense of visit?

I will visit.

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What is the past participle of rebuild?

Rebuilt

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What is the past tense and future tense of jog?

The past tense is: I jogged.

The future tense is: I will jog.

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What is the difference between these words - has have and had?

"Have" is the infinitive form (e.g., "I want to have lunch", "I will have lunch").

"Has"/"have" are present tense forms differing by whether the subject is third person singular ("He has hives") or not ("They/we/you have hives").

"Had" is the past tense form ("I/we/you/they/he had hives") or the perfect participle or (rarely) passive participle ("We have had hives" "A good time was had by all").

The forms of "have" can either be used as a verbal auxiliary expressing the perfect aspect or as a main verb, with no differences in form, though only the main verb has perfect or passive (i.e., "past") participles.

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What is past and past participle of fear?

"Feared", for both forms.

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What is the past tense of affect?

The past tense of affect is affected.

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Why has Gerry Callahan been absent from the WEEI morning show the past month?

AnswerIt started with throat problems that were supposed to keep him off air for 2 -3 weeks AnswerHe's in P-town getting treatment for his throat. the throat problem was rather serious and he could not get his sound quality back without the the rest of 2 to 3 week, as suggested by the physician
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What is the present progressive for drink?

It's the standard form: am, are, or is "drinking", depending on whether it's first person singular ("am"), third person singular ("is"), or any other person ("are").

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What is the past participle of sick?

sicked

As in "The doberman was sicked on the burgler by the angry sherriff."

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Is you can succeed if you set goals and work hard a passive voice?

The sentence "You can succeed if you set goals and work hard" does not contain any verbs in the passive voice.

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Future Tenses

What is the future tense of the word remark?

Will remark.

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What is the past participle of investigate?

"investigated"

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What is a past participle of press?

pressed

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What is the past participle of paste?

"Paste" is a regular verb; therefore, its past participle is "pasted".

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What is the past participle of stun?

The past tense of stun is stunned

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Example Sentences

Use exile in a sentence?

During most of the second World War, Poland had a government in exile in London that was recognized diplomatically by most of the Allied Powers.

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What is the past tense of freeze?

The past tense of freeze is froze.

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Example Sentences

What is a sentence for the word excrement?

Animal excrement is often an effective fertilizer for soil in which crops are grown.

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What is the past participle of the word get?

got

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What is the past tense of past tense?

There is no past tense of past tense because it is not a verb. For instance, there is no past tense of the word 'desk' (there is no 'desked' or 'did desk', because desk is a noun, not a verb.

Or it could mean: Past perfect.

Past perfect is sometimes described as 'past in the past'. It is used to show that one thing in the past happened before another thing in the past.

Example: The race had finished before the rain started.

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What are the subject verb agreement rules with examples?

1. This is the cornerstone rule that forms the background of the concept.The dog growls when he is angry.

The dogs growl when they are angry.

2. Don't get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement.The dog, who is chewing on my jeans, is usually very good.

3. Prepositional phrases between the subject and verb usually do not affect agreement.The colors of the rainbow are beautiful.

4. When sentences start with "there" or "here," the subject will always be placed after the verb, so care needs to be taken to identify it correctly.There is a problem with the balance sheet. Here are the papers you requested.

5. Subjects don't always come before verbs in questions. Make sure you accurately identify the subject before deciding on the proper verb form to use.Does Lefty usually eat grass? Where are the piecesof this puzzle.

6. If two subjects are joined by and, they typically require a plural verb form.The cow and the pig are jumping over the moon.

7. The verb is singular if the two subjects separated by and refer to the same person or thing.Red beans and rice is my mom's favorite dish.

8. If the words each, every, or no come before the subject, the verb is singular.No smoking and drinking is allowed. Every man and woman isrequired to check in.

9. If the subjects are both singular and are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also the verb is singular.Jessica or Christian is to blame for the accident.

10. The only time when the object of the preposition factors into the decision of plural or singular verb forms is when noun and pronoun subjects like some, half, none, more, all, etc. are followed by a prepositional phrase. In these sentences, the object of the preposition determines the form of the verb.All of the chicken is gone. All of the chickens are gone.

11. The singular verb form is usually used for units of measurement.Four quarts of oil was required to get the car running.

12. If the subjects are both plural and are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also, the verb is plural.Dogs and cats areboth available at the pound.

13. If one subject is singular and one plural and the words are connected by the words or, nor, neither/nor, either/or, and not only/but also, you use the verb form of the subject that is nearest the verb.Do your sisters or your girlfriend want any pizza?

14. Indefinite pronouns typically take singular verbs.Everybody wants to be loved.

15. * Except for the pronouns (few, many, several, both) that always take the plural form.Few were left alive after the flood.

16. If two infinitives are separated by and they take the plural form of the verb.To walk and to chew gum require great skill.

17. When gerunds are used as the subject of a sentence they take the singular verb form of the verb, but when they are linked by and they take the plural form.Standing in the water was a bad idea. Swimming in the ocean and playing drums are my hobbies.

18. Collective nouns like herd, senate, class, crowd, etc. usually take a singular verb form.The herd is stampeding.

19. Titles of books, movies, novels, etc. are treated as singular and take a singular verb.The Burbs is a movie starring Tom Hanks.

20. Final Rule - Remember, only the subject affects the verb!

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What is the past participle of recite?

Recite is a regular verb. The past participle of any regular verb can be made by adding "ed" to the end of the word. Recited is the past participle of recite.

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