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1

What are the two forms used for present tense?

Base form
Base + es/s ending

2

What is the base form's feature and when is the base form used for present tense?

Feature: has no additional ending
used with the 1ps/p, 2ps/p and 3pp

3

When is the base + es/s ending used?

ONLY with the 3ps
although irregular verbs don't always conform to this

4

What is the form used for past tense verbs?

Base + ed ending

5

What does the present tense refer to?

Things that happen on a regular basis

6

What does the past tense refer to?

Things (actions and states) that took place in the past
Or hypothetical cases

7

How many different structures are there to form future time?

5

8

What are the different forms?

simple present
modal verbs + base form
be going + infinitive
to be + present participle
modal verbs + to be + present participle

9

Example of simple present future time

I leave tomorrow

10

Example of modal verbs + base form future time

I will go to the shops later

11

Example of be going infinitive future time

I am going to visit France

12

Example of to be + present participle future time

The tide is rising now

13

Example of modal verbs + to be + present participle future time

We will be waiting for you tomorrow

14

What are the two modal verbs you can use with future time?

Shall
Will