Flashcards in Verbs: Past, Present and Future Time Deck (14):
What are the two forms used for present tense?
Base + es/s ending
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
When is the base + es/s ending used?
ONLY with the 3ps
although irregular verbs don't always conform to this
What is the form used for past tense verbs?
Base + ed ending
What does the present tense refer to?
Things that happen on a regular basis
What does the past tense refer to?
Things (actions and states) that took place in the past
Or hypothetical cases
How many different structures are there to form future time?
What are the different forms?
modal verbs + base form
be going + infinitive
to be + present participle
modal verbs + to be + present participle
Example of simple present future time
I leave tomorrow
Example of modal verbs + base form future time
I will go to the shops later
Example of be going infinitive future time
I am going to visit France
Example of to be + present participle future time
The tide is rising now
Example of modal verbs + to be + present participle future time
We will be waiting for you tomorrow