| Verb tenses are changes made in the form of verbs. |
These changes are important for meaning because
they are "signals" about time, whether something is
a continuing action, and other information.
One important English verb tense is the simple present.
This is actually not a very good name because its
meaning is not exactly simple and the time for which
it is used is not exactly present.
In order to understand simple present tense better,
we'll look first at its form.
| There are different simple present tense forms for be |
and for other verbs.
I amyou arehe isshe isit iswe areyou are
Other Verbs (affirmative)
I base formyou base formhe / S / formshe / S / formit / S / formwe base formthey base form
There are also differences when be and other verbs
are negative in simple present tense:
I am notyouare nothe is notshe is notit is notwe are notthey are not
Contractions are often used for not, am not, is not,
and are not:
are not ---> aren't
Other Verbs (negative)
Note:I do not + base form
Contractions are often used for do not and does not:
They are no contractions for do or does in standardI do not ---> I don't
Next: Spelling final / S /.