Verbs change in two major ways.
- Tense. Tense deals with when the action happens. The most basic tenses we use are past, present, and future, but there are many more tenses that we use every day orally that we may not necessarily know the name of when it comes to grammar class. That's okay. The most common way to make something past tense is to add an -ed to the end. To make it future, tack on "will." Some verbs make it more difficult than that though, so you always have to pay attention!
- Conjugation. The other way verbs change is to take into account the subject of the sentence and what kind of noun that is. It also takes into account who is talking. Conjugation changes the verb to singular or plural subject, and to first, second, or third person perspective.
|Third||He, She, It||They|
This should be memorized. After that, the verb with the correct tense and conjugation should be added. For instance, "to shop" in future tense would look like this:
I will shop
We will shop
You will shop
You all will shop
He, She, It will shop
They will shop
Notice the word remains the same here. Again, this isn't always the case, so always pay attention.
There you have conjugation and tense. Not all that difficult. You can go ahead and read some Stephanie Meyers now. You know you want to.
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