Showing posts with label Verb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verb. Show all posts

24 February 2016

Grammatical tense: (certain verbal characteristics)

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six verbal tense-types
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In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference. Tenses are usually manifested by the use of specific forms of verbs, particularly in their conjugation-patterns.

Basic tenses found in many languages include the past, present and future. Some languages have only two distinct tenses, such as past and non-past, or future and nonfuture. 

29 August 2014

"to go": the verb's complicated origins & history from Proto-Indo-European, thru PGmc, Old-English...etc...

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Visual-definition of Indo-European, created by me, using Snappy Words "Free Visual Dictionary"
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To Go (verb)The verb go is an irregular verb in the English language. It has a wide range of uses; its basic meaning is "to move from one place to another". Apart from the copular verb be, the verb go is the only English verb to have a suppletive past-tense, namely went.

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