Verb Tenses 2 Participles, Progressive Tenses and Perfect Tenses
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Present Participles • Present Participles are used to form all progressive tenses. Mr. Laffin is still eating breakfast with LW. For most present participles, you just add ing to the verb. But, if there is an e at the end of the word, you drop it and add ing. (Example: close = closing)
The Past Participle • The same as the present, but you add ed to the verb, not ing. Mr. Laffin had cooked breakfast by the time they arrived. This is virtually the same as the past tense for most verbs (caught is still caught, cooked is still cooked).
Irregular Verbs • Some verbs are irregular and you have to look them up! Examples: Speak = spoken, write = written, go = gone, and wear = worn. Victor had gone to the bathroom when the fire alarm went off.
Present Perfect • The present perfect can describe three types of actions. 1. A recently completed action (Mr. Laffin has finished teaching). 2. Past actions that happened at a non – specific time (I have been there before) 3. Actions that starting the past, but are still going on (He has been sleeping for 20 minutes).
Forming Tenses • To form the past perfect you put had before the past participle. - Mr. Laffin had taught this before. • To form the future perfect tense, add will have to the past participle. - Mr. Laffin will have ran 10 kilometers during this weeks basketball practices by the time they are all finished.
Progressive Tenses • The Present Progressive Tenses describes actions that are continuing RIGHT NOW! • To form the present progressive tense, ad am, is, or are to the ing form of the verb. Examples: a) Mariia is dancing right now. b) I am teaching right now.
Past Progressive • The Past Progressive describes continuing actions in the past. • To form the past progressive you add was or were to the ing verb form. Mr. Laffin was playing basketball yesterday. Mr. Laffin and Jim were talking about Hong Kong on Friday.
Future Progressive • The future progressive describes a continuing action that occurs in the future. • To do this you add will be to the ing verb. Example: Mr. Laffin will be coaching basketball tonight. David will be writing a paragraph tomorrow.
No Red Ink • Complete the No Red Ink practice and see me if you are confused.