Past tense?

1 replies
Anonymous:
I am having trouble with seen and saw.
When do you know what one to use?
The verb forms of "see" are

see (infinitive)
saw (past)
seeing (present participle)
seen (past participle)

Present tense
I see, you see, he sees, we see, you see, they see
Past tense:
I saw, you saw, he saw, we saw, they saw
Example:
I saw my friends yesterday at school.

Future tense:
I will see,....

Present perfect tense
I have seen, you have seen, he has seen, we have seen...
Example: I have seen the Statue of Liberty six times.

Past perfect tense:
I had seen, you had seen,....
Example I had seen the movie at least five times in theaters before it was released on DVD.

Passive forms:
He is seen once a week by the doctor. (present passive)
He was seen last week by a specialist. (past passive)
He will be seen next week by a new doctor.
Veteran Member21,421
Moderator: A super-user who takes care of the forums. You have the ability to message a moderator privately should you wish. These users have a range of elevated privileges including the deletion, editing and movement of posts when needed.Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.
Live chat
Registered users can join here