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I'm seventy-eight, and I speak and write at a level most people would consider educated; HOWEVER, having some spare time on my hands, I thought I would attempt to get a handle on a subject that has always defeated me: learning the formal terms for verb shuffling. I see charts with verb tenses, and I see charts with participles, but I don't see any charts with both verb tenses and participles. Why? Please explain how the two concepts relate to each other. Also, does anyone ever learn a language by memorizing the 12!!! verb tenses (Other English language tenses, as many as thirty of them, are marked by other words called auxiliaries.!!!!!!!)
and the six? participles? No wonder grammar isn't taught anymore, or so I hear.
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Anonymous verb shuffling
I'm 72, and what's that?
AnonymousI see charts with verb tenses, and I see charts with participles, but I don't see any charts with both verb tenses and participles. Why?
1 - Participles are tenseless
2 - They are too easily formed to require a chart. (The irregular past participles appear in all irregular verb tables, along with the dictionary and simple past forms.)
AnonymousPlease explain how the two concepts relate to each other.
What 'concepts'?
AnonymousAlso, does anyone ever learn a language by memorizing the 12!!! verb tenses
Many of my students try; a few succeed.
AnonymousNo wonder grammar isn't taught anymore, or so I hear.
I wouldn't know about that; I do.