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5.126: Present perfect tense
... 5.126 Present perfect tense. The present perfect tense is formed by using have or
has with the principal verb’s past participle {have walked} {has drunk}. ...

5.125: Future tense
... 5.125 Future tense. The future tense is formed by using will with the
verb’s stem form {will walk} {will drink}. It refers to an ...

5.123: Present tense
... 5.123 Present tense. The present tense is the infinitive verb’s stem, also
called the present indicative {walk} {drink}. It primarily ...

5.127: Past perfect tense
... 5.127 Past perfect tense. The past perfect (or pluperfect) tense is formed by using
had with the principal verb’s past participle {had walked} {had drunk}. ...

5.128: Future perfect tense
... 5.128 Future perfect tense. The future perfect tense is formed by using will have
with the verb’s past participle {will have walked} {will have drunk}. ...

5.124: Past tense
... 5.124 Past tense. The past tense is formed by inflection (see 5.98); the basic
inflected form is called the past indicative {walked} {drank}. ...

Chapter 5 Contents
... subjunctive; 5.122 Tenses generally; 5.123 Present tense; 5.124 Past tense;
5.125 Future tense; 5.126 Present perfect tense; 5.127 Past perfect ...

5.98: Regular and irregular verbs
... The past-tense and past-participle forms of most English words are formed
by appending ‑ed to the basic form {draft–drafted–drafted}. ...

5.122: Tenses generally
... 5.122 Tenses generally. Tense shows the time in which an act, state, or
condition occurs or occurred. The three major divisions of ...

5.215: Auxiliary verbs and parallel structure
... that grammatical conflict, while the second breaks out the third element into a
separate sentence—which also avoids shifting from future tense to past tense ...

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