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Below is a recap of common terms used to describe the many forms of verbs.
– the object receives the action of the verb [Cats eat fish.]
– the subject receives the action of the verb [Fish are eaten by cats.]
– used to indicate a fact [The cat ate the fish.]
Subjunctive / Conjunctive
– typically used in subordinate clauses, often following a conjunction, to express various states of irreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or action that has not yet occurred. [Because the cat ate the fish, it did not crave eating the mouse.]
– a command, whose subject is usually implied as “you” [Eat your dinner!]
– when a verb is used as a noun, formed by preceding the verb with “to” [To eat your dinner now would be better than to starve throughout the show.]
- Past (Perfect)
- Continual Past (Imperfect)
- Past Perfect (Pluperfect)
- Future Perfect
Additional Verb Forms
– when a verb is used as a noun, often formed by adding “ing” [Eating breakfast regularly is a healthy habit.]
– when a verb is used as an adjective, usually formed by adding “ing” [The startling find distracted the owner, keeping him from noticing that the cat had eaten his pet fish.]