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English Grammar

Main Verb Tense

What is the main verb tense?

The main verb tense states the action of the subject.

There can only be one main verb in the sentence, but the main verb can also be used with an auxiliary verb or a verb..

The main verb tense can be in the infinitive/basic form (simple past/v2), past participle/v3 form.

-ed -ing -s -es are some common endings that can be added to the main verb according to the tense.

The main verb doesn't change form when used with an auxiliary verb.

  • The cat eats fish.
  • The cats eat the fish.
  • The cat has eaten the fish.
  • The cat ate the fish.
  • The cat has been eating the fish.
  • The cat will eat fish tonight.

12 English Verb Tense

For & Since

Have & Has Chart

Have & Have Got Examples

Main Verb Tenses

May Have

May & May Have

Verb Groups

Auxiliary Verbs

Verb Tense "to be"

Verb Tense "to be" Chart

Future Verb Tenses

Modal Verbs

Modal Verb Rules

Verb Tense "Can"

Verb Tense "Could"

Verb Tense "Could" Structure

"Wishes" & Verb Tenses

"Wishes" & Verb Tense Chart

Verb Tense "Have"

Verb Tense "Have" Chart

Present Verb Tenses

Past Verb Tenses

Adjectives

There is & There are

Tag Questions

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