What is the present tense of the word said?
The word says is strictly present tense. It should not be used to take the place of the word said which is past tense. Incorrect: Before that, he says to me, "Keep still." Correct: Before that, he said to me, "Keep still."
Went is the past tense of go. Gone is the past participle of go. If you aren't sure whether to use gone or went, remember that gone always needs an auxiliary verb before it (has, have, had, is, am, are, was, were, be), but went doesn't. I could have gone to the store yesterday.
- The difference lies in how the word is put into past tense. Simple past tense verbs always have just one part. Past participle tense verbs have multiple parts and usually require an auxiliary verb, such as had, has or have. (For the verb “learn,” “learned” is both the simple past and past participle).
- Future perfect progressive tense describes a future, ongoing action that will occur before some specified future time. This tense is formed by using will have been and the present participle of the verb (the verb form ending in -ing).
- Could is almost always used with a main verb tenses. Could is used as the past tense of "can". Could is used to is used to request something in the present tense. Usually when could is used in the present tense, it is used to ask a question.
The verb go is an irregular verb in the English language (see English irregular verbs). It has a wide range of uses; its basic meaning is "to move from one place to another". Apart from the copular verb be, the verb go is the only English verb to have a suppletive past tense, namely went.
- Regular Past Tense Verbs
Present Tense + -d or -ed Past Tense walk + -ed walked pick + -ed picked move + -d moved push + -ed pushed
- From the 15th century to the mid-19th century, hurted was used as a standard alternative to hurt and various other spellings as the simple past tense and past participle of to hurt.
- The past tense of the verb 'meet' is 'met'. It is either used with simple past, present perfect, past perfect, et cetera.
Gone is the past participle of to go. Used as the verb of a sentence, it must always be preceded by an auxiliary verb such as has, have, had, is, am, are, was, were, be, or one of their contractions. Went is the past tense of to go. It never takes an auxiliary verb.
- The verb go is an irregular verb in the English language (see English irregular verbs). It has a wide range of uses; its basic meaning is "to move from one place to another". Apart from the copular verb be, the verb go is the only English verb to have a suppletive past tense, namely went.
- One word signifies the whole action. A past participle is used with an auxiliary verb, such as “have”: “He has rowed the boat.” “She has ridden the horse.” Note that in the case of the verb “row”, the simple past tense and the past participle are spelt and pronounced identically.
- Hide is the present tense, hid is the past simple and hidden is the past participle form of the verb.
Updated: 25th November 2019