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{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} This article describes the uses of various verb forms in the English language. This includes:

  • Finite verb forms such as go, goes and went
  • Nonfinite forms such as (to) go, going and gone
  • Combinations (catenae) of such forms with auxiliary verbs, such as was going and would have gone

The uses considered include expression of tense (time reference), aspect, mood and modality, in various configurations.

For details of how inflected forms of verbs are produced in English, see English verbs. For the grammatical structure of clauses, including word order, see English clause syntax. For certain other particular topics, see the articles listed in the box to the right.


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Intro  Inflected forms of verbs  Verbs in combination  Tenses, aspects and moods  Active and passive voice  Negation and questions  Modal verbs  Uses of verb combination types  Been and gone  Conditional sentences  Expressions of wish  Indirect speech  Dependent clauses  Deverbal uses  Notes  References  

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{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} This article describes the uses of various verb forms in the English language. This includes:

  • Finite verb forms such as go, goes and went
  • Nonfinite forms such as (to) go, going and gone
  • Combinations (catenae) of such forms with auxiliary verbs, such as was going and would have gone

The uses considered include expression of tense (time reference), aspect, mood and modality, in various configurations.

For details of how inflected forms of verbs are produced in English, see English verbs. For the grammatical structure of clauses, including word order, see English clause syntax. For certain other particular topics, see the articles listed in the box to the right.


Uses of English verb forms sections
Intro  Inflected forms of verbs  Verbs in combination  Tenses, aspects and moods  Active and passive voice  Negation and questions  Modal verbs  Uses of verb combination types  Been and gone  Conditional sentences  Expressions of wish  Indirect speech  Dependent clauses  Deverbal uses  Notes  References  

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