This article describes the usage of the various forms of verbs in the English language. This includes the uses of finite verb forms such as go, goes and went, non-finite forms such as (to) go, going and gone, and combinations (catenae) of such forms together with auxiliary verbs, such as was going and would have gone. The uses considered include the expression of tense (time reference), aspect, mood and modality, in various configurations.
For details of how the 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.
Read more about Pluperfect Progressive: Inflected Forms of Verbs, Verbs in Combination, Tenses, Aspects and Moods, Active and Passive Voice, Negation and Questions, Modal Verbs, Have Got and can See, Been and gone, Conditional Sentences, Expressions of Wish, Indirect Speech, Dependent Clauses, Uses of Non-finite Verbs, Deverbal Uses
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... Besides its non-finite verbal uses as a gerund or present participle, the -ing form of a verb is also used as a deverbal noun, denoting an activity or occurrence in general, or a specific action or event (or sometimes a more distant meaning, such as building or piping denoting an object or system of objects) ... One can compare the construction and meaning of noun phrases which are formed using the -ing form as a gerund, and of those which are formed using the same -ing form as a deverbal noun ...
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