What is Verb Conjugation?
A verb can be conjugated in many ways depending on its person, tense, number, or mood. It clarifies when an action is occurring and who is performing it.
Rules of Verb Conjugation
A. Person (who is performing an action):
In the English language, there are six different persons:
- First-person singular: I,
- Second-person singular: you,
- Third-person singular: he/she/it,
- First-person plural: we,
- Second-person plural: you,
- Third-person plural: they.
B. Tense (when an action is performed):
Verbs are also conjugated according to their tenses. Verb tense indicates when the action in a sentence is happening.
Types of tenses:
- Present tense
- Past tense
- Future tense
Regular verbs follow a standard pattern when conjugated according to tense.
Examples of Verb Conjugation in the future tense:
Let us discuss the verb conjugation in the Simple Future tense for the verb: I Love
- First Person: I will love We will love
- Second person: You will love You will love
- Third Person: He/she will love They will love
Let us take another example: I walk.
- First Person: I will walk We will walk
- Second person: You will love You will walk
- Third-person: He/she will walk They will walk
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Video created by: Justine McNeilly (Metro East Montessori, Granite City, IL)