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    Default Past Participle

    Hello again,

    Why is it each and every tenses were added with Past Participle in the end?

    Simple Present:am/is/are + past participle
    Present continuous:am/is/are being + past participle
    Simple past:was/were + past participle
    Past continuous:was/were being + past participle
    Present perfect:has/have been + past participle
    Past perfect: had been + past participle
    Future:will be + past participle
    Future perfect:will have been +past participle
    Future continuous: going to be + past participle

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    Default Re: Past Participle

    do you know passive and active voices?
    well...
    your tenses are clearly in the passive voice!

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    Default Re: Past Participle

    Sorry,I don't get it

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    Default Re: Past Participle

    The tense is shown through the verb 'be' and the meaning is shown through the verb in the past participle in the passive voice.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/passive.html

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