Student or Learner
Teaches， I read a book, the writer ( He is very famous) introduces the present tense like this
1 I am Gina.
2 His phone number is 13522789
1 I have a basketball
2 He has a basketball.
1 I like hambugers.
2 I don't like hambugers.
1 I want to go to a moive
2 Do you want to go to a movie
After reading it, I got really confused.
1 Why did he use to be to have to like to want to introduce present tense?
2 Why did he put to in front of these four words to be to have to like to want ? but in example sentences , he wrote them without to. He obviously knews I to am Gina I to have a basketball I to like hambugers are wrong, Why did he still use to be to have to like to want to introduce present tense, not be have like want?
In English it just so happens that our infinitives are made up of the word "to" followed by the bare word (the one used in all but the 3rd person singular).
As Bill said, when you see verb tables etc in grammar books, they will refer to the infinitive as "to + verb".
Teacher emsr2d2 billmcd
Thank you very much！
Now I know it's your habit to use to + verb.
But why did he use these four words to introduce present tense, but not for example to write to read to run and so on to introduce present tense?
Why those words? Probably because they are representative of the most frequently used words in English. For example, one of the lists I reviewed of the top 300, ranks "be" (21), "have" (24), "like" (64) and "want" (154).