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    The verb: "to love"

    We have been given an assignment to write an essay using all the 12 tenses/aspects of the verb "to love"; but I'm having a hard time figuring out the conjugates of this verb. Any help, please?

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    Quote Originally Posted by jackisfine View Post
    We have been given an assignment to write an essay using all the 12 tenses/aspects of the verb "to love"; but I'm having a hard time figuring out the conjugates forms of this verb. Any help, please?
    Whch tense/aspect forms do you know already?

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    These are what I have, but I'm not sure of these:


    Simple Present: to love
    Present Progressive: to be loving
    Present Perfect: to have loved
    Present Perfect Progressive: to have been loving
    Simple Past: loved
    Past Progressive: was loving
    Past Perfect: to had loved
    Past Perfect Progressive: to had been loving
    Simple Future: will love
    Future Progressive: will be loving
    Future Perfect: will have loved
    Future Perfect Progressive: will have been loving

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    Quote Originally Posted by jackisfine View Post
    These are what I have, but I'm not sure of these:


    Simple Present: to love(s)
    Present Progressive: to be am/are/is loving
    Present Perfect: to have/has loved
    Present Perfect Progressive: to have/has been loving
    Simple Past: loved
    Past Progressive: was/were loving
    Past Perfect: to had loved
    Past Perfect Progressive: to had been loving
    Simple Future: will love
    Future Progressive: will be loving
    Future Perfect: will have loved
    Future Perfect Progressive: will have been loving
    You have twelve forms there. You could add the emphatic forms, 'do love' (present) and 'did love' (past). There are also the passive foms 'is/was/have been/ had been/will be loved'.

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You have twelve forms there. You could add the emphatic forms, 'do love' (present) and 'did love' (past). There are also the passive foms 'is/was/have been/ had been/will be loved'.
    So I don't need to actually include the word 'to' even if the verb he gave us is "to love"?

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    In fact it's wrong to include it. There is no "to had" for example.
    To also have things like the bare infinitive, like "I could love" and the infinitive form itself, to love.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In fact it's wrong to include it. There is no "to had" for example.
    To also have things like the bare infinitive, like "I could love" and the infinitive form itself, to love.
    Oh. I also thought it sounded wrong, but I was afraid because some phrases really don't sound right even if they are correct. Thank you for the help!

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    Re: The verb: "to love"

    That "to" in "to also have..." should have been "you." Phone autocorrections can be tricky.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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