Tense

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Horsa

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I am not sure what you are asking.

In English there are 2 basic forms of a verb and 2 participles -

Present form - break
Past form - broke

Past (passive) participle - broken
Present (active) participle - breaking

The participles are used with auxiliary verbs to make perfect and progressive tenses e.g.

Present perfect - 'have done'
Present progressive (continous) - 'am doing'

The past participle is also used to make passives - 'It is broken.

If this does not answer your question, please ask again with a clearer explanation of what you want to know.
 
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