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the simple form

for verbs in English:

 

helping verbs
simple
past
past participle

do

does

did

will

can

live
lived
lived
work
worked
worked
want
wanted
wanted
study
studied
studied
go
went
gone
see
saw
seen
do
did
done
have
had
had
eat
ate
eaten

Helping verbs are used with the simple form to make questions:

Do you live in the United States?

Did you go to the store today?

When will we have dinner?

What did you eat for breakfast?

 

Helping verbs are used with the simple form to make negative statements:

He doesn't want any brocolli.

She didn't do her homework.

I can't see the menu.

We won't have enough time to finish.

 

The simple form is also known as "the base form" or "the infinitive."

 

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