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Verbs have five forms! 

 
the basic form
the simple present
the simple past
the present participle (the continuous participle)
the past participle (the perfect-passive participle)

The basic form of the verb is listed in your dictionary.  It must not be confused with the infinitive of the verb, which is prefixed with "to."

The simple present tense usually looks like the basic form of the verb, but the two forms are not the same. Adding -s- or -es creates the third person singular

The simple past tense is created by adding -ed.  Irregular past tense verbs do not end in -ed, but usually differ in some way from the present tense or basic form.

The continuous participle is created by adding -ing to the main verb. The auxiliary verb is a form of the verb BE. Together, they create the present and past continuous or progressive tenses. (The name, present participle, is confusing because it has nothing to do with the present tense. I like to call it the continuous participle.)

The perfect-passive participle may carry the endings -en or -ed, or it may be completely irregular. These participle forms of the main verb combine with the auxiliary verb, HAVE, to create the present and past perfect tenses; they also combine with the verb BE to create passive voice. (The name, past participle, is confusing because it has nothing to do with the past tense.  I like to call it the perfect-passive participle.)    

 

All five forms of every verb are listed in a good dictionary. 

Invest in a collegiate dictionary.  Use it often!