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Conjugation of Swim in Different Tenses

To conjugate is to show the different forms of a verb. It is important to practise conjugation of different verbs while learning tenses in English grammar. We have already learnt tenses in detail. Let's today study how a verb is conjugated in different tenses. A verb is conjugated according to the structure rules of different tenses. You can read the structure rules of different tenses here.  Let's take the verb 'Swim' as an example. Swim is the base form. Swam is the past form. Swum is the past participle form.

The Sequence of Tenses

The sequence of tenses refers to the set of rules in accordance with which the tense of verbs in related sentences or clauses is determined. It tells us when to use which tense in related sentences or clauses. Usually If two or more clauses combine to make one sentence, the tense of the verb of the dependent or subordinate clause is determined by the tense of the verb in the principal clause. However there are certain exceptions too. These rules are called together the sequence of tenses. Fortunately there are only a few rules to determine the tense of the verb. So it's easy to remember them. Let's look at the rules:

Tenses for Beginners: A Study of The Basics

There are three different tenses in English grammar to indicate the time and state of an action. They are as follows:
1. The Present Tense
2. The Past Tense and
3. The Future Tense.
The Present Tense tells us of an action that happens in the present time.
The past tense tells us of an action that happened in the past time.
The future tense tells us of an action that will happen in the future time.

Spoken English Lesson 3: More on Sentences of Gratitude and Etiquette

In Lessons 1 & 2, We have already studied the English expressions of gratitude and English etiquette. The purpose of learning lessons 1 & 2 was to be familiar with the expressions of politeness that make the English language different from our mother tongue. Today, Let's study more words, phrases and sentences of gratitude and etiquette. These expressions will help you understand how they are used in the English language. Read, Practise and use these expressions in your conversation to make it more effective.