Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Base form of Verb

The base form of the verb is the form of verb in which the verb appears in the dictionary i.e. it is free from agreement, tense, or participle endings. 

The base form of verb is used after:
  1. The subjunctive mood                                                                                                                  The deal requires that industrialists join the union.
  2. The modal auxiliary                                                                                                                        I can speak Mandarin.
  3. The infinitive marker to                                                                                                                    It is time to go.
  4. After verbs of seeing or hearing                                                                                                    We watched them play Cricket.