3.3. The big chart for all Persons and three paths

Language syntax has quite a few sides. We yet can learn to string our words without memorizing. It is enough we make a chart we can look up whenever we need.


Let us picture the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect with all personal pronouns. We use our virtual verb “bimo”, to focus better on form and syntax. We can have a closer look at auxiliaries. We keep them always green. Please mind our color code. It can help learn.


Link to the color code and virtual words


__FUTURE field

The Simple

will bimo
(I, you, we, they, he, she, it)


The Progressive

will be bimoing
(I, you, we, they, he, she, it)


The Perfect

will have bimoed
(I, you, we, they, he, she, it)



Our verbal forms do not change for the grammatical person, in our Future Field. All Aspects, the Simple, Progressive, as well as the Perfect, take on the auxiliary WILL.


__PRESENT field

The Simple

I, you, we, they bimo
he, she, it bimoes


The Progressive

I am bimoing
you, we, they are bimoing
he, she, it is bimoing


The Perfect

I, you, we, they have bimoed
he, she, it has bimoed



The feature S keeps company to the third person singular, he, she, it. We have the forms bimoes, is bimoing, and has bimoed.


PAST field

The Simple

(I, you, we, they, he, she it)


The Progressive

I, he, she, it was bimoing
you, we, they were bimoing


The Perfect

had bimoed
(I, you, we, they, he, she it)



The feature S remains with the singular, in the Simple Aspect of our PAST field. We have the pattern I, he, she, or it WAS. The same form makes the Past Progressive for the 1st and 3rd persons singular.


BIMOED shows in the Simple as well as the Perfect. The matter is going to be the same with all regular verbs. We tell if they are the 2ND or 3RD form by the syntax, by the way we put words together. If we manage with the auxiliary HAVE, we use the 3RD form, for the FUTURE, PRESENT, as well as the PAST. In the Past Simple pattern, the verb is in the 2ND form.


Naturally, remembering patterns comes with knowledge how to use them. Chapter 4 has a picture for this.


Link to chapter 4


We also might like to practice the forms a little.
Let us exercise (!)

3.4. Practice for the Aspect and Time



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