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The Present Indefinite in the Active Voice can also be formed by the verb DO and the Past by DID.

Present Tense : Singular

1st Person : I do see.
2nd Person : Thou dost see.
3rd Person : He does see.

Present Tense : Plural

1st Person : We do see.
2nd Person : Ye or you do see.
3rd Person : They do see.

Past Tense : Singular

1st Person : I did see.
2nd Person : Thou didst see.
3rd Person : He did see.

Past Tense : Plural

1st Person : We did see.
2nd Person : Ye or you did see.
3rd Person : They did see.

This form is used for three different purposes.

(a) For the sake of emphasis :

1. I do see.
2. I did see.

(b) For the sake of bringing in the word not : I do not see. I did not see. (I see not… and I saw not…. are poetic or archaic).

(c) For the sake of asking a question :

1. Does he see?
2. Why did he see?
3. Did he not see?

Whenever DO or DID is used for asking a question, the Noun or Pronoun used as Subject to the Verb is placed after the DO or DID and not before it. (Question)

1. Do I see?
2. Did he not see?

But whenever DO or DID is used for the sake of emphasis or with NOT, the Noun or Pronoun stands before the Verb and NOT after it.

1. I do not see. (Negative)
2. I do see. (Emphasis)

Example Sentences with the Voice, Mood, Tense, Number and Person of Finite Verb :

1. Come and tell me what you have heard.

2. If I should be at home when you come this way I shall be pleased to see you.

3. He came to my house at four o'clock in the afternoon.

4. You will be killed if that stone falls on your head.

5. Why were these books brought to me?

6. My father will not return for some time.

7. If he should return tomorrow, I shall be much surprised.

8. Will you come to see me soon?

9. He told them to call for him at four o'clock.

10. Put the books away and shut the door of the room.

11. If you had not helped me then, I would not have reached this position.

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  1. The Verb
  2. Kinds of Verbs
  3. Object to The Verb
  4. Subject of The Verb
  5. Transitive Verbs
  6. Forms of The Object and Transitive Verb
  7. Position of The Object and Transitive Verb
  8. Noun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  9. Pronoun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  10. Infinitive as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  11. Gerund as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  12. Phrase as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  13. Clause as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  14. Relative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
  15. Interrogative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
  16. Double Objects and Transitive Verbs
  17. Direct Objects and Transitive Verbs
  18. Indirect Objects and Transitive Verbs
  19. Transitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
  20. Complement
  21. Forms of Complement
  22. Omission of The Relative as Object
  23. Transitive Verbs used Intransitively
  24. Intransitive Verbs
  25. Intransitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
  26. Intransitive Verbs of Complete Predication
  27. Subjective Complement
  28. Objective Complement
  29. Cognate or Kindred
  30. Cognate Noun
  31. Cognate Object
  32. Intransitive Verbs in A Causal Sense
  33. Prepositional Verbs
  34. Object to Active Verb
  35. Subject to Passive Verb
  36. Agent of The Verb
  37. Retained Object of The Verb in Active Voice
  38. The Direct Object of the Active Verb
  39. The Indirect Object of the Active Verb
  40. The Infinitive Mood of Verbs
  41. Sixteen Forms of A Verb
  42. Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Active Voice
  43. Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Passive Voice


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