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Sentence Correction: Tenses - Verb Forms

In the following sentence, is the verb hoped conjugated or unconjugated?

Sarah hoped to get to school early.

Good.

A conjugated verb give us an indication of the tense of the sentence. Conjugated verbs point to the past, present, future or future past and thus provide such an indication. Unconjugated verbs do not provide such an indication of time on their own; we don't know when they occur.

In this case, the verb hoped tells us about time as it is in the past tense. It is, therefore, a conjugated verb.

The correct answer is conjugated.

The verb hoped is in the past tense and is therefore a conjugated verb.

A conjugated verb give us an indication of the tense of the sentence. Conjugated verbs point to the past, present, future or future past and thus provide such an indication.

Examples:

John forgave Jane (past).
John forgives Jane (present).
John will forgive Jane (future).
John would forgive Jane (future past).

Unconjugated verbs do not provide such an indication of time on their own; we don't know when they occur.

Examples:

Incorrect: John forgiving Jane (Verb+ing).
Incorrect: John to forgive Jane (To Verb).
Incorrect: John forgiven Jane (V3).

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