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# Sentence Correction: Tenses - Verb Forms

Based on the following sentence, which answer choice is correct regarding Verb Forms?

John wants to study medicine.

Good.

The verb wants is in the present simple and is therefore conjugated, while the verb to study doesn't tell us anything about when the action takes place and is therefore unconjugated.

Not quite. The verb wants is in the present simple and is therefore conjugated, while the verb to study doesn't tell us anything about when the action takes place as it is a To-verb and is therefore unconjugated.

Conjugated verbs 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).

The correct answer is B: The verb wants is conjugated, while the verb to study is unconjugated.

The verb wants is in the present simple and is therefore conjugated, while the verb to study doesn't tell us anything about when the action takes place as it is a To-verb and is therefore unconjugated.

Conjugated verbs 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).

The verb wants is unconjugated, while the verb to study is conjugated.

The verb wants is conjugated, while the verb to study is unconjugated.

Both the verbs wants and to study are conjugated.

Both the verbs wants and to study are unconjugated.

I don't know