simple form = base form = infinitive form
The simple form of the verb and the present tense form of the verb?
Helping verbs + the simple form
Use the simple form of the verb with helping verbs.
To make verbs negative:
helping verb + not + the simple form .
I do not live in …
To make past tense. use did.
Where did you go ? I went to work.
What time will you eat ?
Can you speak English ?
|helping verbs||simple||past||past participle|
** Helping verbs are used with the simple form to make questions: **
livein the United States?
goto the store today?
eatfor breakfast ?
** Helping verbs are used with the simple form to make negative statements: **
haveenough time to finish.
The simple form is also known as “the base form” or “the infinitive.”