Identify the inflection of the verb playing. infinitive present, third person singular past tense present participle

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 03:07 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 03:07 AM

Hello there!

In grammar, inflection is the modification of a word to express different grammatical categories such as tense, case, voice, aspect, person, number, gender, and mood.

Now, we have this conjugation of the verb "to play": playing.

Let's see the possible answers:

A. infinitive: no, a verb in infinitive does not have any conjugation; thus, this option is no the correct one.

B. Present, third person singular: this conjugation applies to a specific moment and pronoun: present - usually or currently happens -, and pronoun, thind person singular: he/she/it. Example of the verb conjugated in that form: she plays, he plays, it plays.

C. Past tense: this is used to talk about actions that already took place. Conjugation of the verb "play" for all the pronouns in past tense: I played, you played, she played...

D. This is the correct answer: present participle. The present participle is the form of a verb used in forming continuous tenses; its structure - almost always - is the basic form of the verb, plus ING ending. Example: PLAY - ING. Playing.

Correct answer is D.

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