Now, I am going to write on Forms of the Verb.
What is verb?
Verb is the words use to show actions done by the subject or in Malay we called it kata kerja. Now you know it right?
Now, there are four (4) different forms of verb, in 4 different tenses.
Why these just for tense right? Where is Future tense? Simple present tense?
You see later on the similarities between these tenses but for now, let me explain to you about this forms of verb.
All the verbs in the sentences are different in form. The verb 'eat' is used in the Simple Present tense. 'Ate' is used in the Simple Past tense. Which of the verbs end in -ing? Well, it is 'eating'. This word cannot stand by itself.
It is used with the 'helping word' or Special finite 'am'. 'Eating' is called the Present Participle of 'eat'. Like the Present Participle, the word 'eaten' needs a 'helping word' too.
It is used with 'have'.
It is the Past Participle of 'eat'.
Okay? Now you understand right? But you have to bear in mind that, there are forms that in these (past tense and past participle) that not changed at all it uses the same spelling. Okay? Love you. Read more and you will know the difference.
p/s: I too read more English language books.