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The four basic verb forms

There are four basic verb forms, which are what you’ll find when you look up a word in a dictionary. These verb forms are based on the tenses of the verbs. Here are the four basic verb forms for the verb ‘walk’:

Base form - present

Past form

Present participle

Past participle

I walk

I walked

I am walking

I have walked

The basic verb forms are given here for the first person - ‘I’.