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  • Section: Handling Verbs

    In English, verb endings change depending on the subject; for example,
    "He eats" vs "I eat".

    To handle this properly in a library message, use the "[-s]", "[-es]"
    or "[e-s]" commands:

        "[You] lack[-s] the dexterity."
        "[The actor] search[-es] [the % dobj]."
        "[You] tast[e-s] nothing unexpected."

    "[-s]" will add an "s" if necessary (or "ed" for past tense);
    similarly for "[-es]".

    "[e-s]" is used for verbs already ending in "e".

    You can also say "[-s|ed]" or "[-es|ed]" when the subject is fixed:

        "Time pass[-es|ed]."

    Some English verbs do not form their past tense by adding "ed"; for
    example, the past tense of "eat" is "ate". These verbs have their own
    special commands for printing, and are in the form "[eats*]" or "[eat*]"
    ("[eat*]" assumes the player is the subject):

        "[You] [see*] nothing special about [the % dobj]."

    The full list of irregular verbs known to this extension is:

        eat*, feel*, find*, get*, give*, hear*, lead*, put*, see*, take*.