Automated Verb Phrases

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  • Section - The verb inflections - unindexed (in place of Section - The verb inflections - unindexed in Custom Library Messages by Ron Newcomb)

    First aux moved is a truth state that varies. First aux moved is usually false [for statements].

    Include (-
    Global CLM_passive_voice = false;
    Global CLM_negation_pending = false;
    Global CLM_question_pending = false; -) after "Definitions.i6t".

    To decide what number is the number of verb inflections: (- 5 -).
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the infinitive form: (- 0 -). [ The verb to sport ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the -s present singular form: (- 1 -). [ (he sports, ] [ (he weaves, ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the base present plural form: (- 2 -). [ they sport, ] [ they weave, ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the -ed past form: (- 3 -). [ he sported, ] [ he wove, ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the -en past participle form: (- 4 -). [ it is sported, ] [ it is woven, ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the -ing present participle form: (- 5 -). [ he is sporting) implies the wearing relation. ] [ he is weaving) ... ]
    [To decide which [verb inflection] number is the exceptional present plural form: (- (-1) -). [ only used for one word in the whole damned English language: "am", plus its contraction. ]]

    To decide which number is the appropriate inflection [for a main verb]:
        if passive voice is true, decide on the -en past participle form;
        if the story tense is in any continuous tense, decide on the -ing present participle form;
        if the story tense is in any perfect tense, decide on the -en past participle form;
        [ Now only two of the eight tenses are left: simple past & simple present]
        if suffix eaten by auxiliary is true, decide on the infinitive form;
        if the story tense is the past tense, decide on the -ed past form;
        if the prior named noun acts plural, decide on the base present plural form;
        decide on the -s present singular form.

    To decide which number is the appropriate auxiliary inflection [for a helping verb]:
        if suffix eaten by auxiliary is true, decide on the infinitive form; [ be/have (do never appears with could/would/should) ]
        if the story tense is in any past tense, decide on the -ed past form; [ was-were/had/did]
        if the prior named noun acts plural, decide on the base present plural form; [are/have/do]
        decide on the -s present singular form. [is/has/does]