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  • Section - The verb inflections - unindexed

    To decide what number is the number of verb inflections: (- 3 -). [ This extension doesn't use the participle forms. ]
    To decide which [verb inflection] number is the infinitive form: (- 0 -). [ The verb to sport ] [this is just used for be* ]
    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 exceptional present plural form: (- 0 -). [ only used for one word in the whole damned English language: "am", plus its contraction. ]]

    To decide which number is the appropriate --/auxiliary inflection:
        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.