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Singular.
1. (I) was being seen
2. (thou) wast being seen
3. (he) was being seen

Plural.
1. (we) were being seen
2. (you) were being seen
3. (they) were being seen

Past Tense.

(IMPERFECT.

Singular.
1. (I) was seen
2. (thou) wast seen
3. (he) was seen

Plural.
1. (we) were seen
2. (you) were seen

3. (they) were seen
PERFECT.

Singular.
1. (I) had been seen
2. (thou) hadst been seen
3. (he) had been seen

Plural.
1. (we) had been seen
2. (you) had been seen
3. (they) had been seen

Singular.
1. (I) had been being seen
2. (thou) hadst been being seen
3. (he) had been being seen

Plural.
1. (we) had been being seen
2. (you) had been being seen
3. (they) had been being seen

Singular.
1. (I) shall be being seen
2. (thou) wilt be being seen
3. (he) will be being seen

Plural.
1. (we) shall be being seen
2. (you) will be being seen
3. (they) will be being seen

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(IMPERFECT.

Singular.
1. (I) shall be seen
2. (thou) wilt be seen
3. (he) will be seen

Plural.
1. (we) shall be seen
2. (you) will be seen

3. (they) will be seen
PERFECT.

Singular.
1. (I) shall have been seen
2. (thou) wilt have been seen
3. (he) will have been seen

Plural.
1. (we) shall have been seen
2. (you) will have been seen
3. (they) will have been seen

Singular. 1. (I) shall have been being seen 2. (thou) wilt have been being seen 3. (he) will have been being seen

Plural. 1. (we) shall have been being seen 2. (you) will have been being seen 3. (they) will have been being seen

PRESENT TENSE.

2. SUBJUNCTIVE MOOD.
IMPERFECT.
Singular.

Singular.
1. (If I) be seen

1. (If I) be being seen 2. (If thou) be seen

2. (If thou) be being seen 3. (If he) be seen

3. (If he) be being seen Plural.

Plural. 1. (If we) be seen

1. (If we) be being seen 2. (If ye) be seen

2. (If ye) be being seen 3. (If they) be seen

3. (If they) be being seen PERFECT. Singular.

Singular. 1. (If I) have been seen 1. (If I) have been being seen 2. (If thou) have been seen 2. (If thou) have been being seen 3. (If he) have been seen 3. (If he) have been being seen Plural.

Plural. 1. (If we) have been seen 1. (If we) have been being seen 2. (If ye) have been seen 2. (If ye) have been being seen 3. (If they) have been seen 3. (If they) have been being seen

Singular.
1. (If I) were being seen
2. (If thou) wert being seen
3. (If he) were being seen

Plural.
1. (If we) were being seen
2. (If ye) were being seen
3. (If they) were being seen

Past TENSE.

Imperfect.

Singular.
1. (If I) were seen
2. (If thou) were seen
3. (If he) were seen

Plural.
1. (If we) were seen
2. (If ye) were seen

3. (If they) were seen
PERFECT.

Singular.
1. (If I) had been seen
2. (If thou) hadst been seen
3. (If he) had been seen

Plural.
1. (If we) had been seen
2. (If ye) had been seen
3. (If they) had been seen

Singular. 1. (If I) had been being seen 2. (If thou) hadst been being seen 3. (If he) had been being seen

Plural. 1. (If we) had been being seen 2. (If ye) had been being seen 3. (If they) had been being seen

PRESENT TENSE.

3. IMPERATIVE MOOD.
IMPERFECT.
Singular.

Singular.
2. Be (thou) seen

2. Be (thou) being seen Plural.

Plural.
2. Be (ye) seen

2. Be (fe) being seen
PERFECT.
Singular.

Singular.
2. Have (thou) been seen 2. Have (thou) been being seen
Plural.

Plural.
2. Haye (ye) been seen 2. Have (ye) been being seen

II. INFINITE FORMS.

1. VERBAL Nouns.
IMPERFECT.
To be seen

To be being seen
Being seen
PERFECT.
To have been seen

To have been being seen

2. VERBAL ADJECTIVES.
IMPERFECT.
Seen

Being seen
PERFECT.
Having been seen

Having been being seen
3. VERBAL ADVERBS.
IMPERFECT.
To be seen

To be being seen
PERFECT.
To have been seen

To have been being seen N.B. -Many continuous-forms of the passive voice are certainly in use, but they are all given here for the sake of completeness.

$ 61. Table of Past Tenses and Past Participles of Strong Verbs.

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Those of Class II. change the Vowel, and add il or t.

bereave beseech bring buy can catch clothe creep deal do dream feel flee hear keep leap leave

bereft bereft
besought besought
brought brought
bought bought
could
caught caught
clad

clad
crept crept
dealt dealt
did

done dreamt dreamt felt

felt fled

fled heard heard kept

kept leapt leapt left

left

lose
may
mean
owe
say
seek
sell
shall
shoe
sleep
sweep
teach
tell
think
weep
will
work

lost

lost
might
meant

meant
ought (owed) ought (owed)
said

said
sought

sought
sold

sold
should
shod

shod
slept

slept swept

swept taught

taught told

tuld thought thought wept

wept would wrought(worked) wrought (worked)

$ 62. Table of some Weak Verbs.

Those of Class I. change d (added) into t.

bend blend build gild gird

bent blent built gilt girt

bent
blent
built
gilt
girt

lend lent
rend rent
send

sent
spend spent
wend went

lent
rent
sent
spent
wended

Those of Class II. retain en in the past participle.

shape shaped

shapen graved

baked

bake grave hew lade mow rive

hewed
laded
in wed
rived

baken
graven
hewn
laden
mown
riven

shave
show
SOW
strew

shaved
showed
sowed
strewed

shaven
shown
Sown
strewn

Those of Class III. change y into i before d.

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Inflexion of the Adjective and Adverb.

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CHAPTER VI.

Inflexion of the Adjective and Adverb.

$ 63. The simple form of an adjective expresses the Positive Degree of some quality; e.g. large, small, wise.

By adding er to the simple form, the Comparative Degree of the quality is expressed; e.g. larger, smaller, wiser.

By adding est to the simple form, the Superlative Degree of the quality is expressed; e.g. largest, smallest, wisest.

$ 64. In the case of adjectives of more than one syllable, the same changes of meaning are made by placing before them the adverbs more and most ; c.g. learned, more learned, most learned.

Though, adjectives of two syllables which end in y, ble, er, ow, and those accented on the second syllable, add er and est; e.g. severe, severer, severest.

$ 65. Irregular forms of comparison of adjectives: good better best

s nearest little less least

| next much most

foremost many

s most fore former

{ first bad

worst ill

worst

old

s older Soldest evil

worst

elder eldest s later I latest late

latter | last

near

nearer

more

more

worse

worse

worso

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