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The eagles flapped their wings.
Past definitive past action.
o Completed.
o Distant.
She laughs at herself.
Present
At = preposition!
Herself = reflexive pronoun
You've gone mad.
Present
o Incomplete.
o Still happening but started previously (gone = past).


Key term
Tense
Main verb `meaning' form…

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Main auxiliaries: (can also be main verbs)
To have
o How finished
o How long has it been?
To be
o Continuity

Modal verbs:
possibility/ability can
could
probability will
may
might
suggested advice can/could
should/ought to
might
may
compulsion/obligation must
have to
will
polite discourse could
would…

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