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77. Sing. I shall or will be, thou fhalt or wilt be, he shall or will be. Plu. We shall or will be, ye shall or will be, &c.
78. Sing. I shall or will have been, &c.
79. Sing. Be, do thou be, or ba thou. Plu. Be, do ye be, or be ye.
80. Sing. I must, may, can, would, could, or Thould be ; thou must, mayest, canft, wouldeft, couldest, or thouldest be; he, &c. Plu. We must, may, can, would, could, or should be; ye, &c.
Perfect and Pluperfeet Tenses. 81. Sing. I must, might, would, could, or should have been ; thou must, mightest, wouldest, couldest, or shouldest have been; he must, might, would, could, or should have been. Plu. We must, might, would, could, or should have been; ye, &c. .
82. The future Tense, in this Mode, is best expressed by the present: as, I may
83. The subjunctive Form of this Verb is thus distinguished':
Present Tense. Sing. Though I be, though thou be, though he be. Plu. Though we be, though ye be, though they be.
Imperfect Tense. Sing. Though I were, though thou wert, though he were. Plu. Though we were, though ye were, though they
84. Present, to be ; Perfeet, to have been ; Future, about to be.
85. The Declension of a Passive Verb is formed by adding the Participle Palive to each Person of the preceding Verb, to be: as, Present Tense, Sing. I am loved, thou art loved, or you are loved, he is loved. Plu. We are loved, ye or you are loved, they are loved, &c. &c.
86. The Verb has two original Tenses, the Present, and the Past; and two Participles, the one Active, and the other Paljive.
87. The active Participle of all Verbs whatever ends in ing: as, loving, teaching
88. The passive Participle and past Tense of all regular Verbs are exactly the same : as, love, loved; ask, asked.
89. All regular Verbs, ending with an é, form their past Tense and passive Participle by the Addition of d only : as, love, loved, receive, received. And all Verbs, whether regular or irregular, which end with an e, omit that ein the aflive Participle: as, love, loving ; give, giving
90. All regular Verbs, ending with a Consonant, or with a double Conso. nant, forin their pasi Tense and paffive Participle by adding ed to the primitive Word: as, remain, remained : long, longed. And the active Participle of all such Verbs is formed by the Addition of ing: as, remain, remaining ; long, longing
91. Such Verbs, however, as end in ck, fi posh, js, and x, form, in general, the past Tense and passive Participle in ť as well as ed: as, check, checked, or checkt; puff, puffed, or puft; snap, snapped, or snapt; melh, meshed, or mesht; bless, blessed, or bleft; mix, mired, or mix!: One of the Confonants being dropped when the Verb ends
with two Consonants of the same. Kind, or, when ending with a fingle Consonant, it doubles it in the pas Tense : as, bless, blessed, bleft; snap, snapped, snapt.
92. Verbs that end in y with a Vowel before it are completely regular, and form their pap Tense and pasive Participle by the Addition of ed: as, obey, obeyed ; decoy, decoyed : Buy; Jay, pay, and a few other irregular Verbs, being excepted. But if there be a Confonant before the y, then the pas Tense with the passive Participle, and the second and third Persons of the prefent Tense, change the y into i: as, deny, denied, thou denieft, he denieth or denies.
But the active Participle of all Verbs ending in y is formed by an Addition of ing : as, obey, obeying ; buy, buying ; deny, denying.
'93. There are several Verbs, which, though regular as to their general Formation, yet double their final Confunant in the past Tense and both Par