In the present tense, " read" is pronounced like the word" reed" or" seed"but in the past tense it is pronounced the same as" red". In the example below the spelling of the verb does not change, though the tense (and thus the pronunciation) does. How can the answer be improved? For example: The past tense of the verb want is wanted. Wanted is used as the past tense for all subjectspronouns. I wanted; You wanted; He wanted; She wanted; It wanted; We wanted; They wanted; So you just have to learn one word to be able to use it in the past tense.
The past tense of write is wrote or writ. The thirdperson singular simple present indicative form of write is writes. The present participle of write is writing. Past tense is by far the most common tense, whether youre writing a fictional novel or a nonfiction newspaper article.
If you cant decide which tense you should use in your novel, you should probably write it in past tense. The English language has two basic tenses past and present. When you write verbs in past tense, you most often talk about things that happened in the past.