chapter  10
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Verbs

German verbs, just like English verbs, all have tenses which indicate the time of the action being performed, whether it is being performed now, was being performed at some point in the past or will be performed at some point in the future. Every tense in English has a parallel tense in German but it should be noted that one of the most important respects in which these two languages differ from each other is the way in which they use certain tenses, e.g. see the use of the future (10.1.2) and perfect tenses (10.1.5.3).