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The verb love, in its passive form, is conjugated as follows:

Singular

1 I am loved

2 Thou art loved

3 He is loved

Singular.

1 I was loved

2 Thou wast loved 8 He was loved

Indicative Mode.

Present Tense.

Plural.

1 We are loved

2 Ye or you are loved

3 They are loved

Imperfect Tense.

Plural.

1 We were loved ,

2 Ye or you were loved

3 They were loved

Perfect Tense.

Plural.

1 We have been loved

2 Ye or yon have been loved

3 They have been loved

Pluperfect Tense.
Singular. Plural.

I had been loved 1 We had been loved

Thou hadat been loved 2 Ye or you had been loved

They had been loved
Tense.

Plural.

1 We shall or will be loved

2 Ye or you shall or wijl be

loved 3 He shall or will be loved 3 They shall or will be loved

Second Future Tense.

Singular. Plural.

1 I shall have been loved 1 We shall have been loved

2 Thou wilt have been loved 2 Ye or you will have been loved

3 He will have been loved 3 They will have been loved

Singular.
I have been loved
Thou hast been loved
He hath or has been loved

1 I had been loved 1

2 Thou hadat been loved 2

3 He had been loved 3

First Future
Singular.

1 I shall or will be loved

2 Thou shalt or wilt be loved

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Potential Mode.

Plural.

1 We may or can be loved

2 Ye or you may or can be

loved

3 They may or can be loved

Plural.

Present Tense
Singular.

1 I may or can be loved

2 Thou mayst or canst bo lov

ed

3 He may or can be loved

Imperfect Tense
Singular.

1 I might, could, would, or 1 We might, could, would, or

should be loved should be loved

2 Thou mightst, couldst.wouldst, 2 Ye or you might, could,

or shouldst be loved would, or should be loved

3 lie might, could, would, or 3 They might, could, would,

should be loved or should be loved

Perfect Tense. Singular. 1 I may or can have been lov

ed

2 Thou mayst or canst have

been loved

3 He may or can have been

loved

Plural. 1 We may or can have been

loved

2 Ye or you may or can have

been loved

3 They may or can have been

loved

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Perfect Tense.
Singular. Plural. .

1 If I have been loved 1 If we have been loved

2 If thou hast been loved 2 If ye or you have been loved

3 If he hath or has been loved 3 If they have beeu loved

Pluperfect Ttnse.
Singular. Plural.

1 If I had been loved 1 If we had been loved

2 If thou hadst been loved 2 If ye or you had been loved

3 If he had been loved 3 If they hud been loved

First Future Tense.
Singular. Plural.

1 If I shall or will be Loved 1 If we shall or will be loved

2 If thou shalt or wilt be loved 2 If ye or you shall ot will be

loved

3 If he shall or will be loved 3 If they shall or will be loved

Second Future Tense.
Singular. Plural.

1 If I shall have been loved 1 If we shall have been loved

2 If thou shalt have been loved 2 If ye or you shall have been

loved

3 If he shall have been loved 3 If they shall have been loved

Infinitive Mode.

Preient Tense, To be loved Perfect, To have been loved

Participles.

Pretent, Being loved. Perfect or Passive, Loved.

Compound Perfect, Having been loved.

Nearly all the verbs in the English language, in both the active and passive forms, are conjugated in the same manner as the verb love.

QUESTIONS.

How is a passive verb conjugated ?—You may conjugate the verb love, in its passive form, beginning with the indicative mode, present tense, first person singular.—In what mode, tense, number, and person, do you find each of the following expressions, from this form of the verb: We were loved; He has been loved; They had been loved; You will be loved; He ye loved; I may be loved; IViou shouldst be loved; He can have been loved; You might have been loved; Though I were loved ?—How many tenses are there in the potential mode ?—How many in the infinitive ?—What is the present passive participle from love ?—What is the compound perfect? —How are nearly all the verbs in our language conjugated?

REVIEW.

The passive verb is distinguished from the active, not only by its taking the auxiliary to be, through all its changes of number, person, mode, and tense, but by its particular influence upon its nominative. The nominatives to verbs may be divided into three classes, viz. those which produce the action expressed by the verb; those which receive the action expressed by the verb; and those which neither produce any action, nor receive any, but are the subjects of the verbs, which simply express the existence of these subjects, or their state of existence. The first class of these nominatives belong to active verbs; the second to passive verbs; and the third to neuter verbs. The following examples will make the subjoct plain: "John loves his brother; John is loved by his brother." In the first of these instances, the nominative, John, produces the action expressed by the verb love; i. e. John loves. But in the second, the nominative, John, receives the action expressed by the verb love; i. e. John Is loved. And so of every other properly passive verb: The nominative receives or suffer* the action, which the verb expresses.

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LESSON XVII.

A GENERAL ILLUSTRATION OF SEVERAL, OF THE PCECEOING LESSONS.

111 had the book when I was young." "1 have been a child, and have had many toys."— In what mode, tense, number, and person is had, was, have been, and have had, in these sentences?

"J loved her, and was loved by her."— Which of these verbs is active, and which passive ?—What is their mode, tense, number, and person?

"Come ye, and learn the fear of the Lord." —Here are two verbs; of what kind is each of them, and in what mode?

"You have instructed many, and have acquired much fame."—What kind of verbs have we in this sentence; and what is their mode, tense, number, and person?

"/ shall be obliged to you for the favour." —What kind of verb have we in this sentence ;- and in what mode, tense, &c. do you find it?

"Jf he come, he will see me."—In what mode, tense, &c. is each of these verbs?

"You should have kept him."—What kind of verb is kept; and what is its mode, tense, &c?—You may point out the verb in each of the following sentences—class it—and then give its mode, tense, number, and person : "J

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