African American Vernacular English/Verbs
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Verbs in AAVE are quite similar to other English dialects, however there are some differences. Most importantly:
- There is no conjugation for the present tense. In the Copula all forms use the third-person singular, in all other verbs, the form used for all versions except the third person singular is used.
- The rules for the Copula are different than in MAE, and it can sometimes be dropped.
- AAVE has more Aspects than MAE.