A Guide to Chaucer’s Language by David Burnley (auth.)

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Firstly, its use with passive sense, when it may exhibit a distinct form derived from the Old English inflected infinitive: Remembryng hym his erand was to doone. (TC II 72) However, passive sense may often be intended either by the ordinary form of the infinitive, or by a form with the verb ben, as in modern English: That seruant ... was demed for to hange vpon a tree; (C 270-1) ... worthy to ben hanged on the galwes. (D 658) The other two infinitive expressions which require special mention are both concerned with verbs of motion.

It is noticeable that most of the verbs dependent on whan are in the perfect tense; that Time and Tense 47 dependent on thanne uses the present tense to indicate a continuing state of feeling occurring as the result of the earlier perfect verbs. In other words, this opening paragraph employs the perfect in a way similar to the modern English example with which we opened this chapter. It refers to events which are completed before the present of the bird-song and the desire for pilgrimage, but which have a very direct, indeed causal, relationship to that present.

In the plural, no distinction is made according to person, so that we and 'lOll also take the -en ending. As in the infinitive and the past participle, forms lacking the final n occur. In verbs whose stem ends in d or t phonetic modification of the singular -eth ending is commonly found, resulting in forms which can seem confusingly like preterite forms to the new reader of Chaucer: For euery wight which that to Rome wente Halt nat 0 path or alwey 0 manere. (TC II 36-7) The words wente (to which the scribe has added an unhistorical final -e) and halt occur also in Chaucer manuscripts in the unassimilated forms wendeth and holdeth.

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