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II. The verb and its tense

 The ancient Egyptian language has three basic tenses:

Present tense:

Verbs can be in the present tense in which case there is no special ending added to the verb to distinguish its tense.
mAA.k sA.k m pr.k
You see your son in your house.

Past tense:

Verbs are also shown in the past tense; in this form as affix  n ‘ed’ is added to the verb-stem, (written following the determinative verbs.
iw iri.n.i prt wp-wAwt
I made the procession of Wepwawet.

Future tense:

Verbs also expressing future tense (wishes, requests and expectations); there is no special ending here that indicates future tense.
mAA.k pr.k
You may see your house.