Juan looked longingly at Teresa, who looked back with total disinterest as she removed the olive from her Waterford crystal martini glass, popped it in her mouth, turned on a dime, and stalked out of the room.Poor Juan. Regardless of tense, he always gets shot down.
I decided the issue yesterday. (past tense)Other verbs are not so friendly and form their past tense in an irregular way. Thus, the past tense of drink is drank, and its past participle is drunk:
I have decided to take a leave of absence. (present-perfect tense using the past participle)
I drank the orange juice last night. (past tense drank)When in doubt about the correct form for past tense and past participle, just look up the verb in the dictionary. You’ll find the past tense listed first, then the past participle, and then the present participle.
I have drunk too many mugs of strawberry Kool-Aid today. (present-perfect tense using the past participle drunk)