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History of perfect tenses

According to the OED (have, sense VI): The have-perfect in English apparently arose as a reanalysis of uses such as I have my work done ‘I have my work in a done or finished condition’; the ...
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Is there a list of common English verbs with all of the inflectional "principal parts"?

I have no idea of the frequency, but here is a downloadable list of 1,000 verbs with each of the five forms from the Bangladesh University of Business and Technology
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