How to determine the genus of the verb
Category kind of verbs in the Russian language is shown only in the form of the past tense. In this case the verb should be indicative or conditional tense and singular.
Instruction how to identify the kind of the verb
Take the words of the past tense of the indicative mood of any context. Here, for example, a small fable LN Tolstoy "Wolf in the dust".Volk Wanted to catch a flock of sheep and went to leeward to him bore the dust of the flock. Sheepfold dog saw him and says: - In vain you, wolf, walking in the dust, his eyes ache. And the wolf, and said: - That's the mountain sobachenka that I had long ago hurt his eyes, and say - from the sheep herd dust good eye heals.
In this short text in the first two sentences of the verb 4 is used in the past tense like, gone, bore, saw. To determine the kind of verbs, nouns, get to be paired with which these verbs, predicates form the basis of the proposal. For the first two verbs: "Wolf wanted and went" - Verbs are related to masculine noun "wolf". Therefore verbs also have a masculine form. The basis of the second sentence "dog saw" - verb "saw" The used in feminine shape, as is related to feminine noun "dog".Eschё Verb past tense "bore" The used in the neuter form - this is one of the generic forms of impersonal verbs. Compare with an embodiment of a two-part offer: "The current carried the boat". Noun neuter agrees with the verb in the neuter.
Now look closely at the generic end of the verbs and analyze them, adding to its examples. So, the conclusion follows: in the past tense verbs in masculine singular ending zero; feminine ending -a verbs; -o average. In the plural verbs category of gender elapsed time to lose and have the ending -u. Hence: the end of the verbs in the past tense is a formal sign of sorts.