Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It gets tense.
If the Ghost of Christmas Subjunctive were there it would change the mood.
The power of the present perfect.
Strike me out and I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
English may not be derived from Latin, but it collects Latin words like a squeeing fan at a convention grabbing up all the branded merchandise.
It disappoints me deeply that the singular of “cowboy” is not “cowboss.”