I am curious, in English it is possible to convey past, present, and future through helping verbs and/or just infinitives.
I did drink -- I drunk/drank (my dialect says "drunk;") this is Past.
I drink; this is Present
I will drink; this is Future
*or also: I shall/must drink for imperativicity or determination.
I am awares in German, „Ich werde trinken“ is possible for: "I will drink (Naught: 'I will to drink/I want to drink --' such be ‚Ich will trinken... ‘)" The same I am aware that both languages essentially have mostly the same grammar (all things given,) so also is there a helping verb in German for past tense to maintain an infinitive, and, be it possible, how shall one combine sein plus an infinitive as I am awares „Ich bin trinken... “ is either not common or not exactly acceptable.
I thank you all in advance.