Tenses

Tenses in English

Tenses refer to time at the time of speaking.

Many languages are having three basic tenses.

There are three basic tenses in English.

  • Present tense
  • Past tense
  • Future tense

In Past Tense, verb refers to past time at the time of speaking.

Verb refers to present time at the time of speaking In Present Tense.

In Future Tense, verb refers to future time at the time of speaking.

In sentence, the tense of verb represents the time of an event or an action.

Types of Tenses

Each sentence gives us some information of action time. If action is done at the present time, the sentence has the formation of present time. If sentence is telling the information about the action in past , the sentence has the formation of  past tense.If sentence is telling the information about the action in future, the sentence formation is in the future tense.

To simplify the situation of time, we form sentence in the form according to time. Thus we form the sentence in particular tense. We know that there are three basic tenses in English. 

 Each tense has four types. We shall see types of tenses one by one. 

Present Tense

                  He writes an article.

                  He is writing an article.

                  He has written an article.

                 He has been writing an article.

Past Tense

                He wrote an article.

              He was writing an article.

               He had written an article.

              He had been writing an article.

Future Tense

              He will write an article.

              He will be writing an article.

               He will have written an article.

              He will have been writing an article.

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