Tenses in English

Tense refers 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.

In Present Tense, verb refers to present time.

In Future Tense, verb refers to future time.

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

Types of Tenses

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

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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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