Category : 3rd Class
Tenses tell the time,
they are the basis
of English Grammar,
is not an easy crammer.
But if you strive
you will be on the way,
to achieve efficiency
in the usage of tenses every day.
English language will then
seem more easy and flexible
Your ability to express
will improve in double.
For tenses are the
Roots of the tree
on which English Grammar
stands you see.
This lesson will help you to:
QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW
Tense of a sentence gives you an idea of the time when the incident mentioned in a statement takes place.
TYPES OF TENSES
Tenses can be- divided into three types.
Present tense can be further sub divided into (1) Simple Present, (2) Present Continuous, (3) Present Perfect, (4) Present Perfect Continuous.
1. Simple Present Tense: A sentence is called simple present tense when it describes an action that occurs daily or as a habit. Even for universal truths we use Simple Present Tense. It is also used for the actions which may occur in the future but are in form of time table.
1st form of verb is used as simple present tense. Examples:
2. Present Continuous: In the present continuous tense, the action is on going/still going on and hence continuous. The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions that are happening at this current moment and will go on for some time.
Is/am/are+ verb +ing.
1. Simple Past Tense: Simple past tense is used to narrate an action of the past. The verb in the past tense usually ends with an '-ed'. It can also be changed by making the change of the vowel as in 'drink' - 'drank'. Past tense is also made by changing the complete word,as,go - went.
2nd form of verb.
2. Post Continuous Tense: Post tense indicates activities that have already happened in the past and have been completed before the time of mention. It means that the action took place in the past and occurred continuously for some time and then ended in the past itself.
was/ were+ verb+ ing.
1. Simple Future Tense: This tense is used for the actions which will occur later, in future. They are usually planned action, thought or a belief.
will/ shall + 1st form of verb.
2. Future Continuous Tense: This tense defines those actions which will occur in future and will continue for some time.
'will' + 'be' + 1st form of verb+ ing.
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