What is a Tense?
A Tense is a form of a verb that is used to show the time of an action. For example: when an action happened.
How many types of tenses are there in English grammar?
Types of Tenses
There are 3 types of tense.
- Present Tense
- Past Tense
- Future Tense
These three indicates whether the action happens in the Present, happened in the ‘Past’ or will happen in the Future.
Each of the above three tenses has 4 sub-tenses. You need sub-tenses to express whether an action is:
- Timeless or not bound to time.
- Still continuing or still going on.
- The action is completed.
- The action started at some time in the past and still continuing Or Action started sometime in the past and also ended in the past Or action will start sometime in the future and will continue for some time and then end.
These four sub-tenses are:
- Indefinite or Simple.
- Perfect Continuous.
- Present Simple Tense
- Present Continuous Tense
- Present Prefect Tense
- Present Prefect Continuous Tense
- Past Simple Tense
- Past Continuous Tense
- Past Perfect Tense
- Past Perfect Continuous Tense
- Future Indefinite Tense
- Future Continuous Tense
- Future Perfect Tense
- Future Perfect Continuous Tense
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