Some information about tense. What is the basic idea of tense? What are the three main types of tense? What is the definition of the present tense?
|Simple||I studied English yesterday||I study English||I will study English|
|Continuous||I studying English||I am studying English||I will be studying English|
|Perfect||I studied English||I have studied English||I will have studied English|
|Perfect Continuous||I had been studying English||I have been studying English||I will have been studying English|
Learning tenses is one of the most valuable skills that is needed while studying the English language. It is the most si significant Skill to communicate both verbally and in writing. It also vividly, indicates the time when something happened. There are three principal tenses in the English language Present tense, past tense and Future tense. Apart from these three principal tenses, every tense has four forms- Indefinite, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous.
So if you want to be able to Communicate in the English language, then you have to learn tenses and their categories.
What is the basic idea of tense?
Tense is a grammatical concept. It refers to the change of form in a verb to express the time of an action.
What are the three main types of tense?
In the English language, there are three basic tenses-
- (1) Present Tense
- (2) Past Tense
- (3) Future Tense
What is the definition of the present tense?
The present tense is a kind of tense that describes an action in the current time
- (i) He goes to school every day.
- (ii) They play football.
What is the definition of past tense?
Past tense is a kind of tense that describes an action that happened in the past time.
- (i) He went to Kolkata yesterday.
- (ii) They played football on the field.
What is the definition of future tense?
The future tense is a kind of tense that describes an action in future time.
- (i) He will go to Kolkata in future.
- (ii) They will play football on the field.
What are the Subtypes of tenses?
There are four subtypes of every principal tense.
- (i) Simple or Indefinite
- (ii) Continuous
- (iii) Perfect
- (iv) Perfect Continuous
What is the idea of present Indefinite or Simple present tense?
Present Indefinite or simple tense is a kind of tense that refers to present action, habitual truth, universal truth and future action.
What is the structure of present Indefinite or Simple present tense?
The structural formula of the simple present tense is – Subject + main verb (-s or -es) + Object.
- (i) He lives in Kolkata,
- (ii) They play football.
- (iii) He takes bath in the river every day.
- (iv) He goes to school every day.
- (v) The sun rises in the east.
- (vi) He takes bath. in the stiver every day.
When does a verb take ‘s’ or ‘es’ in the simple present tense?
A verb takes ‘s’ or ‘es’ word cluster to the verb when the subject of the verb is third person Singular
- (i) He eats rice.
- (ii) Ram Sings song.
(FAQ) Tenses Question?
1. What are the 12 different English Tenses?
The Twelve tenses in English are as follows-
(i) Simple Present Tense,
(ii) Present Continuous Tense,
(iii) Present Perfect Tense,