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Tense Basics


The tense describes about the time and state of an action. Tense is the change of form in a verb, to express the time of an action.

In terms of time of an action, Tense can be in three forms i.e. Present tense, past tense, future tense.

Present tense describes an action in the present time. Eg. Neha studies

Past tense describes an action in the past time. Eg. Neha studied

Future tense describes an action in the future time. Eg. Neha will study

In terms of state of an action, tense can be defined as simple tense, continuous tense, perfect tense & perfect continuous tense. Hence, present, past & future are the three main verbs of tense which are divided into simple, continuous, perfect & perfect continuous.