The Verb and Its Tenses



The Verb and Its Tenses :



Tense is the form of a verb that shows the time and continuance or completion of the action or state expressed by the verb. The action in the verb will take place in three states. The Present State, The Past State and The Future State.

1. I am a student of this college. (Present Tense)
2. I was a student of this college. (Past Tense)
3. I shall be a student of this college. (Future Tense)

In the Present Tense, there are still four sub-tense.

1. Simple Present Tense
2. Present Continuous Tense
3. Present Perfect Tense
4. Present Perfect Continuous Tense

In the Past Tense, there are still four sub-tense.

1. Simple Past Tense
2. Past Continuous Tense
3. Past Perfect Tense
4. Past Perfect Continuous Tense

In the Future Tense, there are still four sub-tense.

1. Simple Future Tense
2. Future Continuous Tense
3. Future Perfect Tense
4. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

So, in total there are tweleve tenses in English.

1. We go. (Simple Present Tense)
2. We are going. (Present Continuous Tense)
3. We have gone. (Present Perfect Tense)
4. We have been going. (Present Perfect Continuous Tense)
5. We went. (Simple Past Tense)
6. We were going. (Past Continuous Tense)
7. We had gone. (Past Perfect Tense)
8. We had been going. (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)
9. We will go. (Simple Future Tense)
10. We will be going. (Future Continuous Tense)
11. We will have gone. (Future Perfect Tense)
12. We will have been going. (Future Perfect Continuous Tense)

We have to use each tense-form for a specific purpose. When and how to use each tense-form will be seen in these pages.

The above tweleve examples can be rearranged with other pronouns (I, he, she, it, you & they) or other nouns in the subject. So, there are thousands of sentences in each tense-form.

1. He goes. (Simple Present Tense)
2. He is going. (Present Continuous Tense)
3. He has gone. (Present Perfect Tense)
4. He has been going. (Present Perfect Continuous Tense)
5. He went. (Simple Past Tense)
6. He was going. (Past Continuous Tense)
7. He had gone. (Past Perfect Tense)
8. He had been going. (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)
9. He will go. (Simple Future Tense)
10. He will be going. (Future Continuous Tense)
11. He will have gone. (Future Perfect Tense)
12. He will have been going. (Future Perfect Continuous Tense)

RELATED PAGES :

  1. The Verb and Its Tenses
  2. Simple Present Tense
  3. Present Continuous Tense
  4. Present Perfect Tense
  5. Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  6. Difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous
  7. Simple Past Tense
  8. Past Continuous Tense
  9. Past Perfect Tense
  10. Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  11. Simple Future Tense
  12. Future Continuous Tense
  13. Future Perfect Tense
  14. Future Perfect Continuous Tense
  15. Table of Tenses
  16. Correct Verb Forms


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