Uses of Tenses



Uses of Tenses :



Tenses are used to indicate the time of the event. Every event has time while the execution of it takes place.

When a person walks on the road on 26th January - 2019….there might be different time intervals in which the event could be discussed or written about. Whenever the event is reported or discussed about or written about, the tense of the writings will change.

There are two aspects associated with this tense. First, the tenses are classified into three : Present, past and future. Second, each of these three aspects will be further classified into three : simple, perfect, continuous, and perfect-continuous. So, in total, there will be twelve tenses into which an event can be reported. This means that there will be twelve time-spans in which the same event can be reported.

Those twelve tenses are…

1. Simple Present Tense is used for facts and truths that will not change by the passage of time.

2. Present Perfect Tense is used to talk or write about an event whose consequences are still relevant.

3. Present Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the continuing nature of an event.

4. Present Perfect Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the continuing nature of events that ended recently and are still relevant.

5. Simple Past Tense is used for events taken place in the past.

6. Past Perfect Tense is used to talk or write about an event whose consequences were still relevant at an implied or stated past time.

7. Past Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the setting of other events in the past.

8. Past Perfect Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the on-going nature of events that ended just before an implied time and that were still relevant at that time.

9. Simple Future Tense is used for events which will take place in the future.

10. Future Perfect Tense is used to talk or write about an event whose consequences will be relevant at an implied or stated future time.

11. Future Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the setting of other events expected to take place in the future.

12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense is used to talk or write about the continuing nature of events that will end just before an implied future time and that will still be relevant to the that time.

RELATED PAGES :



  1. Tenses in English Grammar
  2. Uses of Simple Present Tense
  3. Uses of Present Continuous Tense
  4. Uses of Present Perfect Tense
  5. Uses of Simple Past Tense
  6. Uses of Past Continuous Tense
  7. Uses of Past Perfect Tense
  8. Uses of Simple Future Tense
  9. Uses of Future Continuous Tense
  10. Uses of Future Perfect Tense
  11. Historic Present Tense
  12. Graphic Present Tense
  13. Pluperfect Tense


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