Tense is the time of an action.
They are ‘ 3 ‘ types in general. They are listed below.
1 PRESENT TENSE
- Denoting the actions in ‘ present’ .
eg: We have been studying Grammar
2 PAST TENSE
- Denoting the actions in ‘ past’ .
eg: They came yesterday.
3 FUTURE TENSE
- Denoting the actions in ‘future ‘.
eg: We will be proficient in English soon.
Each tense has its own ‘ 4 ‘ forms, and for our convenience it is often written as,
2 ———— CONTINUOUS TENSE
3 ———— PERFECT TENSE
4 ———— PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
To clear it, let’s elaborate by putting down the name of each tense into the line drawn, as
1. SIMPLE (PRESENT / PAST/ FUTURE ) TENSE
2. ( PRESENT / PAST / FUTURE ) CONTINUOUS TENSE
3. ( PRESENT/ PAST / FUTURE ) PERFECT TENSE
4. ( PRESENT / PAST / FUTURE ) PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE.
For studying chronologically, we can write ‘ 3 ‘ types of tenses and its ‘ 4 ‘ forms together , as
Present tense Past tense Future tense
Simple present Simple past simple future
Present continuous Past continuous Future continuous
Present perfect Past perfect Future perfect
Present perfect continuous Past perfect continuous Future perfect continuous
Study and understand each tense and its forms carefully by clicking the links one by one. Then only we can go to the main topics based on tenses such as,
Active and passive voices Reported speech Question tags etc….