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Introduction of Tenses
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What are the tenses in English?
  • In English, there are three main tenses the
    present, the past, and the future
  • The present. The present tense (e.g. I am, she
    works, we swim, they believe) is also called the
    present simple or simple present
  • The past
  • The future
  • Continuous and perfect tenses
  • Continuous
  • Perfect
  • Perfect continuous

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What are tenses examples?
  • There are three major tenses in English. These
    include past, present, and future. Each of these
    tenses can explain an event that occurred in the
    past, an event that occurs in the present, or an
    event that will occur in the future. Example of
    Past, Present, and Future Tenses I danced.

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How many tenses are there in English?
  • There are three English tenses past, present,
    and future. But, the three can be categorized
    based on their function. I lump the future in
    with the simple present and present progressive,
    so I get 12 categories.

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Do verb tenses?
  • The main verb (live in the example above) is in
    its base form (of the infinitive). The auxiliary
    DID shows that the question is in the past tense.
    NOTICE The only difference between a question in
    the present tense and a question in the past
    tense is the change in the auxiliary verb.

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Are tenses part of grammar?
  • In grammar, tense is a category that expresses
    time reference with reference to the moment of
    speaking. Tenses are usually manifested by the
    use of specific forms of verbs, particularly in
    their conjugation patterns. Basic tenses found in
    many languages include the past, present, and
    future.

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