Tenses

The literal meaning of tense is time. It means tense is time related. Hence there are three basic tenses.

  • Present
  • Past
  • Future

Apart from this there are four sub kinds of tenses.

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Present Indefinite Tense

In Present Indefinite Tense we talk about the present action as it just takes place.

Forms of verb

When sentence is converted into negative or interrogative then 3rd person singular form is changed into 1st form, for example; he works hard and he doesn’t work hard. She washes the dishes and she doesn’t wash the dishes. The detail of forms of the verb is as follows.

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Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense is used to express that the action is going on or in progress it has not been finished yet.

Form of verb
Present Participle form is used in Present Continuous Tense. This form is the one with –ing at the end. Present Participle shows that the verbal action is in progress and not yet completed. So this is appropriate form for Continuous Tenses.

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Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense expresses that the verbal action is completed.

Forms of verb
Past Participle form is used in Present Perfect Tense. This form is also called 3rd form. Past Participle shows the completion of verbal action. That’s why it is used with the Perfect tenses.

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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express certain verbal action has been in progress between two certain points of time in immediate past.

Form of verb
Present Participle form is used in Present Perfect Tense. Since this form is used to indicate the verbal action in progress that’s why it is an appropriate form to be used in Perfect Continuous Tenses, which also indicate the continuity of verbal action.

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