Past Indefinite Tense

In Past Indefinite Tense we talk about the action as it just took place in immediate past.

Forms of verb
When sentence is converted into negative or interrogative then 2nd form is changed into 1st form, for example; he understood and he didn’t understand. She washed cloths and she didn’t wash cloths. The detail of forms of the verb is as follows.

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Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense shows the action was in progress in the past time and has not been finished.

Form of verb
Present Participle form is used in Past 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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Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense expresses that the verbal action is completed in the past time.

Forms of verb
Past Participle form is used in Past 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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Past Perfect Continuous Tense

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

Form of verb

Present Participle form is used in Past 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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Future Indefinite Tense

Future Indefinite is the tense that indicates the verbal action to take place in the future time.

Forms of verb
Present form
which is also called the 1st form is used in Future Indefinite Tense. Since the Present form show the verbal action to take place with respect to time, not manner. That’s why it is used with the indefinite tenses.

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