Introduction to tenses
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Introduction to tenses

Study the following sentences:
i) Vignesh writes a letter to his father.
ii) Vignesh wrote the letter to his father yesterday.
iii) Vignesh will write another letter to his father tomorrow.



In sentence 1, the verb write refers to present time.
In sentence 2, the verb wrote refers to past time.
In sentence 3, the verb will write refers to future time.



Definition: Tenses are forms of a verb that show the time, continuance or completion of an action or a state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made about it. The following tenses are commonly used:



1. PRESENT TENSES:

Simple Present Tense

Present continuous Tense

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense



2.PAST TENSES:

Simple Past Tense

Past Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense



3. FUTURE TENSES:

Simple Future Tense

Future Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

SUMMARY

Study the following sentences:
i) Vignesh writes a letter to his father.
ii) Vignesh wrote the letter to his father yesterday.
iii) Vignesh will write another letter to his father tomorrow.



In sentence 1, the verb write refers to present time.
In sentence 2, the verb wrote refers to past time.
In sentence 3, the verb will write refers to future time.



Definition: Tenses are forms of a verb that show the time, continuance or completion of an action or a state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made about it. The following tenses are commonly used:



1. PRESENT TENSES:

Simple Present Tense

Present continuous Tense

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense



2.PAST TENSES:

Simple Past Tense

Past Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense



3. FUTURE TENSES:

Simple Future Tense

Future Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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