Using Tenses in English Past Present Future

Using Tenses in English  Past  Present  Future

Using Tenses in English Past Present Future

This Book Covers The Following Topics: What are “Tenses”? AGREEMENT between SUBJECT and VERB TWENTY-FOUR Auxiliary Verbs REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS PRESENT TENSE Present Indefinite Tense Present Continuous/Progressive Tense Present Perfect Tense Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense PAST TENSE Past Indefinite Tense Past Continuous/Progressive Tense Past Perfect Tense Past Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense FUTURE TENSE Future Indefinite Tense Future Continuous/Progressive Tense Future Perfect Tense Future Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense Useful Notes Exercises Sample This: Tenses could be defined as “any of the form of a verb that may be used to show the time of the action or an event or state expressed by the verb”. THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF TENSES: The Past Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that happened in the past [Action happened before present] The Present Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that happens at this time [Action happens in present] The Future Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that will happen in future [Action will happen after present] EACH OF THESE THREE KINDS OF SENTENCES HAS FOUR TYPES OF FORMS: Indefinite or Simple Form Continuous or Progressive Form Perfect Form Perfect Continuous or Perfect Progressive Form EACH OF THESE FOUR TYPES OF FORMS HAS FOUR KINDS OF STATEMENTS: Affirmative Statement -- Used to Show ‘Agreement’ Negative Statement -- Used to Show ‘Disagreement’ Interrogative Statement -- Used to Ask ‘Question’ Interrogative-Negative Statement -- Used to Ask ‘Question’ and Show ‘Disagreement’ Present Indefinite Tense Expresses – Permanent situation [in the past, present and future] Example: Our family lives in Seattle. General truth (fact or statement) Example: Clean water is fundamental to public health. Example: Many barrages have no utility and cause floods. Habitual action [actions that occur regularly] Example: She listens to music every day. ‘Future meaning’ (timetable, planned event, etc.) Example: My shop closes at 9 pm. Example: The train arrives at 7:30 pm. Traditions, rituals, customs Example: Indians celebrate the festival of light in the month of Oct-Nov. Commands and Instructions [Imperative Sentences] [Note: In imperatives, subject ‘you’ remains hidden] Example: Condemn perpetrators of terrorism. Example: Promote values of humanity and tolerance. Example: Tell us about the exact nature of your work. Used in if-clause of present and future real conditional sentences Example: If I go there, I meet him. Example: If things don't work out, we won't be panicked. Headlines in news reporting [Use of simple present tense instead of the simple past tense is common in news headlines] Example: Flight skids on landing at the airport. Example: Thunderstorm brings relief to residents. (A). AFFIRMATIVE PATTERN – subject + first form of main verb + other words Singular Verb is used with the subject ‘He and She’ + All Singular Subjects. Plural Verb is used with the subject ‘I, We, You and They’ + All Plural Subjects. Examples: He/She talks. I/We/You/They talk. We seek opportunities to chart out our own course. The lean margin of victory or defeat gives an impression of a tough contest. Nowadays, voters value development over other issues. They want civic amenities and employment opportunities. (B). NEGATIVE PATTERN – subject + auxiliary verb ‘do/does’ + not + first form of main verb + other words Auxiliary Verb ‘Does’ is used with the subject ‘He and She’ + All Singular Subjects. Auxiliary Verb ‘Do’ is used with the subject ‘I, We, You and They’ + All Plural Subjects. Examples: He/She does not talk. I/We/You/They do not talk. Most buses do not cater to interior parts of the villages. He does not know what to say.

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense

This is what I call a Utopian novel because I intend to describe a perfect world in it. You may call it action-adventure, science fiction, or whatever pleases you, so long as you read it. There is not an original idea in the book. The ideas that are in the book are the result of much and varied reading and life experiences. Many of the ideas that I present are now in various stages of development, but I improve the science and the technology until I have the product that I wish. The novel is set three thousand years ago in Florida, in the Tampa Bay area. Settlers are transported to this place in an exotic vehicle named Excalibur. It is commanded by a man named Arthur, who is a direct descendent of King Arthur. Excalibur is presented to Arthur by Merlin, a very old and powerful wizard. The settlers build a city called Utopia which is governed by a computer called Michio. The government is a technocracy and it is a benevolent dictatorship. The book is small because I have eliminated so many institutions, government, and religious organizations. For example, there are no prisons because there are no criminals. The really bad actors are eliminated; zapped, turned to smoke and ashes. I will guide you through this and I expect that you will find few flaws in my reasoning.

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense

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Practice Makes Perfect English Verb Tenses Up Close

Practice Makes Perfect English Verb Tenses Up Close

Practice Makes Perfect English Verb Tenses Up Close

Solve the mysteries of English verbs Practice Makes Perfect: English Verb Tenses Up Close puts the spotlight on this tricky grammar trouble spot. It boasts plenty of opportunities for practicing your language skills, as well as extensive examples based on a conversational style that will keep you engaged. The book also features a unique answer key that gives you more than just a listing of correct answers; it clues you in on the "why" behind them. Combine those features with the renowned Practice Makes Perfect format and you have the ideal reference/workbook to learn to speak and write English with fluency.

Past Perfect Future Tense

Past Perfect Future Tense

Past Perfect Future Tense

This book is a compilation of, as the title implies, short stories, poems, and incoherent ramblings. It maintains no single style, but works around the general theme of impermanence: in life, love, science, and God.

English Grammar Tenses Simple Past Future Tenses Interactive book

English Grammar Tenses  Simple   Past Future Tenses   Interactive book

English Grammar Tenses Simple Past Future Tenses Interactive book

English Grammar_ Tenses_ Interactive Book is a full explanation to all tenses in English grammar. It includes all tenses background, structure, the usage of active and passive voice to each tense, numerous examples to different sentence structures, etc. It also includes the comparison of tenses which helps clarify the usage of each tense and answer tenses questions effortlessly.

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense

Past and Future Tense


A Course in Scientific German

A Course in Scientific German

A Course in Scientific German


English Grammar Tenses Interactive Book

English Grammar  Tenses  Interactive Book

English Grammar Tenses Interactive Book

English Grammar_ Tenses_ Interactive Book is a full explanation to all tenses in English grammar. It includes all tenses background, structure, the usage of active and passive voice to each tense, numerous examples to different sentence structures, etc. It also includes the comparison of tenses which helps clarify the usage of each tense and answer tenses questions effortlessly.

The Grammar of the English Tense System

The Grammar of the English Tense System

The Grammar of the English Tense System

Part of a four-volume series, "The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase", this book aims to provide a grammar of tense which can be used both as an advanced reference grammar (for example by MA-level or postgraduate students of English or linguistics) and as a scientific study which can act as a basis for and stimulus to further research.