In this tutorial you will learn about the Tenses and its application with practical example.
Tenses: Types and Practical Uses
In this tutorial, we will learn about Tenses: Types and Practical Uses.
Before starting with this tutorial we assume that you are best aware of the following topics:
Tenses refer to Time of Action and Type of Action. So, we can understand tenses on the basis of Time of Action and Type of Action.
On the basis of time, Tenses are of three(3) types:
PRESENT TENSE: shows actions in present time.
PAST TENSE: shows actions of past time.
FUTURE TENSE: shows actions of future or the coming time.
And on the basis of Type of Action, there are Four(4) types of Tenses:
SIMPLE TENSE or INDEFINATE: shows simple actions in day to day life
CONTINUOUS TENSE or PROGRSSIVE TENSE: shows action going on
PERFECT TENSE: shows actions are done
PERFECT CONTINUOUS: shows actions going on with time.
All the types of actions can happen in Present, Past and Future……!
Let us have a look to this chart…..,
In this way, we have total twelve (12) numbers of tenses.
Let us start them one by one……
PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE
Present simple tense refers to:
What is Present Simple Tense:=> The Simple Present Tense when an Action is happening right now, or when it happens Daily.
- A Universal truth: – The earth moves around the Sun.
- A Routine or Habitual action: – Hari plays cricket daily.
- A Ritual: – Indians celebrate many festivals.
- Likes or Dislikes: – She likes roses.
- A Proverb: – A burnt child dreads the fire.
- To describe duties of Professionals: – A doctor treats the patients.
* All the subjects which do not use s/es form of the verb, we use DO and base form of the verb and the subjects which use s/es form of the verb, we use DOES and base form of the verb with them.
We can put any W-H words before interrogative and interrogative formulae.