SummaryofVerbTenses edited in class 9-15

SummaryofVerbTenses edited in class 9-15 - Summary of Verb...

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Summary of Verb Tenses In English, there are three basic tenses : present, past, and future. Each has a perfect form , indicating completed action; each has a progressive form , indicating ongoing action; and each has a perfect progressive form , indicating ongoing action that will be completed at some definite time. Here is a list of examples of these tenses and their definitions: Simple Forms Progressive Forms Perfect Forms Perfect Progressive Forms Present take/s am/is/are taking have/has taken have/has been taking Past took was/were taking had taken had been taking Future will/shall take will be taking will have taken will have been taking Simple Forms Present Tense Present tense expresses an unchanging, repeated, or reoccurring action or situation that exists only now. It can also represent a widespread truth. Example Meaning The mountains are tall and white. Unchanging action Every year, the school council elects new members. Recurring action Pb is the chemical symbol for lead. Widespread truth Past Tense Past tense expresses an action or situation that was started and finished in the past. Most past tense verbs end in -ed . The irregular verbs have special past tense forms which must be memorized. Example
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