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The soul of the English Language.

Tense is very important for learning English. It is impossible to learn English without tense. So every student should learn tense very well. In this complete lesson, I shall discuss with you about tense in details from basic to advance. Many weak students cannot realize easily. So I shall try to discuss how to learn tense easily. So read every lesson of tense and learn tense easily.

Before learning tense, students should be able to:

• recognize parts of speech

• recognize pronouns and understand their purpose

• know the meaning of the word verb

• recognize verbs and name verbs

We shall discuss in details from the next lesson  Inshallah only for you. Please continue to read....


What is tense?

Definition of tense:

The word ‘Tense’ comes from the Latin word tempus which means "time". So Tense means time. The tense is used to indicating the time of an action or being. or, Tense is the form of a verb which shows the time of an action Present, Past and Future indicated by the verb.

In a word, Tense denotes the time of a verb.

At first, Read the following sentences for better understanding:

1. I write this letter to please you.

2. I wrote the letter in his very presence.

3. I shall write another letter tomorrow.


In sentence 1, we see that the Verb write refers to present time.

In sentence 2, we see that the Verb wrote refers to past time.

In sentence 3, we see that the Verb shall write refers to future time.

Thus a Verb may refer

(1) An action of present time,

(2) An action of past time,

(3) An action of future time

** A Verb that refers to present time is said to be in the Present Tense.

as- 1. I write. 2. I love.

** A Verb that refers to past time is said to be in the Past Tense.

as- 1. I wrote, 2. I loved,

** A Verb that refers to future time is said to be in the Future Tense.

as- 1. I shall write, 2. I shall love.

From the above discussion, we say that there are three main Tenses -

1. The Present

2. The Past

3. The Future

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