Writing: Tenses

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In today’s English class, we will be learning about Tenses

Tenses

Tenses are changes or additions to verbs to show when the action took place: in the past, present, or future. 

The phrase verb tense is also used for grammatical aspects, which add more details about the duration or time an action takes.

Verb tenses are important for speaking English correctly, but with all the different forms and functions, they can get a bit different from other topics in the English language. 

What Is A Verb Tense? 

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Verb tenses show when an action took place, as well as how long it occurred. The main verb tenses are the past, present, and future. 

There are also additional aspects that give extra details, such as the length of time the action occurred, which actions happened first, or whether a past action has an impact on the present.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the examples of Tenses in the English language.

Past Present Future
Simple I helped my neighbor yesterday.  I help my neighbor every day.  I will help my neighbor tomorrow. 
Perfect I had helped my neighbor clean his attic before I fixed his car.  I have helped my neighbor too much this week.  I will have helped my neighbor a hundred times by the end of the month. 
Continuous I was helping my neighbor when he brought me iced tea.  I am helping my neighbor while he fixes up his house.  I will be helping my neighbor next month when he move

 

In summary, Tenses are changes or additions to verbs to show when the action took place: in the past, present, or future. The phrase verb tense is also used for grammatical aspects, which add more details about the duration or time an action takes.

 

Evaluation

Explain the role verb tenses play in the English language. 

 

Reading Assignment

What are the additional aspects that give extra details to Tenses?

 

Weekend Assignment

Give five examples of English Tenses.

 

We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be learning about Prepositions. 

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