English Grammar Tenses form an important element of the English language. They are really the building blocks of the language and help explain situations and the “when” of actions. Everybody has learned these tenses in school but to remember them now may be somewhat grim. So here we’ll dig a little deeper into understanding and using English Grammar – Tenses.
The English Language has 12 tenses. The present tense tells about the current or the existing situation. Some examples are ‘I do’, ‘they do’ etc. Another tense is the present continuous and an example is ‘she is going’ or ‘they are going’.
In the present perfect tense, the sentence should be ‘I have done’. Past tense tells about the things of the past. Here, the situation which has already happened can be considered and the example is: He already did. This tense also includes other subtenses like past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous. Future tense tells about the future and directs a situation which is going to happen. An example is: I will do it. It also includes subtenses like future perfect, future continuous and future perfect continuous.