What are tenses? how many forms it have?Explain me.

Hello,
 
@Milanpreet, your friends Divya and Ripsa have done a great job. For further clarification, here is an explanation.
 
Read the following sentences:
-  I go to school every day.
-  I went to school yesterday.
-  I will go to school tomorrow.
In the first sentence, the verb is in present time;
In the second sentence, the verb is in past time;
In the third sentence, the verb is in future time.
 
The verb that refers to an action in present time is said to be in present tense. The verb that refers to an action in past time is said to be in past tense. The verb that refers to an action in future time is said to be in future tense.
 
Thus, there are three main tenses: present, past and future.
 
All tenses have four forms. This can be explained as below:
In present tense:
I read.  [Simple Present]
I am reading.  [Present Continuous]
I have read;  [Present Perfect]
I have been reading.  [Present Perfect Continuous]
 
In sentence 1, the verb shows that the action is mentioned simply, without anything being said about the completeness or incompleteness of the action.
In sentence 2, the verb shows that the action is mentioned as incomplete or continuous, that is, still going on.
In sentence 3, the verb shows that the action is mentioned as finished, complete, or perfect, at the time of speaking.
In sentence 4, the verb is present perfect continuous as the verb shows that the action is going on continuously, and not completed at this present time.
 
Similarly, the forms change in past tense as:
I read;   [Simple Past]
I was reading;   [Past Continuous]
I had read;    [Past Perfect]
I had been reading.    [Past Perfect Continuous]
 
Also, in future tense, the forms are:
I shall/will read;   [Simple Future]
I shall/will be reading;   [Future Continuous]
I shall/will have read;    [Future Perfect]
I shall have been reading.    [Future Perfect Continuous]
 
Hope this helps!
 
@ Divya and Ripsa, Bravo! Keep up the helping spirit towards your fellow students!
Cheers!

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the word tense means time. tenses are forms of a verb that are used to show the time of the action expressed by the verb.

the forms are present , past and future

present example-the earth revolves round the sun

past example- last year i travelled to london

future example- i will travel to malaysia next month.

best of luck and hope it helps you!!

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Verb forms that shows the time of action is called Tense. There are the three forms of Tense :-

(i)Present Tense

(ii)Past Tense

(iii)Future Tense

Each Tense is divided into four parts :-

(i)Simple

(ii)Continuous

(iii)Perfect

(iv)Perfect Continuous.

Hope it helps you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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very very thanks!

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thx for the answer....its awfull.

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