Tense is that form of a verb that shows the time and state of action on an event. It comes from the Latin word tempus, meaning time. Tense is the change of form in a verb to express the time of an action. There are three principal tenses -
(i) The Present Tense: describes an action in the present time. Example: I go. He runs. They are walking.
(ii) The Past Tense: describes an action in the past time. Example: I went. He ran. They were playing.
(iii) The Future Tense: describes an action in the future time. Example: I shall go. He will run. They will be walking.
Each of these principal tenses has four forms: Indefinite, Continuous, Perfect, and Perfect Continuous.
To understand Tense better, you should remember the conjugation of verbs always.
Present Indefinite Tense
Present Continuous Tense
Present Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Past Indefinite Tense
Past Continuous Tense
Past Perfect TensePast Perfect Continuous Tense
Future Indefinite Tense
Future Continuous Tense
Future Perfect Tense
Future Perfect Continuous Tense