Flashcards in Unit_014 Deck (10):
In grammar, tense means time. The tense of a verb indicates the time of the action or the time of the state of condition (linking verb).
English Grammar Rule #105
There are six tenses in English: present tense, past tense, future tense, present perfect tense, past perfect tense, and future perfect tense.
English Grammar Rule #106
The present tense indicates present time: I know him.
English Grammar Rule #107
The past tense indicates past time: John was ill yesterday.
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The future tense indicates future time: I shall see you tomorrow.
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The present perfect tense indicates an action that is completed at the time of speaking or writing: I have called him twice today.
English Grammar Rule #110
The past perfect tense indicates an action that was completed before some definite time in the past: At the meeting, I recognized a delegate whom I had met in Boston.
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The future perfect tense indicates an action that will be completed at some time definite time in the future. The future perfect tense expresses the relation between two future times: You will understand the subject of tense when you will have finished this unit.
English Grammar Rule #112
The progressive form of the verb is the form that is used to indicate that the action is continuing at the time indicated by the tense: We have been planning to go to Europe.
English Grammar Rule #113