Tenses can be defined as follows:
a form of a verb that is used to show when an action happened
a distinction of form in a verb to express distinctions of time or duration of the action or state it denotes
a verb-based method used to indicate the time, and sometimes the continuation or completeness, of an action or state in relation to the time of speaking.
Types of Tenses
There are three types of tenses:
- Present Tense
- Past Tense
- Future Tense
Present Tense: a tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists.
Examples: He gets up early in the morning.
The Sun rises in the east.
Types of Present Tense: Present Tense is further divided into four categories:
- Simple Present
- Present Continuous
- Present Perfect
- Present Perfect Continuous