Past present and future verb tense

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  • 1. Present, Past, and Future Tenses Tense means time.
  • 2. The tense of a verb tells when an action takes place. The bear walks to the honey tree. The bear walked to the honey tree. The bear will walk to the honey tree.
  • 3. Present Tense (Time) The present tense of a verb names an action that happens regularly. It can also express a general truth.
  • 4. The present tense of the verb is the base form of the verb. When the subject is a singular noun or he, she, or it, you usually add s to the verb.
  • 5. Present tense Singular Plural I visit . We visit . You visit . You visit . He,she,or it visits . They visit .
  • 6. The verb be The present tense of the verb be differs from the base form: am, are, is I am. You are. She is.
  • 7. Past tense ( time ) The past tense of a verb names an action that already happened. Form past tense of most verbs by adding ed to the base form of the verb.
  • 8. Future tense ( time ) The future tense of a verb names an action that will take place in the future. Form the future tense by adding the helping verb will or shall to the base form of the verb.
  • 9. The balloon floats in the breeze. The balloon floated in the breeze. The balloon will float in the breeze.
  • 10. More on Verb Tenses
    • A Quiz on Verb Tenses
    • Verb Tense and Sentence Order
    • Verb Tense Introduction
    • The English Club Verb Tenses
    • Better English Verb Tense Exercises
    • Verb Tenses Matching Game
    • Tense Menu
    • Verb Tense Review