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  • Chapter 10. Tense (Cont'd...)

    Tense

    10.2.2 Past indefinite tense

    Simple past tense expresses:

    The action happened in the past,
    Action actually going on in the past,
    To address deprecatory or polite apart.

    Only past form of the verb is used in this case. Examples:

    He went home.
    Rome brunt (was burning), Neru fiddled (was fiddling).
    Could you please tell me the time.
    Was this short of thing you wanted?

    10.2.3 Future indefinite tense

    The tense denotes the action that will happen in future/ later. Such as: I shall go there. Here the verb is in present form along with shall/will (shall/will + verb in present form).

    10.3 Continuous Tense

    Please minutely observe the following sentences:

    I am going now.
    Dear, I was lying be him the screen now.

    Now look, in the above sentences, how the verbs takes the help of auxiliary verb be/ shall/ will and the aid of ‘ing’. So the form of verb in the present continuous tense is am/is/are and verb + ‘ing’. The form of verb in the past continuous tense is was/were and verb +ing. Similarly the form of verb in the future continuous tense is shall be/ will be and verb +‘ing’. You can memorize this with the help of a verse:

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