||The Tense of
Verbs: What Is It?
"Tense" is very easy to understand. It means the
forms of verbs that refer to time.
Verbs in "past tense"
show what happened in the past:
Verbs in "present tense"
show was usually happens, or what is happening now:
Sheila was reading
Sheila has been reading
Sheila had been reading
Verbs in "future tense"
show what will happen in the future:
Bob is reading
They will read
This is what teachers (and other people) mean when they talk about grammatical
They will be reading
They will have been reading