In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot goes through an introduction on simple tenses. She starts by eplaining what a verb tense is, then discusses the single present tense and single past tense. Later she discusses irregular past tense and past participle, and irregular verbs.
Verb tenses are the ways that verbs change according to the time at which the action occurs.
The simple present tense describes actions that occur in the present. It is the base form of the verb, except in the case of the third person, where –s is added. Use the simple present tense for habitual actions, actions occurring at the moment, and facts or general truths.
The simple past tense describes actions that occurred in the past. For regular verbs, the past participle is also the simple past tense.
Some verbs have irregular past tense and past participle forms. You’ll have to study and memorize these individually.
The simple future tense describes actions that will occur in the future. It is formed by adding the helping verb will before the base form. Use the simple future tense for actions that will occur in the future and actions that can be predicted given certain circumstances.
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