Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense is one of the four sub-division of Past Tense. Past perfect tense refer to those actions which were carried out in the past and were completed at the same time.

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 It can be understood more clearly with the help of the following given structures with examples.

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Present Tense. Present Perfect Tense refers to those actions which have already occurred but have their effect at the moment. This tense represents actions in unspecified time between recent past and now.

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Tenses

Tense is a division through which time and period of happening of an action is expressed. It tells actions happened, happen or will happen. In simpler form, Tenses are the forms of a verb.

There are three main kinds of Tenses. They are:

1. Past Tense

A verb which refers to the time which has already passed is called the Past Tense.

For Example:

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Future Tense. Future Perfect Continuous tense refers to those actions/happenings which is assumed to start in future and will continue for a certain time in the future. This tense is constructed by using “Will” +  “Have” + “Been” + “present participle of the verb i.e. -ing form of the verb”.

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Future Tense. Simple Past tense refers to completed actions in the future. This tense is formed with the combination of “will” + “have” + the past participle of the verb. It can be differentiated from other sub-tenses through understanding of their structure.

Future Continuous Tense

The Future Continuous Tense is one of the four sub-divisions of The Future Tense. Future Continuous Tense refers to ongoing/unfinished actions which will be taking place in the future. “will be going” and “be going to be doing” are the two forms of Future Continuous Tense.

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Simple Future Tense

Simple Future tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Past Tense. Simple Future tense refers to those actions which have not occurred and are planned to be carried out in future. These tense uses modal auxiliary (helping verbs) verbs like will/shall and avoids the forms of verb which end with –ed and –s. It can be differentiated from other sub-tenses through understanding of their structure.

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Present Tense. Present Continuous tense refer to those ongoing or progressing temporary actions which are not completed at the time of speaking. “Is”, “am” and “are” are three auxiliary verbs used along with “ing” form of verbs in Present Continuous Tense.

Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense is one of the 4 sub-tenses of Present Tense. Simple Present tense refers to those actions which are regular and general in nature. It deals with repeated actions or constant situations. It can be understood more clearly with the study of its structures.

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