Grammatical Tense in English

Do you want to know how to talk about an action or event that happened a few seconds, a few years or even hundreds and thousands of years in the past or future?

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Verbs have different characteristics that help make us clear while talking. Indicating the tenses is one of the characteristics that is related to time.

Present Simple

All the power is in the present moment. In this lesson, you will learn all there is about the present simple tense.

Past Simple

Past simple tense is one of the most exciting and important tenses in English. We often use it to talk about what happened before.

Future Simple

The best way to predict the future is to create it. In this lesson, you will learn to talk about the future in English using 'will.'

Present Continuous

The present continuous tense is a basic tense. It is usually one of the first tenses you start to learn when you first start studying English.

Past Continuous

The past continuous tense is used quite often in English, so let’s understand exactly when to use it and how to use it. Are you ready? Let's begin.

Future Continuous

The future continuous tense is used by native English speakers quite often and this is your chance to learn and understand this tense so you can start using it.

Present Perfect

Present perfect is a useful tense that talks about an action that happened in an indefinite time in the past. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Present Perfect Continuous

The present perfect continuous tense is a useful tense in English grammar. Why? Because it connects the present and the past. Let's see how.

Past Perfect

This tense is an advance tense and we use it to talk about the past in a lot of interesting ways, and you’ll see what they are. So are you ready? Let’s start.

Past Perfect Continuous

This tense is an advanced tense, but it’s not hard to learn. This tense will allow you to talk about things that happened in the past in a more interesting way.

Future Perfect

The future perfect tense is an advanced tense; it will allow you to speak about the future in a really interesting way that may not exist in your own language.

Future Perfect Continuous

This is one of the most advanced tenses in the English language. So, congratulation for reaching this level. Let's start to learn this tense.

Future with 'Going to'

Anything after now is the future, and in English, we have many ways and tenses to talk about the future. Some are more basic and some are more advanced.

Past with 'Going to'

There are times that we are narrating a story and we want to talk about past plans that did not happen. In this case, we use past with going to.

Talking about the Present

When you talk, the verbs should agree with the orders of events. That's why We will learn how and when to use the present tense in this lesson.

Talking about the Past

What if we want to narrate something that happened in the past? In this case, we will need to know the past tense.

Talking about the Future

Sometimes we need to talk about our plans, wishes, & arrangements that have not happened yet and are related to the future.


Verbs give information either about the subject or the state of the actions. As a result, aspects are formed. Let us learn more about them.


What Are Grammatical Tenses and How Do They Help Us?

'Tense' shows when an action happens. In English, they are categorized into three groups. Present, past, and future. Some grammarians believe tenses are created by adding suffixes to the verbs, so it may open the concept of 'mood,' in English.
'Mood' is created by using the inflection of verbs to help express the speaker's attitude toward what they are talking about.
Every tense in English is described into a simple, simple continuous, perfect, and perfect continuous form that is called the aspects of the verbs.

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