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 Is Aspect?
Why Do We Use Aspects?
We use 'aspects' to indicate the completion, duration, repetition of an action.
Different Types of Aspects
There are four aspects in the English grammar that are introduced on the list:
- progressive (also called continuous)
- perfect progressive (also called perfect continuous)
What Is the Simple Aspect?
The 'simple aspect' is used to express actions happening habitually or frequently. This aspect can also be used to describe facts.
Different Tenses in Simple Aspect
These tenses are used in the simple aspect:
These are a few examples that might help you understand them better:
What Is the Progressive Aspect?
The 'progressive aspect' (also called the 'continuous aspect') shows that something happens continuously in a limited period of time.
The old man
Difference Tenses in the Progressive Aspect
These tenses are used in the progressive aspect:
Now take a look at these examples for more clarification:
What Is the Perfect Aspect?
The 'perfect aspect' is used to show that an action took place in the past but it is limited to a later time, which is usually the present.
Different Tenses in the the Perfect Aspect
These are the tenses that are used in the perfect form:
Take a look at these examples:
What Is the Perfect Progressive Aspect?
The 'perfect progressive aspect' shows the end of an ongoing action. Check out the examples for more clarification:
Different Tenses in the Perfect Progressive Aspect
The perfect progressive aspect is used in these tenses:
Here are a few examples that may help you understand the perfect progressive aspect more.
Aspects, in English grammar, indicate how an action or state is denoted by the verb. In this table, we will see all the aspects and tenses in English.
|Simple||present simple||past simple||future simple|
|Progressive||present progressive||past progressive||future progressive|
|Perfect||present perfect||past perfect||future perfect|
|Perfect progressive||present perfect progressive||past perfect progressive||future perfect progressive|
- What Is Aspect?
- Why Do We Use Aspects?
- Different Types of Aspects
- What Is the Simple Aspect?
- Different Tenses in Simple Aspect
- What Is the Progressive Aspect?
- Difference Tenses in the Progressive Aspect
- What Is the Perfect Aspect?
- Different Tenses in the the Perfect Aspect
- What Is the Perfect Progressive Aspect?
- Different Tenses in the Perfect Progressive Aspect