TENSES JANUARY 2015. THREE TYPES OF TENSES WHAT DO TENSES SHOW? TENSES SHOW TIME

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TENSESJANUARY 2015

THREE TYPES OF TENSES

WHAT DO TENSES SHOW?TENSES SHOW TIMESIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

USES OF PRESENT TENSE:1. For repeated or regular actions in the present time period.Itakethe train to the office.The train to the cityleavesevery hour.Johnsleepseight hours every night during the week.2. For facts.The President of The USAlivesin The White House.A doghasfour legs.Wecomefrom India.3. For habits.Iget upearly every day.Carolbrushesher teeth twice a day.Theytravelto their country house every weekend.4. For things that are always / generally true.Itrainsa lot in winter.The Queen of Englandlivesin Buckingham Palace.TheyspeakEnglish at work.SIMPLE PAST TENSE

SUBJECTVERB (in past form)REST OF THE SENTENCEIplayedcricket yesterday.Youplayedcricket yesterday.Heplayedcricket yesterday.Mohanplayedcricket yesterday.The boyplayedcricket yesterday.Sheplayedcricket yesterday.Poojaplayedcricket yesterday.The girlplayedcricket yesterday.Weplayedcricket yesterday.Youplayedcricket yesterday.Theyplayedcricket yesterday.The childrenplayedcricket yesterday.SIMPLE FUTURE TENSE

COMPARING SIMPLE PAST,PRESENT & FUTURE TENSES