What Is Tense?

“what is tense” (Tense คืออะไร ? which is the term in Thai) is a multiple time asked question and the answer to this is. Tense is a grammatical term used to define the moment when an action, event, or condition occurs. It aids in establishing the relation between temporal elements of a sentence or a discourse. There are three main Tenses in English:

  • Past Tense describes actions or events that have occurred before the current moment.
  • Present Tense describes things, events, or states that are taking place or are generally the case.
  • Future Tense refers to the actions or events that will still occur shortly.

11 Different Types Of Tenses

There are a variety of tenses used in English grammar. Each denotes different periods and elements of activities or events. Here are the most popular types of tenses:

  1. Present Simple Present Tense: A term that describes general truths, habits of action, or constant situations. Examples: “I eat an apple every day.”
  2. Present Continuous Tense: A term used to describe the actions that take place right now or temporary situations. Examples: “She is studying for her exam.”
  3. Present Perfect Tense: It is used to describe events or actions which occurred in the past but which are connected in the present. Examples: “We have finished our homework.”
  4. Simple Present Tense: A term used to describe complete actions or events that occurred in the past. Examples: “He walked to the park yesterday.”
  5. Past Continuous Tense: A term used to describe ongoing activities or events that occurred within the last few years. For example: “She was reading a book when I called her.”
  6. Past Perfect Present Perfect: A term used to describe an event before another event that occurred in the previous. For example: “They had already left when I arrived.”
  7. Past Perfect Continuous Tense: It describes an ongoing process that began in the past and continues to a point later that is in the future. For example: “She had been working all day before she took a break.”
  8. Future Simple Present Tense: It is used to refer to actions or events that are scheduled to occur shortly. Examples: “We will go to the beach tomorrow.”
  9. Future Continuous Tense: A term used to describe ongoing actions or events that are expected to occur shortly. Examples: “I will be watching TV at 8 o’clock tonight.”
  10. Future Perfect Tense: ERM is used to describe an act completed before an action that will occur in the future. Examples: “They will have finished dinner by the time we arrive.”
  11. Future Perfect Continuous Tense: A continuous process that begins in the future and will continue until the next point shortly. For example: “He will have been studying for five hours by the time the exam starts.”