Time & Tense

Time & Tense

Time is a continuous flow measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days or years. On the hand Tense is a grammatical concept specific to a particular language. The tense system in English is not similar to that of any other language such as Odia or Sanskrit.

English language has only two defined tenses of Verb: Present and Past.

With the help of these two tenses we express three phrases of time: past, present and future.

What is Tense?

Tense is a form of verb that shows Time.

It is of two types.

(a) Present    (b) Past

Why is Future called Time?

Future is called Time because a verb doesn’t have future Tense form.

Way of Expressing the Present Time

  1. Present Simple for Habitual action, laws of Nature, general or scientific truths, present state or present fact and permanent state or permanent face.


I go to school everyday.                                 Tigers live in forests.

The sun rises in the east.                                Water boils at 1000c.

I feel hungry.                                                   Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha.

  1. Present Progressive for Something happening now, for something happening over a period of time or for a temporary action.


It is raining (now).                             My brother is searching for a job.

He usually goes to school on his bicycle, but today he is going there on foot.

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