A tense refers to a verb form that is used to indicate time. For example, in this sentence: "I went to my Uncle", the verb form 'went' is used to express past time.
TYPES OF TENSES IN ENGLISH
In English language, there is a classification of tenses. These kinds of tenses can be categorised into two main groups:
(A) FIRST CLASSIFICATION OF TENSES
1. PAST TENSE
3. FUTURE TENSE
(B) SECOND CLASSIFICATION OF TENSES
1. SIMPLE TENSES
2. CONTINUOUS TENSES
3. PERFECT TENSES
4. PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSES
Note: Click on each type of tense to read more about the particular tense.