Rules For Tenses And Articles

Rules For Tenses and Articles

Introduction

The Rules for Tenses and Articles is one of the most basic structures that needs to be known in grammar.

While Tenses form the base for any form of verb in three different time periods or time zones, Articles form the basic structure to address any type of Noun or adjective.

On this page below you will get all the details about how Tenses and Articles are used in Grammar and how they shouldn’t be used.

The foundation for Tenses is the Subject while for Articles is Noun.

rules for tenses and articles

Tenses and Articles Rules

Verbs can take only three types of Tenses.  The three forms of Verbs are Past, Present, and Future.

  • The Past is used to explain things that have already happened (e.g., Yesterday, last week, five years ago).
  • The present tense is used to explain things that are happening right now or things that are continuous. (e.g., I am cooking, I am walking).
  • The future tense explain things that have yet to happen; or is going to happen. (e.g., tomorrow, next week, next year, three years from now).

Rules for Tenses

Present Tense

1. Simple present tense- These type are tense used in present action.

2. Present perfect tense- Is used in action which is completed but not expired.

3. Present continuous tense- Is used in continuous, which goes on and will go on.

4. Present perfect continuous tense- Are used in an action which is started earlier and still going on.

Past Tense

1. Simple past tense- Are used when a action is completed.

2. Past perfect tense- Are used when an action is completed and expired.

3. Past continuous tense- Are used when the duration of an work is completed

4. Past perfect continuous tense- Are used when work started earlier and was going on for a certain time period and was stopped in the past time.

Future Tense

1. Future tense- Are used for a future work or an action.

2. Future perfect tense- Are used to have a strong pledge for a future.

3. Future continuous tense- Are used for the duration of the action of a future action

4. Future perfect continuous tense- Are used when a works starts in future for a continuous action.

Miscellaneous Tense Rules

1. Pure present tense- Are used to provide someone’s present status / places / position

2. Pure past tense- Are used to provide someone’s past position/ status/ place

3. Additional present tense- Are used for future distance possibility/rare ability/assumption/frequent ability/regular habitual/advisable manner

4. Additional past tense- Are used for work past assumption/past ability/past pledge

5. Additional present continuous tense- Are same as additional present tense and with providing importance to the duration of the work and action.

6. Additional past continuous tense- Are same as additional past tense and with providing importance to the duration of the work and action.

7. Future in the past tense- Is an action that are occurred in past time but for a reverse angle.

8. Future in the past continuous tense- Are same as above and with providing importance to the duration of the action.

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Rules for Articles

Articles-Rules

Articles ares always used with noun or an adjective. There are different usage for different types of articles which is explained below:

There are a total of 3 articles and using them correctly can make your sentence accurate and meaningful.

(i) Definite article – THE
(used before a definite (specified subject or noun or plural noun)

(ii) Indefinite article A / AN

A is used before a singular noun beginning with a consonant sound
AN is used before a singular noun beginning with a vowel sound

Rule #1
Specific unknown  identity
a, an(no article)
Rule #2
Specific known identity
thethe
Rule #3
All things or things in general
(no article)(no article)

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