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Rules For Tenses And Articles
Tense and Article Rules
Verbs come in three 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).
Tense and Article Rules
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.
5. Simple past tense- Are used when a action is completed.
6. Past perfect tense- Are used when an action is completed and expired.
7. Past continuous tense- Are used when the duration of an work is completed
8. 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.
9. Future tense- Are used for a future work or an action.
10. Future perfect tense- Are used to have a strong pledge for a future.
11. Future continuous tense- Are used for the duration of the action of a future action
12. Future perfect continuous tense- Are used when a works starts in future for a continuous action.
13. Pure present tense- Are used to provide someone’s present status / places / position
14. Pure past tense- Are used to provide someone’s past position/ status/ place
15. Additional present tense- Are used for future distance possibility/rare ability/assumption/frequent ability/regular habitual/advisable manner
16. Additional past tense- Are used for work past assumption/past ability/past pledge
17. Additional present continuous tense- Are same as additional present tense and with providing importance to the duration of the work and action.
18. Additional past continuous tense- Are same as additional past tense and with providing importance to the duration of the work and action.
19. Future in the past tense- Is an action that are occurred in past time but for a reverse angle.
20. Future in the past continuous tense- Are same as above and with providing importance to the duration of the action.
Articles are an kind of adjective which are always used with a noun and also provide the information about a noun
There are only three articles a, an and the, but they are used very often and are important for using English accurately.
(i) Definite article
the (before a singular or plural noun)
(ii) Indefinite article
a (before a singular noun beginning with a consonant sound)
an (before a singular noun beginning with a vowel sound)
Specific unknown identity
|a, an||(no article)|
Specific known identity
All things or things in general
|(no article)||(no article)|