Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Tenses And Articles

tips and tricks and shortcuts for tense and article

Tense and Article Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts:

Tenses:

Tenses denote the time of action. They show when the work is done.

There are three types of tenses majorly as,

  • Past Tense
  • Present Tense
  • Future Tense

Articles:-

An article is a word that is used before a noun to show whether the noun refers to something specific or not. A, an, and the are articles

  • Indefinite Article
  • The Definite Article

 

Tenses and Articles Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts:-

Present Tenses:

1.SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE: Here, the action is simply mentioned and there is no information regarding its completeness.
Keywords: Always, usually,  sometimes,  rarely, never, every day, on Sundays, etc.
Example: I eat.
He studies grammar every day.

2.PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE: Here, the action is still going on and hence the action is continuous.
Keywords: Right now, this quarter, etc.
Example: Ankita is eating.
Anjali is sleeping.

3.PRESENT PERFECT TENSE: Here, the action is complete or has ended.
Keywords: Already, yet, just, never, since + a particular time, for +  duration of time
Example: I have eaten Indian food two times.

4.PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE: Here, the action has been taking place for some time and is still in continuity.
Keywords: for, since, lately
Example: I have been eating.
I have been eating a lot of vegetables lately.

Past Tenses:

1.SIMPLE PAST TENSE: Here, the action is simply referred and understood to have taken place in the past.
Keywords: Yesterday, last week, last month,  etc.
Example: Angela watched TV all night.

2.PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE: Here, the action was continued until a certain time in the past.
Keywords: while
Example: I was sleeping when you called.

3.PAST PERFECT TENSE: Here, the action is explained that, happened before another action in the past.
Keywords: Already, before. by the time
Examples: I had eaten.
I had already eaten when they arrived.

4.PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE: Here, the action is explained which started in the past and continued until another time in the past.
Keywords: For, since
Example: I had been eating for two hours before my friend arrived.

Future Tenses:

 1.SIMPLE FUTURE TENSE–  It is used when we plan or make a decision to do something. No explanation is given about the time in the future.

Example: I will sing
I will sleep.

2. FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE: Denote action at a particular moment in the future. However, the action will not have finished at the moment.
Keywords: for
Example: I will be eating at 9 a.m.
I’ll be staying with my friends for several weeks.

3. FUTURE PERFECT TENSE: Explain action that will occur in the future before another action in the future.
Keywords: When, by the time
Example: I will have finished cooking by the time you arrive.
I will have washed the clothes before you arrive.

4. FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE:  It is used to talk about a continued action before some point in the future.
Keywords: For, by the time
Example: I will have been cooking for two hours when you arrive.
I will have been studying for two hours by the time my parents come.

Question 1.

They have made a plan for starting a day care school.

A. simple past
B. simple present
C. present perfect
D. present perfect continuous

Answer: Option C
Explanation:

The present perfect tense shows that something occurred or completed at some point in the past. The formula which we used here is: subject+has/have+Verb 3rd form+ an object.

Question 2.

Kids will be swimming on Sunday after breakfast.

A. Simple future tense
B. Future continues tense
C. Future perfect tense
D. Future perfect continues tense

Answer: option B
Explanation:

we use future continues tense to show any activity at a particular time in the future. Hence option B is correct.

 

tense and article tips and tricks and shortcuts

Articles:-

An article is a word that is used before a noun to show whether the noun refers to something specific or not. A, an, and the are articles

Indefinite Article

Use a before nouns (or adjectives) that start with a consonant sound.

Use an before nouns (or adjectives) that start with a vowel sound.

The definite article (the)

The is used in front of singular or plural nouns and adjectives to refer to something with which both the speaker/writer and listener/reader are familiar.

Type 1: Articles

Question 1

Are you shopping for ___ health club to join so you can get in shape?
A. a
B. an
C. the
D. no article is needed

Answer: A

Question 2

We ___________ (has paid/have paid) him the money.

Answer: have Paid

Question 3.

America will become —– super power shortly

A. a
B. an
C. the
D. some

Answer: Option A
Explanation:

“A” is used before words starting in consonant sounds.

Question 4.

Who is _____ boy standing there?

A. The
B. A
C. That
D. This

Answer: option A
Explanation:

As per rules article “the” is used when the listener is aware about the thing we are referring.

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