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Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Tenses

Tense- Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts

The most basics of English language comprise verb and tenses knowledge. When it comes to forming sentences, tenses are the most important thing to consider as they help to define the theme of the sentence. Some find difficult to recognize the perfect category of tense as compared to the simple tenses.

Here are some tricks through which you can learn specific tips and shortcuts to solve tenses related questions.

  1. While answering the questions related to tenses, make sure you understand the time of action as it will help in choosing the right form of verb.
  2. There are other tenses also other than present, past and future, such as perfect, progressive tense as well as present progressive.
  3. As a general tip, make sure that you use consistent form of verb all over the sentence or text, until the theme or time of action needs to change.
  4. Verbs changes constantly within a text, therefor, having a thorough understanding of the forms of verbs is quite necessary.
  5. Make sure you read the sentence after answering the questions as it will help you in taking out grammatical errors, if any.
  6. Understand the questions first and try to find out if it needs change or not as sometimes there are a few questions which requires no change and are given merely to confuse the reader.

Go through the below given question types so get better insights regarding tenses:

Tips and Tricks – Present Tense

Question 1.

Identify the form of tense in the below sentence:

The woman has a soothing voice

A.  Present perfect
B.  Simple perfect
C.  Past perfect
D.  Present continuous

Correct Answer: B


The sentence uses “has” which is usually takes present form.

Shortcuts tips and tricks– Past Tense

Question 1.

Complete the sentence with suitable tense:

She ___ to the market an hour ago.

A.  Go
B.  Gone
C.  Had gone
D.  Went

Correct Answer: D


The action is done already an hour ago, therefore, went is the right option. It is a simple past sentence.

Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts– Future Tense

Question 1.

Write the correct form of tense for the underlined word:

I will finish my homework by tomorrow.

A.  Will be
B.  Should
C.  Had
D.  No change

Correct Answer: D


It is a simple future sentence and needs no change as “will” is the appropriate word used.

tips and tricks and shortcuts for tense