English Tense System

In some languages, verb tenses are not very important or do not even exist. In English, the concept of tense is very important.

In this lesson we look at how to avoid confusing tense with time, and the structure of the basic tenses, with examples using a regular verb, an irregular verb and the verb "be".

Tense and Time

Basic Tenses

Basic Tenses: Regular Verbs

Basic Tenses: Irregular Verbs

Basic Tenses: Be