English Verb Tenses
Welcome to the first lesson of this special course!
Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses
First, let's start with a short overview of what this course will cover:
let's jump right in...
- What is a TENSE?
- Why do you need to know English verb tenses?
- The simple way to understand English verb tenses
- What is the secret to choosing the right tense when facing several different options?
- What are the 2 most important questions you must ask yourself before deciding which tense to use?
- How tenses are used in everyday English
- Important frequently asked questions about the English verb tenses
- Many different examples and exercises
- A final test
What Is a
English (and in many other languages) we don't use a verb the same way
all the time. We usually change
it in different situations.
When we change the verb to show WHEN
something happens, it is called the TENSE
of the verb.
there is the verb "to work."
If you want to say the action happened in the past you have to change
it into "worked."
So you say: "I worked
very hard yesterday."
In this sentence "worked" is in the past tense
It is interesting to note that the word "tense"
itself comes from the Latin word "tempus", which means
Why Do You
Need to Know About It?
Okay, that's nice to know, but why should you care?
Why not simply study vocabulary and use just the words
Well, at first, this is exactly what you should do.
as soon as you get your basic vocabulary in place, you should
work on your grammar, and verb tenses are a major part of it.
Grammar is the way we combine words together so that
people can understand us.
If we don't use correct grammar, people will have harder time
, let's say I want to visit my friend (in the
future), but I
tell her: "I visit you."
She will not understand I want to visit her
. She may not be at home when I come!
Now, this is an obvious example, but that's the way things are.
And this is why YOU should know how to use English verb tenses
It can really help your communication in English!
The Trick to
English Verb Tenses
English verb tenses can be made very complicated, but they really don't
have to be.
You just need to understand 2 basic things. These 2 key things can make
your life a lot easier...
Read all about them on the next
of the English Verb Tenses Made
Do you have any questions? Now
is the perfect
time to ask them!Click here to ask your question.