Verb Tenses Examples

Verb Tenses

You know that verbs are words that express an action-physical or mental-or a state of being.

Verbs also have tense, or the time when the action is occurring.

There are three main verb tenses-past, present, and future.

For regular verbs in the English language, the present tense is formed simply by using the verb.

This rule is true except for forming the third person singular (he, she it). For the 3rd person singular present tense, you add an "s":

To form the past tense for regular verbs in the English language, you add an "ed".

To form the future tense for regular verbs in the English language, you add "will" or "shall" in front of the verb.

Examples of Verb Tenses:

Below are some examples of the three verb tenses for regular verbs.

Verb Present 3rd Person Singular Past Future
Ask Ask Asks Asked Will ask
Burn Burn Burns Burned Will burn
Crash Crash Crashes Crashed Will crash
Dress Dress Dresses Dressed Will dress
Explain Explain Explains Explained Will explain
Float Float Floats Floated Will float
Glow Glow Glows Glowed Will glow
Inform Inform Informs Informed Will inform
Walk Walk Walks Walked Will walk
Watch Watch Watches Watched Will watch
Cook Cook Cooks Cooked Will cook
Stop Stop Stops Stopped Will stop
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