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Tenses

Concept: Changing Word Form from present to future

Definition:

  • Tense tells about the time when an action or an event takes place.
  • An action can take place in the present, past, or future. The form of a verb helps us to understand when the action actually happened or will happen.

Example:

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There are three types of tense – Present Tense, Past Tense, and Future Tense.

A) What is the present tense?

  • When a verb indicates an action that is happening in the present is called present tense.
  • We add ‘s’ or ‘es’ with the base verb if it comes after a singular noun or singular pronouns like he, she, and it to form present tense.

    Examples:

    1. He sings very well.
    2. She goes to shopping every Sunday.
  • We use ‘is’ with the singular noun and singular pronouns(he, she, it), ‘are’ with plural nouns and pronouns (you, we, they) and ‘am’ with the pronoun ‘I’ and add ‘ing’ with a verb to form present tense.

    Examples:

    1. I am reading books.
    2. He is watching a movie.
    3. We are playing football.
  • When do we use it?

  • It is used to denote habit or regular events.

    Examples:

    1. I go to school every day.
    2. She brushes her teeth before going to bed.
  • When we talk about general truth or facts, we use the present tense.

    Examples:

    1. The sun rises in the east.
    2. A magnet attracts iron.
  • It is used to describe a current situation or a continuation of an action taking place in the present.

    Examples:

    1. We are watching movies.
    2. Radha is eating cookies.

B) What is the past tense?

  • When a verb indicates an action that already happened in the past is called past tense.
  • We can make a past tense by adding ‘d’ or ‘ed’ with the base verb.

    Examples:

    1. I visited a doctor yesterday.
    2. My friend baked a cake for me last week.
  • We use ‘was’ with the singular nouns and singular pronouns (I, he, she, and it) and ‘were’ with the plural nouns and plural pronouns (you, were, they), and add ‘ing’ with a verb to form past tense.

    Examples:

    1. She was waiting for the bus in the morning.
    2. They were planning to go on a trip.
  • When do we use it?

  • It is used to talk about an action that happened in the past and finished at a particular time in the past.

    Examples:

    1. Yesterday, I did exercise from 6 to 8 pm.
    2. They went to a picnic last week.
  • A past tense can be used to describe a continuation of an action that was happening at some point of time in the past.

    Examples:

    1. He was playing with my cousin.
    2. You were sleeping when the storm came.
  • It is also used to talk about past habits.

    Examples:

    1. I went to acting class when I was a child.
    2. He was a great cricket player during his school time.

C) What is the future tense?

  • When we use a verb to talk about an action that hasn’t occurred yet but will happen in near future is called future tense.
  • We can form a future tense by adding ‘will’ and ‘shall’ with the main verb.
  • When do we use it?

  • We use the future tense to denote a promise, a consequence, or a prediction about the future.

    Examples:

    1. I will definitely buy you a video game.
    2. She will score good marks in her exams.
  • It is used to talk about facts.

    Examples:

    1. If we cut trees, rainfall will decrease.
    2. Stop eating junk food, or you will fall sick.
  • A future tense is also used to indicate suggestions or obligations.

    Examples:

    1. You shall never disobey your parents.
    2. Ravi shall complete his study before the exam.

In this lesson, we will learn how to change the present tense into the future tense.

How to change a word form from present tense to future tense?

If we change a verb form from present to future, we will just have to add ‘will’ or ‘shall’ before the base form of a verb.

Examples:

Present Tense Future Tense
He is watching a movie. He will watch a movie
We are going on a trip. We will go on a trip.
She goes walking every day. She will go swimming tomorrow.
I am playing with my friends. I will play with y friends.

Common Mistakes:

Don’t add ‘s’ or ‘es’ or ‘verb-ing’ after ‘will’ or ‘shall’.

Examples:

  • He will eat a burger.
  • He will eats a burger.
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Here ‘eat’ is the base form of the verb ‘eating’.

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