Verb Tenses Worksheet

One of the most important and introductory topics that students should be taught in primary classes is verb tenses or tenses. Having an idea about tenses helps students to solve verb tenses worksheets quickly. There are several verb tenses worksheets available on BYJU’S website that students can easily download in pdf and practice from.

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What are Verb Tenses?

Verb tenses or tenses depict the change of the verb form to express/denote the time of action/event. There are three categories into which tenses can be divided, namely the present tense, past tense and future tense. These three principal tenses can be divided into four subcategories each. Knowing about the three simple principal tenses helps the students to identify which form of the verb is used in a sentence.

  • Present Tense – A verb that refers to/expresses that the action in present time is known as present tense. For example, “The boy is playing football”. Here, the verb ‘is playing’ denotes that the boy is still playing football, i.e. the action is taking place in the present.
  • Past Tense – A verb that refers to/expresses the action done in the past time is called past tense. For example, “The girl went to school”. Here, the verb ‘went’ denotes that the girl went to school in the past.
  • Future Tense – A verb that refers to/expresses the action that will be done in the future is called future tense. For example, “I will go to the party”. Here, ‘will go’ denotes that the subject will attend the party in future or time to come.

Now every three principal verb tenses can be classified into four tenses each. Knowing these verb tenses will help students understand the various tenses used in grammar.

  • Simple Tense – These tenses are used to express events of habitual action, general truth depending on the time it occurs. There are three types of simple tenses, i.e. simple present tense, simple past tense, simple future tense.
  • Perfect Tense – These tenses are used to express events that are finished or completed depending on the time it occurs. There are three types of perfect tenses, namely present perfect tense, past perfect tense, future perfect tense.
  • Continuous/Progressive Tense – These tenses depict that whether the action/event is, was, or will be occurring/happening in a certain time. Simple continuous tense, past continuous tense, future continuous tense are the three different types of continuous/progressive tense.
  • Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense – These tenses are used to denote action/event that has already begun and is/was/will be occurring and completed. Present perfect continuous, past perfect continuous, future perfect continuous are the different perfect continuous/progressive tenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are verb tenses?

Verb tenses or tenses depict the change of the verb form to express/denote the time of action/event.

How to practise verb tenses?

If you are looking for practice sets, BYJU’S website offers several verb tenses worksheets that can be easily downloaded for practice.

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