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What is the simple tenses of verbs mean in grammar?

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Mindee Nelson on August 9, 2018

The Simple Past refers to an event that happened at a specific time in the past. e.g . He wrote Me a letter. . The Present Simple does not really refer to time at all. Is is used to say that something is a general truth, or true for all times. for example, I like apple juice . In consequence, this time is sometimes called the Present Indefinite. The Simple Future (or Future) refers to an event in the future, but there are several ways of doing this. for example, (1) The train arrives at 6 in the evening = Present Simple for the future. (2) The train will arrive at 6 p. m . = Simple Future. The Present Perfect Simple is an event in the past that has any relevance to the present. for example, I have written a letter . (so now you know how I feel about the matter). The Past Perfect Simple refers to an event in the past that occurred before another event in the past. e.g I had just finished my dinner ( something else happened ) . Future Perfect Simple is used to complete an event in the future that has any relevance to the past. For example, at the end of this month I have lived in this country for two years.


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