Tips for Verb Tenses in the English Language
Verb tense conveys when the action you’re describing took place — the past, present or future. Here’s a list of the grammatical terms for different verb tenses.
Simple present tense: Tells what is happening now.
Simple past tense: Tells what happened before now.
Simple future: Talks about what has not happened yet.
Present perfect tense: Expresses an action or state of being in the present that has some connection with the past.
Past perfect tense: Places an event before another event in the past.
Future perfect tense: Talks about something that has not happened yet in relation to another event in the future.