The Six Tenses: Subject-Verb Agreement. Writing in the Disciplines (WID) G . Griggs & B. Morales. CiViS. Verb Tenses. Tenses represent the time of the action, which is indicated by a verb. Present Tense: present action or action that occurs always, repeatedly, or habitually.
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Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
G. Griggs & B. Morales
Tenses represent the time of the action, which is indicated by a verb.
Third person singular takes a singular verb (with – s).
Third person plural takes a plural verb (with out – s)Present Tense Tip!
Present Perfect Tense: Action completed (CM) at the present time or continuing (CNG) into the present
Have or has + past participle (verb + -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n
Regular verbs add –d or –ed in the past tense for all persons. Irregular verbs must be learned!Past Tense Tip!
Past Perfect Tense: Action completed before a stated or known time in the past
Had + Past Participle(verb + -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n
Future tenses use will or the proper present tense of be with going toFutureTense Tip!
Future Perfect Tense: Action that will be complete before a known time in the future
Will have + Past Participle(verb + -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n
will have eaten
is going to catch
will have caught
will have jumped
will have written