One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
The form of the verb that denotes time. Inflection of single-word verbs (pay, paid) and the use of auxiliaries (am paid, was paid, will pay) indicate tense.
A change in the form of a verb which indicates the time-reference of that verb: They laugh (indicates present), They laughed (indicates past). When a verb expresses tense it is finite (and if it doesn't it is non-finite).
refers to the time in which the action, or state of being of the verb, is taking place.
the tim of action represented by a verb. Finite verbs have six tenses: present, future, imperfect, perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect; the first three tenses belong to the present system, the last three to the perfect system. Infinitives have three tenses: present, future, and perfect. Participles have three tenses: present, future, and perfect.
The form of a verb which indicates the time of the action.
a property of verbs relating primarily to the time at which the action or event denoted by the verb takes place. For example, past tense verbs, as in Sam left, describe events in the past.
a form of a verb that describes a time for an action; for example, "I went," "I am going", and "I will go" are in past, present, and future tense. They are different tenses because they describe different times when I did the action of going.
the time reference of verbs.
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
a verb form that most often indicates time
a distinction of form in a verb to express distinctions of time. Just because a verb has tenses does not mean it is up tight.
refers to the different forms of a verb which signify past, present or future time
A morphological category relating to time reference, eg the Present Tense. Tense is also used more generally to denote the different forms of a verb (eg we speak of the Imperfect Tense and the Preterite Tense, though these two forms are differentiated aspectually rather than temporally).
The verb tense shows the time when an action takes place. (The word tense comes from the Latin word tempus, meaning time.) See also - present tense, past tense, future tense
the form taken by a verb to indicate time (as in past—present—future)
The time of a verb's action or state of being, such as past, present, or future. Saw, see, will see.
in English grammar, marking on a verb for whether it happens in the past, present or future
Shows when something happens i.e. present, past, future.
A grammatical marker of time. Finite verbs show a binary distinction between present and past [+/-Past]. The rule in grammar is that the first verb gets the time (tense)--meaning that any verb that follows the Main Verb must project as a Non-finite verb. Vowel Change is an irregular formation of Tense--e.g., singsangsung, speakspoke, runran.
A linguistic category associated with temporal reference (what is the relation of the time of the event under discussion to the time of speaking?) as well as with aspect (is the speaker's focus on the event's inception, completion, duration, repetition, general truth, and so on?).
time of an act: past, present, future.
The placement of a verb in time or circumstance
The form of a verb that shows us when the action or state happens (past, present or future). Note that the name of a tense is not always a guide to when the action happens. The "present continuous tense", for example, can be used to talk about the present or the future.