Tenses hold the pillars of English grammar and keep it standing. Without tenses, English or any other language for that matter cannot exist or make sense. While learning English, it is very important to understand tenses and use them correctly in sentences.
Today I will discuss the term tense and what it means in English grammar. Also, I will discuss about the future tense in detail.
Tense is described as the quality of a verb which occurs in a sentence and which describes the time frame of the action taking place. In simpler terms, the occurrence of action of a sentence is depicted by the tense of that sentence.
He likes bananas.
In the above example, the verb likes indicates that the action is taking place right now and is not an event of the past or future, thus we know that the tense of this sentence is present.
The basic categorization of tense is that it can exist in three forms which are past, present and future. This means that a verb also comes in three forms i.e. past, present and future.
A verb is said to be in future tense when the action it is describing has to take place at some point in the future.
She will sing well at the party.
This example makes use of first form of verb i.e. sing along with will before it and thus it indicates that the action is of future.
But is doesn’t end there. The future tense is further divided into different forms and types which include future indefinite tense, future continuous tense, future perfect tense and future perfect continuous tense.
Today I will talk about future indefinite tense.
Future Indefinite Tense
Future indefinite indicates that an action or occurrence has not happened yet and will take place at some point in the future.
She will watch television.
The example indicates that the action of watching has not happened yet and is yet to happen in the future.
A verb exists in simple future tense when it is in first form with a will or shall before it.
The boys will stand at the bus stop.
The above example is also that of future indefinite tense. Notice that the first form of verb stand is used along with will before it which represents that time of the action is that of the future.