Tenses of Verbs Present Tense Past Tense Future Tense
A verb in the present tense shows action that happens now. • Storm cloudslingerabove the mountains. • A river of rainsweepsthe sky.
A verb in the past tense shows action that has already happened. The past tense of a verb usually ends in ed. • Yesterday a gentle fog settled down in the village. • It touched us all with its powdery mist.
A verb in the future tense shows action that will happen. It is usually formed with helping verb will or shall. • Tomorrow the radiant sun will blaze above. • How we shall welcome its warmth and light.