English/Parts of Speech/Verbs/Tenses/Simple Tenses

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There are 2 main simple tenses in English: present simple and past simple. Using will + infinitive to refer to future events is often said to be future simple.

  • Present simple - this tense is used to talk about states and actions which are always true.
  • Past simple - this tense is used to talk about completed (or finished) past events
  • Future simple - this tense is used to talk about offers, predictions and promises in the future.