Solutions For NCERT & CBSE Class 10 English Grammar Tenses
Class 10 Tenses
In this article, we will discuss Tenses from Class 10 English. As we start learning Tenses from Class 3, but as we move into higher classes, the level of complexity increases. So, here we are trying to explain Tenses as per CBSE Class 10 Syllabus. Let’s Start:
Tenses are the form of a verb which shows the time of an action and its degree of completeness. So, we can say Tenses refer to the time in which an action is taking place.
Tenses of the verb ‘to go’
- Habituated Action: -To express habit or daily routine we use words like always, never, seldom, often, sometimes, daily, every day, every week, every month, once a week, twice a week.
- General truth: -To express the general truths of permanent truth.
- Present Moment: -To express actions happening at present.
- Near Future: -To express actions to happen in near future.
- Narrate Past Event
- Exclamatory Sentence
- Running Commentaries
- To express sub-adverb clause when the principal clause contains Future Indefinite Tense.
- a. If the school bus comes, I shall board it.
- To start Imperative Sentences
- a. Never tell a lie
- Present Continues tense: –This explains that the action is still continuous.
- While talking we use words like now, these days, nowadays, still, at this time.
- To express an action in near future.
- To express the temporary
- To express habit or a ritual.
- To express things happening nearby.
- Present Perfect Tense. This expresses that the action is completed recently.
- Past Experience
- To express an action that completed recently.
- To express an action that has started earlier, but still going on.
- To express an activity completed in the past.
- Present Perfect Continuous
- To express an action which uses since/for or to express present action like this, these, here
- To express an action which starts with since or for how long?
To express an action which started in the past, but completed, but the effect is still there
- Using Since and For
They are used in Perfect and Perfect Continuous Tenses. For is used for a ‘period of time’, they don’t express exactly what period of time. Since is used for ‘point of time’. It means from that point to the time of speaking. It expresses exact time. We will discuss Past Tense and Future Tense in our next article.
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