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tense in Grammar topic

tensetense2 ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  SLGany of the forms of a verb that show the time, continuance, or completion of an action or state that is expressed by the verb. ‘I am’ is in the present tense, ‘I was’ is past tense, and ‘I will be’ is future tense.
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tenseAgain, the rewriting task will require changing tenses.The former wrote of the apostles in the past tense.Switching from the future to the present tense has other advantages.In Amalgamemnon Brooke-Rose gets round this problem by using non-realized tenses and moods.Another section is devoted entirely to grammar drills, including the use of prepositions, comparatives, negatives and verb tenses.