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How to recognise and use tenses

The tense of a piece of writing tells you whether something happened in the past, is happening now, or may happen in the future. Tenses are tied up with time.


To remember this:

How to recognise and use past, present and future tenses, tense is time, clock

The tension (tense) in the spring was too great and the clock broke down (time).


There are three main tenses (or times):



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