How to Use Verb Tense Properly


 

What Does Verb Tense Mean?


Verb tense refers to when the action in a sentence takes place. Whether it happened in the past, is happening in the present, or will happen in the future. When you speak, avoid shifting verb tenses. Make sure verb tenses are consistent throughout your conversation and phonate right.


Consider the following sentences:


✖ When I went shopping yesterday, I see an old classmate.


✔ When I went shopping yesterday, I saw an old classmate.


✖ My son’s dedication will be next Sunday; it was going to be a bash party.


✔ My son’s dedication will be next Sunday; it is going to be a bash party.


✖ The strange man, I told you about wanders along Simpson Street and returned to our street. I hope he doesn’t start robbing the houses.


✔ The strange man, I told you about wanders along Simpson Street and returns to our street. I hope he doesn’t start robbing the houses.


✖ When I got to the office today, I meet a few of my colleagues to have coffee.


✔ When I got to the office today, I met a few of my colleagues to have coffee.


✖ Rachel likes the Tibel items of clothing because she enjoyed the style.


✔ Rachel likes the Tibel items of clothing because she enjoys the style.


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