Three Tenses

Three Tenses

By Rory C. Keel

 

Here is a reminder of the common tenses in writing.

Past Tense

The most common tense used in most writing.

Example: “I was late.” “Carol jumped when she saw the rat.”

Present Tense

Used occasionally in prose but more common in poetry.

Example: “She is very busy.”

Future Tense

Less often used in fiction and poetry, however it is permissible.

Example: “The dog will stand on its hind legs.” “You are going to be hungry.”

 roryckeel.com

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