By Rory C. Keel
Here is a reminder of the common tenses in writing.
The most common tense used in most writing.
Example: “I was late.” “Carol jumped when she saw the rat.”
Used occasionally in prose but more common in poetry.
Example: “She is very busy.”
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.”