English tenses

Learning English tenses is a fundamental part of learning English grammar. You should therefore learn the past, present and future tenses in English. This will help you to express yourself better in English in the future.

If you are just starting to learn English grammar, it is best to start with understanding the present tense. Then you can move on to the other English tenses.

The three English tenses at a glance

English tenses in the timeline

Tips for learning the English tenses

With the help of the following tips for learning the tenses in English, you will make faster progress in learning English. A strategic approach is always beneficial when learning English grammar. That's why you should first look at the tips below and then build a learning strategy based on them.

Use visual aids
When learning English tenses, it can help to visualize the English tenses. So as you learn, create your own tools to help you understand the function of the different English tenses.

Listen to native English speakers
Listen carefully to native English speakers and identify at what point they used which English tense. For example, some tenses are used much more frequently by native English speakers than others. You can then focus on the frequently used tenses of English as you learn.

Practice regularly
To ensure that you can actually consolidate the use of English tenses in your speech, you should practice regularly. It is best to speak, listen, read and write in English as much as possible. This will bring you a little closer to your goal of fluency every day.

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