Verb Tenses :
She is a student. She drives a new car.
Tense shows the time of a verb's action or being. There are three inflected forms reflected by changes in the endings of verbs. The present tense indicates that something is happening or being now:
The simple past tense indicates that something happened in the past:
She was a student. She drove a new car.
And the past participle form is combined with auxiliary verbs to indicate that something happened in the past prior to another action:
She has been a student. She had driven a new car.
Unlike most other languages, English does not have inflected forms for the future tense. Instead, English future forms are created with the use of auxiliaries:
She will be a student. She is going to drive a new car.
English can even create the future by using the present tense :
The bus arrives later this afternoon.
or the present progressive :
He is relocating to Portland later next month.
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