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In this summative task, I have decided to write an article about time tenses and give some perspective to a new learner on how to form the time structures. I will start this with the basic time tenses we have, which are past, present and future. These three main categories will be expanding in twelve various subcategories which will be explained in the following rows. The term tense has its provenience gotten from the Latin word 'tempus' which means time. Subsequent to them, there are numerous routes in which we express the season of activity. Tenses are situated in grammar in a category that expresses time reference with reference to the moment of speaking and is created by the use of specific forms of verbs. There are up to five forms of verbs: root, third-person singular, present participle, past, and past participle. If you learn the three principal parts of every verb (pick, picked, picking; take, took, taken) you can form any tense. For example, for the past continuous, you need to know only the verb ‘to be’ plus the - ing form. More explanations can be found at The past tense will be split into the first four sub-categories of the total twelve as follows: simple past, past continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous. For example, a childhood memory is an event or condition that has happened in the past, which will be the first tense covered. The simple past form is used to refer to an event that occurred in the past and terminated. Example 1: We picked cherries in the garden. The continuous past describes an event in the past that is ongoing or continuous. Example 2: We were picking cherries in the garden back in the day. The past perfect indicates an event in the past that has been completed. Example 3: We had finished picking the cherries before our friends had come. The past perfect continuous refers to an event that started before another event. Example 4: We had been picking cherries since kindergarten time. Changing times to find some present cherries. This tense will be split into the second-batch of four sub-categories: simple present, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous. The simple present describes an event that is occurring in the present while being spoken about it. Example 1: We pick cherries. The present continuous points out the continuous nature of an event that has not been completed yet. Example 2: We are picking Montmorency red cherries for the sour jam. The present perfect tense shows an event that had begun in the past and is still continuing in the present and had just been completed, without mentioning an exact time of occurrence. Example 3: We have just finished picking cherries. The present perfect continuous refers to an event that has begun in the past and continues into the present. Example 4: We have been picking cherries at this farm for two years. Going forward to the future tense and scooping out the last four-tiered sub-category as follows: simple future, future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous. The simple future indicates an event that has not started yet at the time of speaking and writing. Example 1: We will pick the cherries by day. The future continuous is used to describe events that are ongoing in the future, without any knowledge of completion time. Example 2: His friends will be picking the cherry garden. The future perfect points out and event that will be completed in the future before another action takes occurrence without knowing about a specified completion time in the future. Example 3: I will have picked two tons of cherries in July this year. The future perfect continuous describes the events that are continuing into the and will be completed at a specified time in the future. Example 4: We shall have been picking two tons of cherries by July 24, this year. To sum it up, I have tried to keep the same theme and verb for the explanations, I hope that the sentences are correct and this short article can be helpful for an intermediate student to help him with verb tense review. I think tenses are important due to the fact that they are not just a generic term for the time expression in language nor is it the only time element with which users of English are concerned. Instead, it is one of five universal attributes of the language used to convey time information.