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continuous tense

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    imperfect; imperfect tense; progressive; continuous tense.
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future perfect tense

  • noun a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future
    future perfect.
    • `I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect
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future progressive tense

  • noun a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future
    future progressive.
    • `I will be running' is an example of the future progressive
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Future tense

  • noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
    future.
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  • (Gram.), the tense or modification of a verb which expresses a future act or event.
Webster 1913

Imperfect tense

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    imperfect; imperfect tense; progressive; continuous tense.
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  • (Gram), a tense expressing past time and incomplete action.
Webster 1913

past perfect tense

  • noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past
    past perfect tense; past perfect; pluperfect.
    • `I had finished' is an example of the past perfect
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past progressive tense

  • noun a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
    past progressive.
    • `I had been running' is an example of the past progressive
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past tense

  • noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
    past.
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Perfect tense

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfect; perfective; perfect tense.
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  • (Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or state completed. = perfective
Webster 1913

perfective tense

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfect; perfective; perfect tense.
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pluperfect tense

  • noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past
    past perfect tense; past perfect; pluperfect.
    • `I had finished' is an example of the past perfect
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present perfect tense

  • noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present
    present perfect.
    • `I have finished' is an example of the present perfect
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present progressive tense

  • noun a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
    present progressive.
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Present tense

  • noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
    present.
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  • (Gram.), the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write.
Webster 1913

progressive tense

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    imperfect; imperfect tense; progressive; continuous tense.
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tense system

  • noun a system of tenses used in a particular language
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tense up

  • verb become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    tense.
    • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
  • verb cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    strain; tense.
    • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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