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Tense: tense

Values: Imp Pres Past Fut

Tense is an inflectional feature of verbs and auxiliaries that specifies the time when the action took / takes / will take place, in relation to the current moment or to another action in the utterance.

Imp: imperfect tense

The imperfect past tense denotes actions that were ongoing or used to occur in the past.


Pres: present tense

The present tense denotes actions that are happening right now or that usually happen.


Past: past tense

The preterite past tense denotes actions that occurred at a specific time in the past.


Fut: future tense

The future tense denotes actions that will happen after the current moment.


Tense in other languages: [ab] [abq] [aqz] [arr] [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [cy] [el] [en] [es] [fi] [fr] [ga] [gn] [gub] [ha] [hu] [hy] [it] [jaa] [ka] [ky] [pcm] [qpm] [ru] [sah] [say] [sl] [sv] [tr] [tt] [u] [uk] [urb] [urj]