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Tense: tense

The Tense feature applies to verbs (VERB and AUX), specifying the time when the action took or takes place, in relation to the current moment or to another action in the utterance.

Tense does not apply to non-finite verbs (infinitives and participles), the negation verb ei, or verbs not in the indicative mood (see http://scripta.kotus.fi/visk/sisallys.php?p=111; in Finnish).

Pres: present tense

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

Examples

Past: past tense / preterite

The past tense denotes actions that happened before the current moment.

Examples

References


Tense in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cs] [en] [fi] [fr] [ga] [hu] [hy] [it] [kpv] [myv] [pcm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [u] [uk] [urj]