Tenses | Jamb Lexis and Structure: what are tenses, How can I answer Jamb Use of English Questions on Tenses correctly, what are the different types of tense?.
In Today’s lecture series you will learn all you need to know about Tenses, how you can effectively answer tenses questions in Jamb use of English with some important textbooks you can use for your effective Jamb Use of English Exam preparation. Enjoy!
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Before we begin in-dept, we must understand what Tenses is all about, the basic definition and concept behind its Usage.
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Tenses denotes the time an action takes place, whether sometime in the past, in the present or will take some time in the future. It refers to the relationship between an action and the period/time of its execution.
If something happened yesterday, the verb to be used will be quite different from the one used for an action that will take place in the futures. Before going further into tenses, we need to briefly talk about time, so we can get a clearer picture.
Time itself is seen as a Universal concept with three dimension: Past time, present time and Future time, that is, it has either occurred, or occurring.
In same way Tenses can be represented, tenses can also be Past tense, Present or Past participle, hence, you can say Tense is the correspondence between the finite verb forms and any of the three (3) divisions of time.