GRAMMAR FOR SPOKEN
The tense of a verb shows the time of an action or an event.
(Verb-An action word/Doing word, e.g.: singing, dance, walk, pick, do.)
Tenses are divided into three forms: –
A verb that refers to the present time is said to be in the present tense.
1ST PER I LIKE WE LIKE
2nd PER YOU LIKE YOU LIKE
3rd PER HE/SHE LIKES THEY LIKE
The present tense can be divided into four forms:
Simple Present-I like
Here the action is mentioned simply without anything being said about the completeness.
Present continuous-I am liking
Here action is incomplete and continuous.
Present Perfect-I have liked
Here action is mentioned as finished , complete or perfect
Present perfect continuous-I have been liking
Here the action is going on continuously and has not completed at this present moment.
Helping verbs help the verb in making more sense
ü IS-Used for singular things
ü AM-used only with present continuous in verbs and with nouns
ü ARE-Used for plural things
ü HAVE-used to create more force
ü HAS-used to create more force