A tense could be a type taken by a verb to point out the time of associated action. There are 3 main tenses: gift tense: things that are true once the words are spoken or written; or are typically true; or for a few languages are true within the future Past tense: things that were true before the words were spoken or written Future tense: things which will or could be true when the words are spoken or written in The tense will be shown within the verb. For instance, am, is, and are invariably tense, and was and were ar invariably tense. Or the tense will be shown by adding words to the verb. In English, the words that we tend to raise the verb ar 'helping verbs' or 'auxiliaries', like me, have, shall, will, and so on.