In English grammar, a tense is a grammatical category that indicates the time frame in which an action or state of being takes place. There are 12 tenses in English, which are divided into two groups: the simple tenses, which express a single moment in time, and the progressive (continuous) tenses, which express an ongoing or continuous action.
Here is a table that shows the 12 tenses in English, along with examples of positive, negative, and interrogative (question) sentences for each tense:
The 12 tenses in English are:
Present Perfect Continuous
Past Perfect Continuous
Future Perfect Continuous