Study of tenses is very important in learning English language. Tense indicates time of an action. Study of tenses shows how to use verb in different types of sentences.

There are three basic types of tenses.

  1. Present Tense
  2. Past Tense
  3. Future Tense

All these tenses have four sub types.

  1. Simple
  2. Continuous
  3. Perfect
  4. Perfect Continuous

So in total there are 12 types of tenses.