How Many Verb Tenses Are There in English?

Nope, not just past, present and future. There are 12 in total, thanks to grammatical aspect.

How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems obvious — there’s past, present, and future. But it isn’t quite that simple. Anna Ananichuk explains how thanks to something called grammatical aspect, each of those time periods actually divides further.

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