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Tense

Verb tense is the expression of the time frame for the action of the verb. The form of the verb expresses the time frame.

Present Tense. [The action occurs in the immediate present]:

He stops the puck.

Present Progressive Tense [The action is ongoing in the present]:

He is stopping the puck.

Past Tense [The action occurred in the past]:

He stopped the puck.

Past Progressive [The action is ongoing in the past]:

He was stopping the puck.

Perfect Tense [The action extends from the past to the present]:

He has stopped the puck.

Past Perfect Tense [The action occurred at a time prior to another past time]:

He had stopped the puck.

Future Tense [The action will occur]:

He will stop the puck.

Future Perfect Tense [The action will have already occurred at a point in the future]:

He will have stopped the puck.