simple tense

  1. grammar a tense of verbs, in English and other languages, not involving the use of an auxiliary verb in addition to the main verb, as for example the past he drowned as opposed to the future he will drown

Words Nearby simple tense

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How to use simple tense in a sentence

  • In the vulgar speech, much the same distinction exists, but the perfect becomes a sort of simple tense by the elision of have.

    The American Language | Henry L. Mencken
  • Anstataŭ, Antaŭ ol and Krom are used before the infinitive, when in English we use the participle or a simple tense.