Indefinite Tense Examples

Indefinite Tense

The indefinite (or simple) tenses are used to describe actions but do not state whether the action is complete or ongoing. Examples:
  • In the past: I went / they ate / she felt
  • (the simple past tense)
  • In the present: I go / we clean / it recovers
  • (the simple present tense)
  • In the future: I will go / you will act / he will fly
  • (the simple future tense)
Verbs can be categorised by aspect. These are said to be in the indefinite aspect (also called the simple aspect).
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Glossary of grammatical terms