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Ever wonder, english has many more than (9+3) 12 tenses

Thanks for your questions from my previous blog. I named this chart ‘Simple tenses’, whereas Oxford University also names all indefinite tenses as simple tenses. Why a particular category has not been named to simplify teaching English.

Why I names my copyright chart ‘Simple Tenses’?

All tenses that tell location, position, condition & possession of a subject have been named ‘Simple Tenses’ in my chart, and others when subject performs an action define ‘indefinite, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous tenses. F ex.

I had a good job. (Simple tense, possession) I had taken a shower.(past perfect, action)

I didn’t have any job. (Simple tense, possession) I hadn’t taken a shower yet. (-ve PP)

Hope this clarifies your doubts.

You all kinds of questions related with grammar are welcome.

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