English Verb Tenses

 

To decide which verb tense you should use:
• Are you describing something which happened before now? If so, use a past tense.
• Are you describing something which is happening now? If it is happening now, use a present tense.
• Are you describing something which hasn’t happened yet? Now you use a future tense.

Note: I will refer to an infinitive without the “to” as a bare infinitive.