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- How many tenses are there in English? 11 answers
I seem to remember
Simple vs continuous Past vs present (no future tense, that's present) Perfect vs "normal"
Okay, if we multiply that, we got 2*2*2=8 tenses in English.
Am I correct?
For example, say I want to express I kick a cat in 8 tenses I will got:
Simple past imperfect tense
I kicked a cat.
Simple past perfect tense
I had kicked a cat
Simple present tense
I kick a cat
Simple present perfect tense
I have kicked a cat
Continuous past imperfect tense
I was kicking a cat
Continuous past perfect tense
I had been kicking a cat
Continuous present tense
I am kicking a cat
Continuous present perfect tense
I have been kicking a cat
Am I correct here? Only 8 tenses right?