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 on-going.

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").

See Also

Glossary of grammatical terms