What is verb tense? Verbs are words which express actions. The tense of a verb tells us the time when the action took place, in the past, the present or the future. Identifying verb tenses There are three main tenses: present, past and future.
In English, the words "see," "look," and "watch" have similar meanings. Thus, it can be difficult to know which one to use sometimes. Check out this American English at State graphic to help you understand the different meanings of these three words!