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    Difference between "tense" and "time"

    What is the difference between "tense" and "time"?

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    Re: Difference between "tense" and "time"

    Try looking up the words here. Come back to this thread if you have any problems with the definitions.

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    I think that "tense" refers to a period of time (e.g. from 15:00 yesterday to 10:30 tomorrow), but "time" refers to a particular point in time which is usually stated in "hours:minutes" (e.g. at 15:25 Monday).

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: Difference between "tense" and "time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    I think that "tense" refers to a period of time (e.g. from 15:00 yesterday to 10:30 tomorrow), but "time" refers to a particular point in time which is usually stated in "hours:minutes" (e.g. at 15:25 Monday).
    Which dictionary did you find that in?

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    Re: Difference between "tense" and "time"

    That is my reading .

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    Re: Difference between "tense" and "time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    That is my reading .
    Which dictionary definition is it your reading of? If you can provide that, we can look at how you may have misunderstood part of it. This will help you in your future use of dictionaries.

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    That definition reads, my emphasis added, "any of the forms of a verb that show the time, continuance, or completion of an action or state that is expressed by the verb. 'I am' is in the present tense, 'I was' is past tense, and 'I will be' is future tense" I fail to see how you can interpret that to mean, " "tense" refers to a period of time".

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    Yes, you are right. Thank you for your help.

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