Verb tense is the form of a verb that expresses the time an action takes place. Perfect tense verbs show completed or perfected action. The perfect tenses are formed with some form of the auxiliary verb 'to have.' As we will see from the examples in this lesson, verb tense is used to convey time.
The 4 Past Tenses: Examples Uses; simple past tense: I went. The Martians landed near the aqueduct. The simple past tense is used to describe a completed activity that started in the past and ended in the past. past progressive tense: I was going. He was painting the door when a bird struck the window.