Simple Aspect
 
 
 
 
Simple Aspect

In this lesson you will learn the definition of simple aspect and study examples of simple aspect.
Simple Aspect Definition
  • Simple aspect is an action, event, or condition which is incomplete (indefinite) and includes the following:
  • simple past
  • simple present
  • simple future
  • The table below shows the simple aspect
 
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
past
past
perfect
past
progressive
past
perfect
progressive
present simple
present
present
perfect
present
progressive
present
perfect
progressive
future simple
future
future
perfect
future
progressive
future
perfect
progressive
Simple Aspect Examples
  • Simple past: "I went." In English this implies that the action took place in the past and that it is not taking place now.
  • I painted the house.
  • I ate breakfast this morning.
  • I went to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Simple present: "I go." For many verbs, this is used to express habit or ability as in "I play the guitar."
  • I paint the house.
  • I eat breakfast this morning.
  • I go to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Simple future: "I will go." Can be used to express intention, prediction, and other conditions.
  • I will paint the house.
  • I will eat breakfast this morning.
  • I will go to the bookstore with my best friend.
 
Additional Information
An Introduction to Verb Tenses
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of verb tenses. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.