Present tense is the form of language used to refer to an event, transaction, or occurrence which is happening now (or at the present time), or an object that currently exists.
The tense or time form of a verb used to refer to an event or occurrence that has not yet happened or is expected to happen in the future.
1.Something that is not active, but rather is acted upon.
2. When the subject of a sentence has an action done to them. (eg. "The earth was hit by a meteorite" rather than "A meteorite hit the earth".) See Passive voice.
Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; — opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality. The use of auxiliary verbs to express modality is characteristic of Germanic languages.
a linear representation of significant events in a subject area such as the history of art, shown in chronological order
a verb form indicating that an action or state has been completed at the present time, in the past, or will be completed in the future. English has three perfect tenses: