Verb Tenses are different forms of verbs describing something happened in the past, happening at present or will happen in the future. By expanding these three forms, you will learn 16 tenses in all. There are three main types of verb tenses past, present and future. See also: 58 Tenses Exampes, Tenses Exercises, Tenses Worksheet PRESENT TENSE. Present tense shows the current action that is.