Verb tenses

The form of a verb shows whether the action it describes takes place in the present, the past, or the future. This is
called the verb’s tense. When a verb, such as hang, appears in this dictionary, the entry looks like this:

hangs hanging hung


The second line of the entry shows how the verb is written in
three different tenses—the present, the continuous present,and the past tense.
These tenses are used like this:

Present tense:
She hangs up her T-shirt.
Continuous present tense:
She is hanging up her T-shirt.
Past tense:
She hung up her T-shirt.

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