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Indefinite Aspect

Any verb (in the past, present or future) in the indefinite (or simple) tense is said to be in the "indefinite aspect" (also called the "simple aspect").  Such verbs are used to describe actions but do not state whether the action is complete or on-going.


In the past: I went / they ate / she felt
(the simple past tense)
In the present: I go / we clean / it recovers
(the simple present tense)
In the future: I will go / you will act / he will fly
(the simple future tense)
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