Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-english-anna-ananichuk How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems obvious — there’s past, present, and future. But it isn't quite that simple. Anna Ananichuk explains how thanks to something called grammatical aspect, each of those time periods actually divides further. Lesson by Anna Ananichuk, directed by Luke Rotzler. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Fiona Prince, Anthony Kudolo, Mrinalini, Yanuar Ashari, Antero Semi, Ivan Todorović, Sdiep Sriram, Hachik Masis Bagdatyan, Matteo De Micheli, Kostadin Mandulov, Miami Beach Family, David & Pamela Fialkoff, Mayra Urbano, Brittiny Elman, vivian james, Ryohky Araya, Steven LaVoy, Adil Abdulla, Joanne Luce, Jason A Saslow, Mukamik, John Christian S. Ramos, Bev Millar, Merit Gamertsfelder, Lex Azevedo.