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tense

[tɛns]

  1. adj

    1. tenso

    2. muscle rígido; teso

  2. n

    Ling

    tempo

  3. vt

    SYN tighten(muscles)

    retesar

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Word forms

tense

verb
Basic forms
Pasttensed
Imperativetense
Present Participle (Participle I)tensing
Past Participle (Participle II)tensed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I tensewe tense
you tenseyou tense
he/she/it tensesthey tense
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am tensingwe are tensing
you are tensingyou are tensing
he/she/it is tensingthey are tensing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have tensedwe have tensed
you have tensedyou have tensed
he/she/it has tensedthey have tensed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been tensingwe have been tensing
you have been tensingyou have been tensing
he/she/it has been tensingthey have been tensing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I tensedwe tensed
you tensedyou tensed
he/she/it tensedthey tensed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was tensingwe were tensing
you were tensingyou were tensing
he/she/it was tensingthey were tensing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had tensedwe had tensed
you had tensedyou had tensed
he/she/it had tensedthey had tensed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been tensingwe had been tensing
you had been tensingyou had been tensing
he/she/it had been tensingthey had been tensing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will tensewe shall/will tense
you will tenseyou will tense
he/she/it will tensethey will tense
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be tensingwe shall/will be tensing
you will be tensingyou will be tensing
he/she/it will be tensingthey will be tensing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have tensedwe shall/will have tensed
you will have tensedyou will have tensed
he/she/it will have tensedthey will have tensed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been tensingwe shall/will have been tensing
you will have been tensingyou will have been tensing
he/she/it will have been tensingthey will have been tensing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would tensewe should/would tense
you would tenseyou would tense
he/she/it would tensethey would tense
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be tensingwe should/would be tensing
you would be tensingyou would be tensing
he/she/it would be tensingthey would be tensing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have tensedwe should/would have tensed
you would have tensedyou would have tensed
he/she/it would have tensedthey would have tensed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been tensingwe should/would have been tensing
you would have been tensingyou would have been tensing
he/she/it would have been tensingthey would have been tensing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am tensedwe are tensed
you are tensedyou are tensed
he/she/it is tensedthey are tensed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being tensedwe are being tensed
you are being tensedyou are being tensed
he/she/it is being tensedthey are being tensed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been tensedwe have been tensed
you have been tensedyou have been tensed
he/she/it has been tensedthey have been tensed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was tensedwe were tensed
you were tensedyou were tensed
he/she/it was tensedthey were tensed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being tensedwe were being tensed
you were being tensedyou were being tensed
he/she/it was being tensedthey were being tensed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been tensedwe had been tensed
you had been tensedyou had been tensed
he/she/it had been tensedthey had been tensed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be tensedwe shall/will be tensed
you will be tensedyou will be tensed
he/she/it will be tensedthey will be tensed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been tensedwe shall/will have been tensed
you will have been tensedyou will have been tensed
he/she/it will have been tensedthey will have been tensed

tense

noun
SingularPlural
Common casetensetenses
Possessive casetense'stenses'

tense

adjective
Positive degreetense
Comparative degreetenser
Superlative degreetensest