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Section 11.3.1

Verb Tense

Verb tense places an event in the present, the past, or the future.

Simple Present Tense

As an object approaches the speed of light, its mass rises.

Simple Past Tense

In 1887, Albert Michelson and Edward Morley compared the speed of light in the direction of the earth's motion with that at right angles to the earth's motion.

--Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

Future Tense

We will calculate our results to the nearest tenth.

See also Present Perfect Tense, Past Perfect Tense, and Future Perfect Tense.

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