"Attend’’ means “to go to an event, or place’’, and “to go officially, usually, or regularly to a place’’. Let us explain how the term “attend” is used in various tenses.
Die woord "woon’’ is applied as an action word in various forms of all tenses. We also get the idea of happening something as a result of, and at the same time as. The forms of “attend’’ are changed when we apply the term in different forms of tenses.
Let us go through some interesting facts along with examples and explanations regarding the usage of “attend’’ in all tense forms.
“Attend’’ in the present tense.
The present tense refers to the actions of the present moment and refers to an action that is going on. Let us see the usage of “attend’’ in the teenwoordige tyd.
We can apply the word “attend’’ in the present tense to indicate an action referring to the presence of someone at an event or activity. We also use it to look after someone, especially someone who is ill or someone is in an important position.
When is “attend’’ used in the present tense?
We use the word “attend’’ as an action word in the present tense when we need to express the existence with something else, or to happen as a result of it. We can also apply it in the present tense to refer to someone’s presence in a certain place.
The tabular format below will provide us examples and explanations of how the word “attend’’ is used in the present tense.
|The forms of present tense||voorbeeld||Verduideliking|
|1. Simple present tense/ Present indefinite tense||Everyone attends the office regularly.||The example contains the usage of “attend’’ in the present indefinite tense. As the subject is the third person and the plural number, an “s’’ is added with the main verb. We get the sense that everyone remains present in the office.|
|2. Present progressive tense/ Present continuous tense||Are you attending a function tonight?||The term “attend’’ is used in the present progressive tense. It refers to an action that is going on i.e. they are going to the function tonight. As it is an interrogative sentence, the auxiliary verb is used before the subject.|
|3. Hedendaagse volmaakte tyd||My friends have attended my uncle’s marriage ceremony||Here is the action word “attend’’ in the present perfect tense. The verb is its past participle form after the “to have verb’’ have that shows that an action has been done but the result still remains intact.|
|4. Present perfect progressive tense/ Present perfect continuous tense||Suiza and Tanmoy have been attending the party for two hours.||The verb “attend’’ is used here in the present perfect progressive tense. Therefore, the verb is applied in its present participle form “attending” after the “to have verb” have been. We come to know that two persons Surza and Tanmoy have been doing the function for a period of time.|
“Attend’’ in the past tense.
The past tense is a grammatical tense that gives us actions of the previous time. Let us see how the term “attend’’ is used in the verlede tyd.
The word “attend’’ is used in its past form “bygewoon” to show that someone was present at an event or activity. It is used in a sentence followed by a direct object.
When is “attended’’ used in the past tense?
The word “attended’’ is used in the past tense when we need to mention the participation of someone in an event or action in the past time or past moment. We can use it when the appearance of someone in a certain event was taking place.
The table will give examples and their explanations on the application of “attend’’ in the past form “attended’’ for our good realization.
|The forms of past tense||voorbeeld||Verduideliking|
|1. Simple past tense/ Past indefinite tense||Abhirup attended the meeting yesterday.||The term “attend’’ is used in the simple past tense in its second form “attended’’ to refer to an action that was done in the past. We come to know that Abhirup participated in the meeting yesterday.|
|2. Past progressive tense/ Past continuous tense||We were attending the prize-giving ceremony organized by our school.||The referred sentence offers us the usage of “attend’’ in the past progressive tense. It can show us that an action was continuing in the past. The present participle form “attending” is used with the “to be verb” was.|
|3. Verlede volmaakte tyd||Pintu had attended the rehearsal program before we went there.||Here the verb “attend’’ is used in the past perfect tense and is applied after the “to have verb’’ had and “attended” in the past participle form. It shows that an action was done before another action i. e. Pintu had gone to the rehearsal before our arrival.|
|4. Past perfect progressive tense/ Past perfect continuous tense||The singer had been attending the singing competition for an hour before the audience arrived.||Here the action word “attend’’ is used in the past perfect progressive tense to show an action that was in progress for some time before another action.|
“Attend’’ in the future tense.
The future tense refers to an action that will take place or will be taking place in the future. Now we are going to learn how “attend’’ is used in the toekomstige tyd.
We can apply the term “attend’’ in the future to represent someone’s participation in activities in the future.
When is “attend’’ used in the future tense?
The term “attend’’ is used in the future tense when we need to present someone who will be present in an event or place in the future. Its forms then will be like will attend, shall attend, will be attending, shall be attending, shall have attended, will have attended, shall have been or will have been attending, etc.
The tabular format below will help us to find out the examples and their detailed explanations on the usage of the term “attend’’ in the future tense.
|The forms of future tense||voorbeeld||Verduideliking|
|1. Eenvoudige toekomstige tyd/ Toekomstige onbepaalde tyd||My father will surely attend the picnic arranged by my uncle.||Here the verb “attend’’ is used with the modal auxiliary verb “will” in the future tense that shows an action of the future. We come to know that my father will join the picnic without fail.|
|2. Toekomstige progressiewe tyd/ Future continuous tense||Hrishikesh will be attending the farewell ceremony tomorrow.||Here the action verb “attend’’ deals with the activity of the next time. So, the verb is used after the “to be verb’’ will be with its present participle form.|
|3. Toekomstige volmaakte tyd||Soumya will have attended the show before we arrive at the auditorium.||In the cited example, it is seen that the verb “attend’’ is used in the future perfect tense to show an action that will have been done before another action. The past participle form “attended’’ is applied after the “to have verb’’ will have.|
|4. Toekomstige volmaakte progressiewe tyd/ Future perfect continuous tense||Jiten will have been attending the group for half an hour before Gargi arrives.||Here the action word “attend’’ is used in the future perfect progressive tense to indicate an action will be in progress for some time before another action. The verb is applied in the present participle form “attending’’ with “to have verb’’ will have been.|
The article deals with a clear description of the usage of the term “attend’’ in the present, past, and future tenses. We can also frame some phrases with this term such as “attend to’’, “attend at’’ etc. We will be able to use these words in the right forms whenever we need to apply them.