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hello grammarians now previously we had spoken about the just a basic idea of verb aspect which is kind of like tenses for tenses and I know that's a little bland wheels within wheels ridiculous but will make sense of it what aspect allows you to do is situate more exactly your verbs in time so if you're telling a story you want to indicate when something happened in that story then you would use verb tense to indicate when it happened and the next layer of complexity after that in terms of being specific about when stuff happens in time is aspect but I'm going to teach you today about the simple aspect which I don't really need to teach you about to be frank because you already know what it is and staring at us this entire time the simple aspect is really just the bare tense of whatever conjugation you choose to do so if you're looking if you're talking at the present tense right here so you say I walk that's it that's simple it doesn't it doesn't indicate anything else about whether or not the walking is completed or the walking is ongoing it's just I walk same thing with the future I will walk same thing with the past I walked if it doesn't have any helper verbs for the past or the present and the only helper verb it has for the future is will then it's simple that's it that's the bare minimum required to express the idea using that tense that's the simple aspect you can learn anything David out