The simple tenses refer to the simple past tense, the simple present tense and the simple future tense.
There is a simple present, past and future tense. There are also perfect present, past and future tenses.
present tense past tense future tense
"Simple" isn't a verb, so it doesn't have any tenses.
Simple past tense - announced Simple present tense - announce/announces Simple future tense - will announce
The simple tenses are the one-word tenses. We have the simple present tense and the simple past tense. An example of the simple present: I go, you go, he goes, she goes, it goes, we go, they go. An example of simple past: I went, you went he went, she went, it went, we went, they went.
Present tense: I am; you are; he,she,it is; we are, they are. Simple past I was, you were; he,she,it were; we were; they were
Past tense - flew (simple) & flown (past participle) Present tense - I/you/we/they fly. He/she/it flies. The present participle is flying. Future tense - will fly.
Stay in one tense. Past, present, or future. A sentence shouldn't contain a past tense verb and a present tense verb. You can, however, mix present simple, present progressive, and present perfect. The same can be said for past and future tenses. There are times when the mixing of past, present, and future is acceptable.
Past tense - was and were. Present tense - am, are and is.
Take already is the present tense. Took is the past tense.
There are two simple tenses. Present simple and past simple. The word simple means one verb ie not a verb phrase.Present simple has one verb in a present tense form eg They walk to school. -- walk is the present tense verb.Past simple has one verb in a past tense form eg We walked to school. -- walked is the past tense verb.