VERBS be, feel, look, seem, sound | become, get, grow The situation grew increasingly tense. | remain
ADV. extremely, incredibly, very | increasingly | a bit, a little, rather I was feeling a bit tense and restless.
PREP. about There's no point in getting tense about the situation.
ADJ. future, past, present | continuous, perfect, progressive, simple the present simple tense | verb
VERB + TENSE use | form ‘Have’ is the auxiliary verb used to form perfect tenses.
TENSE + NOUN marker | system
PREP. in the … ~ In the sentence ‘I stroked the cat’, ‘stroked’ is in the past tense.