Following on from my last blog post about deriving Gherkin from conversations, I wanted to share some tips on tenses. This is beginner stuff, but it turns out there are a lot of beginners out there! It also isn’t gospel, so if you’re doing something different, it’s probably OK.
Contexts have happened in the past
When I phrase a context, I often put it in the past tense:
Given Fred bought a microwave
Sometimes the past has set up something which is ongoing in the present, but it’s not an action as much as a continuation. So we’ll either use the…