English Verb Tenses


English verb tenses are difficult for both teacher and learner during the language learning/teaching process. We have tried to give you all some wonderful rules to follow, so that you will be able to teach and/or learn that lesson better. English Verb Tenses

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Simple Verb Tenses

Simple Present:English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [VERB] + s/es in third person

Ex:

- I study English everyday.

Simple Past: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [VERB + ed] or irregular verb

Ex:

- Two years ago, I studied English in England.

Simple FutureEnglish Verb Tenses

Form:

- [will + Verb]  

- [am/is/are + going to + Verb]

Ex:

- If you are having problems, I will help you study English.

- I am going to study English next year.


Continuous Verb Tenses

Present Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [am/is/are + present participle]

Ex:

- I am studying English now.

Past Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [was/were + present participle]

Ex:

- I was studying English when you called yesterday.

Future Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [will be + present participle]

- [am/is/are + going to be + present participle]

Ex:

- I will be studying English when you arrive tonight.

- I am going to be studying English when you arrive tonight.


Perfect Verb Tenses

Present Perfect: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [has/have + past participle]

Ex:

- I have studied English in several different countries.

Past Perfect: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [had + past participle]

Ex:

- I had studied a little English before I moved to the U.S.

Future Perfect: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [will have + past participle]

- [am/is/are + going to have + past participle]

Ex:

- I will have studied every tense by the time I finish this course.

- I am going to have studied every tense by the time I finish this course.


Perfect Continuous Verb Tenses

Present Perfect Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [has/have + been + present participle]

Ex:

- I have been studying English for 10 years.

Past Perfect Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [had been + present participle]

Ex:

- I had been studying English for five years before I moved to the U.S.

Future Perfect Continuous: English Verb Tenses

Form:

- [will have been + present participle]

- [am/is/are + going to have been + present participle]

Ex:

- I will have been studying English for over two hours by the time you arrive. 

- I am going to have been studying English for over two hours by the time you arrive.


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