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1 Verb Tenses Perfect Tenses Theme 5 Lesson 24

2 Verbs The word tense comes from the Latin word, tempus, which means "time." The tense of a verb shows the time when an action or condition occurred. There are fourteen tenses in modern English.

3 There are three basic tenses: past, present, and future.basic tenses They show whether a simple action or condition occurred, occurs, or will occur in the past, present, or future.

4 There are three perfect tenses:perfect tenses past perfect present perfect future perfect They show whether an action or condition had occurred relative to the past, has occurred relative to the present, or will have occurred relative to the future.

5 Perfect Tenses Key Words Has / Have Had Will have

6 Present Perfect The present perfect consists of a past participle (verb) with "has" or "have." It designates action which began in the past but which continues into the present or the effect of which still continues. 1. Betty taught for ten years. (past) 2. Betty has taught for ten years. (present perfect) The implication in (1) is that Betty has retired; in (2), that she is still teaching. 1. John did his homework. He can go to the movies. 2. If John has done his homework, he can go to the movies.

7 Past Perfect The past perfect tense shows action in the past just as simple past does, but the action of the past perfect is action completed in the past before another action. 1. John raised vegetables and later sold them. (past) 2. John sold vegetables that he had raised. (past perfect) The vegetables were raised before they were sold.

8 1. Renee washed the car when George arrived (past) 2. Renee had washed the car when George arrived. (past perfect) In (1), she waited until George arrived and then washed the car. In (2), she had already finished washing the car by the time he arrived.

9 Future Perfect. The future perfect tense designates action that will have been completed at a specified time in the future. 1. Saturday I will finish my housework. (simple future) 2. By Saturday noon, I will have finished my housework. (future perfect)

10 Review 1. Judy saved thirty dollars. 2. Judy will save thirty dollars. 3. Judy has saved thirty dollars. 4. Judy had saved thirty dollars by the end of last month. 5. Judy will have saved thirty dollars by the end of this month.

11 Review/Answers 1. Judy saved thirty dollars. (past) 2. Judy will save thirty dollars. (future) 3. Judy has saved thirty dollars. (present perfect) 4. Judy had saved thirty dollars by the end of last month. (past perfect) 5. Judy will have saved thirty dollars by the end of this month. (future perfect)

12 Americans do not use the present perfect tense so much as British speakers. Americans often use the past tense instead. An American might say " Did you have lunch?", where a British person would say "Have you had lunch?


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