Conjugation I write.We write. You write.You write. He, she, it writes. They write.
Conjugation I wrote.We wrote. You wrote.You wrote. He, She, It wrote.They wrote.
Conjugation I will write.We will write. You will write.You will write. He, She, It will write.They will write.
Past Perfect Sometimes two events happened in the past that are related, and you need to show which happened first. You will use the helping verb had for this tense. When I saw you yesterday, I had lost my keys. Saw is past tense, but the losing came before the seeing, so you show the first action by using HAD.
Common Mistakes to Avoid Be careful not to use would have for had and do not use would of, could of, or should of for would have, etc. Incorrect – If Martha would have come earlier, she could of seen me. Correct – If Martha had come earlier, she could have seen me.
Present Perfect Use the present perfect tense for an action that happened in the past but has continued into the present. To show this tense, use the helping verbs has or have. I have lived in Mississippi for ten years. It is clear that the speaker moved to Mississippi in the past and still lives in Mississippi.
Future Perfect For two future actions, show that one will happen before the other one by using the helping verbs will have. By the end of the year, you will have studied Julius Caesar. The year will end in the future, but before it does, you will have read the play.