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English Tenses Through Images Everything you need to know about using tense in English!
Present Continuous The sun is setting over the sea. Present Continuous Tense actions that are happening at the moment actions that are programmed in the future How to Form the Present Continuous I am drinking. I am… You are… He/She/It is… We are… They are…
Present Simple Present Simple Tense Facts and generalization Habits and routines Permanent situations State verbs (e.g. be, have, think, know) Fixed/ official arrangement that we can't change How to Form the Present Simple I drink I… You… He/She/It… We… They… He watches too much television.
Present Perfect Continuous Present Perfect Continuous Tense actions that started in the past and continue in the present actions which began in the past and have recently stopped How to Form the Present Perfect Continuous I have been drinking I have been… You have been… He/She/It has been… We have been… They have been…. The mother and her daughter have been walking along the river.
Present Perfect Present Perfect Tense actions that happened at an indefinite time actions that began in the past and continue in the present How to Form the Present Perfect I have drunk. I have… You have… He/She/It has… We have… They have… I have won the race.
Past Continuous Past Continuous Tense past actions in progress. How to Form the Past Continuous I was drinking I was… You were… He/She/It was… We were… They were… He was throwing balls in the air.
Past Simple Past Simple Tense actions that happened at a specific time in the past How to Form the Past Simple I drank. I… You… He/She/It… We… They… She rang the doorbell.
Past Perfect Past Perfect Tense one action in the past occurred before another action in the past How to Form the Past Perfect I had drunk. I had… You had… He/She/It had… We had… They had… The goalkeeper had made the wrong decision.
Past Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous Tense one action in the past occurred before another action in the past focus on the duration of an activity rather than the result of it How to Form the Past Perfect Continuous I had been drinking. I had been… You had been… He/She/It had been… We had been… They had been… He had been working all night.
Future Simple Future Simple Tense Promises Unplanned actions Predictions based on experience or intuition How to Form the Future Simple I will drink. I will… She will… He/She/It will… We will… They will… You will meet a tall, dark stranger.
Future Continuous Future Continuous Tense will be in the middle of doing something in a specified time in the future. How to Form the Future Continuous I will be drinking. I will be… You will be… He/She/It will be… We will be… They will be… What will you be having for dessert?
Future Perfect Future Perfect Tense an action that will be finished before some point in the future How to Form the Future Perfect I will have drunk. I will have… You will have… He/She/It will have… We will have… They will have… He will have solved the case soon.
Future Perfect Continuous actions that will be happening at a definite moment in the future How to Form the Future Perfect Continuous I will have been drinking. I will have been… You will have been… He/She/It will have been… We will have been… They will have been… They will have been running all day.
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