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**The Tense of the Verb in Active Voice**

Indefinite/ Simple Continuous/ Progressive Perfect Perfect Continuous Present She sweeps the floor every day She is sweeping the floor now She has already swept the floor She has been sweeping the floor since morning Past She swept the floor yesterday She was sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday She had swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday She had been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came Future She will sweep the floor tomorrow She will be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow She will have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow She will have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come

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**Present Indefinite/ Simple Tense**

She sweeps the floor every day Negative sentence: She doesn’t sweep the floor every day. General question: Does she sweep the floor every day? Alternative question: Does she sweep or wash the floor every day? Tail question: She sweeps the floor every day, doesn’t she? Special question: What does she sweep every day? Who sweeps the floor every day?

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**Present Continuous/ Progressive Tense**

She is sweeping the floor now Negative sentence: She isn’t sweeping the floor now. General question: Is she sweeping the floor every day? Alternative question: Is she sweeping or washing the floor now? Tail question: She is sweeping the floor now, isn’t she? Special question: What is she sweeping now? Who is sweeping the floor now?

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**Present Perfect Tense She has already swept the floor**

Negative sentence: She hasn’t swept the floor yet. General question: Has she already swept the floor? Alternative question: Has she already swept or washed the floor? Tail question: She has already swept the floor, hasn’t she? Special question: What has she already swept? Who has already swept the floor?

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**Present Perfect Continuous Tense**

She has been sweeping the floor since morning Negative sentence: She hasn’t been sweeping the floor since morning. General question: Has she been sweeping the floor since morning? Alternative question: Has she been sweeping or washing the floor since morning? Tail question: She has been sweeping the floor since morning, hasn’t she? Special question: What has she been sweeping since morning? Who has been sweeping the floor since morning?

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**Past Indefinite/ Simple Tense**

She swept the floor yesterday Negative sentence: She didn’t sweep the floor yesterday. General question: Did she sweep the floor yesterday? Alternative question: Did she sweep or wash the floor yesterday? Tail question: She swept the floor yesterday, didn’t she? Special question: What did she sweep yesterday? Who swept the floor yesterday?

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**Past Continuous/ Progressive Tense**

She was sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday Negative sentence: She wasn’t sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday. General question: Was she sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday? Alternative question: Was she sweeping or washing the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday? Tail question: She was sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday, wasn’t she? Special question: What was she sweeping at 5 o’clock yesterday? Who was sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock yesterday?

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**Past Perfect Tense She had swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday**

Negative sentence: She hadn’t swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday. General question: Had she swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday? Alternative question: Had she swept or washed the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday? Tail question: She had swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday, hadn’t she? Special question: What had she swept by 5 o’clock yesterday? Who had swept the floor by 5 o’clock yesterday?

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**Past Perfect Continuous Tense**

She had been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came Negative sentence: She hadn’t been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came. General question: Had she been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came? Alternative question: Had she been sweeping or washing the floor for two hours when I came? Tail question: She had been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came, hadn’t she? Special question: What had she been sweeping for two hours when I came? Who had been sweeping the floor for two hours when I came?

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**Future Indefinite/ Simple Tense**

She will sweep the floor tomorrow Negative sentence: She won’t sweep the floor tomorrow. General question: Will she sweep the floor tomorrow? Alternative question: Will she sweep or wash the floor tomorrow? Tail question: She will sweep the floor tomorrow, won’t she? Special question: What will she sweep tomorrow? Who will sweep the floor tomorrow?

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**Future Continuous/Progressive Tense**

She will be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow Negative sentence: She won’t be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow. General question: Will she be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow? Alternative question: Will she be sweeping or washing the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow? Tail question: She will be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow, won’t she? Special question: What will she be sweeping at 5 o’clock tomorrow? Who will be sweeping the floor at 5 o’clock tomorrow?

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Future Perfect Tense She will have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow Negative sentence: She won’t have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow. General question: Will she have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow? Alternative question: Will she have swept or washed the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow? Tail question: She will have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow, won’t she? Special question: What will she have swept by 5 o’clock tomorrow? Who will have swept the floor by 5 o’clock tomorrow?

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**Present Indefinite/ Simple Tense**

She will have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come Negative sentence: She won’t have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come. General question: Will she have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come? Alternative question: Will she have been sweeping or washing the floor for two hours when I come? Tail question: She will have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come, won’t she? Special question: What will she have been sweeping for two hours when I come? Who will have been sweeping the floor for two hours when I come?

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