Tenses in the English Language

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Tenses in the English Language

There are many tenses in the English language and it can be difficult to remember them all.

Here is a chart showing you the tenses, the grammar rule and an example of how we use it.

I hope you find this useful.

Tenses in the English Language

 

              TENSE

            RULE

        EXAMPLE

     Present Simple

     Base Verb (V1)              

          I walk the dog          

     Present Continuous

     Is/am/are + V1 + ing

     I am walking the dog

     Present Perfect

     has/have + V3

     I have walked the dog

     Present Perfect Continuous         

     has/have been + V3

     I have been walking the dog

     Past Simple

     Past Simple (V2)

     I walked the dog

     Past Continuous

     was/were +V1 + ing 

     I was walking the dog

     Past Perfect

     had + V3

     I had walked the dog

     Past Perfect Continuous

     had+been +V3

     I had been walking the dog

     Future Simple

     will/shall + V1

     I will walk the dog

     Future Continuous     will/shall + be V1 +ing

     I will be walking the dog

     Future Perfect

     will/shall + V3

     I will have walked the dog

     Future Perfect Continuous

     will/shall have been + V1+ing     

     I will have been walking the dog     

Base Form (V1)

Past Simple (V2

Past Participle (V3)

 

  

 

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