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English Tenses

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PRESENT SIMPLE   PRESENT PROGRESSIVE

1st form / he, she, it + s // they go, he goes   am / is / are + verb + ing // I am going
It is used with habits and general statements.   It is used when something is happening at the moment.
Key words: always, often, usually, every, never, generally, seldom, rarely, hardly ever, sometimes, normally   Key words: look, listen, now, at the moment
     
PAST SIMPLE   PAST PROGRESSIVE
2nd form // he went, they played   was / were + ing form // he was going
It is used to tell or talk about a past action.   It is used to tell or talk about a long action in the past.
Key words: yesterday, last, ago, in 1970   Key words: while, when
     
WILL FUTURE   FUTURE TENSES
will + 1st form ( N.: won't) // he will be, she will go   Going to - FUTURE
It is used to talk about the future.   am / is / are + going to + verb
    Present progressive - FUTURE
Key words: tomorrow, next   Present tense - FUTURE
     
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE   PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE
have / has + 3rd form // she has gone   have / has + been + ing form // he has been going
It is used when a past action started in the past and has just finished or is still happening. There has to be a relation to the present.   It is used like the simple form, but only with long actions.
Key words: already, just, ever, never, yet, for, since   Key words: how long, all day, for, since
     
PAST PERFECT SIMPLE   PAST PERFECT PROGRESSIVE
had + 3rd form // she had gone   had been + ing form // he had been going
It is used when an action had happened before another action in the past took place.   It is used like the simple form, but only with long actions.
Key words: after, before   Key words: how long, before, after

 


EXERCISES

Mixed Tenses - Exercise 1 - fill in exercise - all tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 2 - fill in exercise - all tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 3 - fill in exercise - all tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 4 - present or past tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 5 - complete the sentences with the tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 6 - complete the sentences with the tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 7 - complete the sentences with the tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 8 - complete the sentences with the tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 9 - fill in exercise - all tenses
Mixed Tenses - Exercise 10 - fill in exercise - all tenses