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English Tenses

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*Tenses In English Grammar*

Many English learners worry too much about tense. If you stopped 100 native English speakers in the street and asked them about tense, one of them might give you an intelligent answer - if you were lucky. The other 99 would know little about terms like "past perfect" or "present continuous". And they would know nothing about aspect, voice or mood. But they can all speak fluent English and communicate effectively. Of course, for ESL(English as a Second Language) it helps to know about tenses, but don't become obsessed with them. Be like those native speakers! Speak naturally!

Languages Effects On Tenses:

Tenses cannot always be translated from one language to another. While verbs in all languages have typical forms by which they are identified and indexed in dictionaries, usually the most common present tense or an infinitive, their meanings vary among languages.

Grammatical Tense is a temporal linguistic quality expressing the time at, during, or over which a state or action denoted by a verb occurs.

Tense is one of at least five qualities, along with Mood, Voice, Aspect, and No. of Persons or things, which verb forms may express:


Indicative mood expresses a simple statement of fact, which can be positive (affirmative) or negative. While interrogative mood expresses a question and imperative mood expresses a command. One more moood is subjunctive mood which expresses what is imagined or wished or possible:

  • Affirmative: I like coffee.
  • Negative: I do not like coffee.
  • Interrogative: (Why do or do) you like coffee?
  • Imperative: Sit down!
  • subjunctive: The President ordered that he attend the meeting.



    Voice shows the relationship of the subject to the action. In the active voice, the subject does the action such as: cats eat mice. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action lile: mice are eaten by cats. Among other things, we can use voice to help us change the focus of attention. For the detail click on Active & Passive Voice.



    Aspect expresses a feature of the action related to time, such as completion or duration. Present simple and past simple tenses have no aspect, but if we wish we can stress with other tenses that:

  • The action or state referred to by the verb is completed (and often still relevant), for example: have emailed the report to Jane. (so now she has the report). This is called perfective aspect, using (perfect tenses.)

  • The action or state referred to by the verb is in progress or continuing (that is, uncompleted), for example:We are eating. This is called progressive aspect, using (progressive or continuous tenses).


    No. of Persons or things:

    In a sentence there are 3 major things in any sentence. Subject, Verb and Object. Subject is actually the one who perform any action. In any sentence, subject can be use in the following ways:
    • 1st Person: I and We
    • 2nd Person: You
    • 3rd Person: He, She, It and They
    Verb: The word which shows any action.
    Object: The person or things on which the action is going on or done. In any sentence object can be use in the following ways:
    • 1st Person: Me and Us
    • 2nd Person: You
    • 3rd Person: Him, Her, It and Them

    The links below are to lessons for each of the 12 basic tenses. In each lesson we look at two aspects of the tense:

  • Structure: How do we make the tense?
  • Use: When and why do we use the tense?

    Some lessons look at additional aspects, and most of them finish with a quiz to check your understanding.

    Present Tense

  • I do do, I do.

    Present Continuous Tense

  • I am doing, I am doing tomorrow.

    Present Perfect Tense

  • I have done.

    Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been doing

    Past Tense

  • I did do, I did

    Past Continuous Tense

  • I was doing

    Past Perfect Tense

  • I had done

    Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been doing

    Future Tense

  • I will do

    Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be doing

    Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have done

    Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been doing
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