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Summary of Verb Tenses




 
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Verbs have twelve tenses which show differences in the time of action or the time of the state of being.

 

Simple

Continuous

Perfect

Perfect Continuous

Present

Simple
Present

Present
Continuous

Present
Perfect

Present Perfect
Continuous

Past

Simple
Past

Past
Continuous

Past
Perfect

Past Perfect
Continuous

Future

Simple
Future

Future
Continuous

Future
Perfect

Future Perfect
Continuous

The following tables show examples of the different verb tenses.

The Simple Tenses

Simple Present Tense

Simple Past Tense

Simple Future Tense

I see

I saw

I will see

You see

You saw

You will see

We see

We saw

We will see

He/she/it sees

He/she/it saw

He/she/it will see

The Continuous/Progressive Tenses

The Present Continuous Tense

The Past Continuous Tense

The Future Continuous Tense

I am seeing

I was seeing

I will be seeing

You are seeing

You were seeing

You will be seeing

We are seeing

We were seeing

We will be seeing

He/she/it is seeing

He/she/it was seeing

He/she/it be seeing

The Perfect Tenses

The Present Perfect Tense

The Past Perfect Tense

The Future Perfect Tense

I have seen

I had seen

I will see

You have seen

You had seen

You will see

We have seen

We had seen

We will see

He/she/it has seen

He/she/it had seen

He/she/it will see

The Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tenses

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The Past Perfect Continuous Tense

The Future Perfect Continuous Tense

I have been seeing

I had been seeing

I will be seeing

You have been seeing

You had been seeing

You will be seeing

We have been seeing

We had been seeing

We will be seeing

He/she/it has been seeing

He/she/it had been seeing

He/she/it will be seeing




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English Grammar - Tenses overview - present, past, future, simple, continuous, progressive, perfect.

A video that explains verb forms and verb tenses in the English language.


 

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