LIST OF ENGLISH TENSES

ACTIVE TENSES SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PERFECT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
PRESENT work / works am / is / are working have / has worked have / has been working
NEGATIVE FORM do not work / does not work am / is / are not working have / has not worked have / has not been working
QUESTION FORM Do you work / Does he work? Are you / Is he working? Have you / Has he worked? Have you been working?
WHEN TO USE routines / habits / facts unfinished actions / actions in progress in the present life experience / past actions with present importance (incomplete) past action for which there is evidence in the present
ACTIVE TENSES SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PERFECT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
PAST walked was / were walking had walked had been walking
Negative Form did not walk was not walking had not walked had not been walking
Question Form Did you work? Were you working...? Had you worked before.....? Had you been working before....?
WHEN TO USE completed action / finished time unfinished actions / actions in progress in the past to show one action happened before another in the past (incomplete) past action for which there was evidence in the past
ACTIVE TENSES SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PERFECT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
FUTURE will work will be working will have worked will have been working
NEGATIVE FORM will not work will not be working will not have worked will not have been working
QUESTION FORM Will you work? Will you be working? Will you have worked? will you have been working?
WHEN TO USE intentions / decisions / predictions to show a future incomplete action to show an action will have been completed by a particular time in the future to show the length of time of a future incomplete action

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