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All English Tenses

All English Tenses

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TenseSignalwordsUseFormExamplesIExamplesExamplesaffirmativenegativeinterrogativeevervday
somethinghappensrepeatedly
sometimes
hooftensomethinghappens
allways
I
work.
I
don'twork.Do
I
work?
oneactionfollowsanotherSimple
oftenInfinitive
He
works.
He
doesn'twork.Does
he
work?
thingsingeneralPresent
usually
he/she/lit
+
-s
I
go.
I
don'tgo.Do
I
go?
withthefollowingverbs(tolove,to
setdorn
hate,tothink,etc.)He
goes.
He
doesn'tgo.Does
he
go?never~u
remeaning:timetables,programmes
first...thennow
I'm
work,ing.
I'm
notworking.Am
I
working?
somethingishappeningatthe
atthemoment
sametimeofspeakingorarounditHe's
working.
He
isn'tworking.Is
he
working?
Present
tobe(am/are/is)
+
Progressive
Look!
~u'remeaning:whenyouhave
Infinitive
+
ing
I'm
going.
I'm
notgoing.Am
I
going?
a'lready
decidedandarranged
to
Listent
doit(afixedplan,date)He's
going.
He
isn'tgoing.Is
he
going?last...
I
worked.
I
didn'twork.Did
I
work?
actiontookplaceinthepast,regular:
..agoInfinitive
+
-ed
He
worked.
He
didn'twork.D.id
he
work?
SimplemostlyconnectedwithanPast
in1990
expressionoftime(noconnectionirregular:
I
went.
Ididn't
go.Did
I
go?
tothepresent)
.r&
..A:lI
yest'erday
r
~
.l.-
He
went.
He
didn'tgo.Did
he
go?
:y
.....
 
anactionhappenedinthemiddle
I
wasworking.
I
wasn'tworking.Was
I
working?ofanotheractionPastwas/were
+
Hewasworking.Hewasn'tworking.Washeworking?Progressivew:hilesomeonewasdoingsth.ataInfinitive
+
-,ingcertaintime(inthepast)-you
I
wasgoing.
I
wasn'tgoing.Was
I
going?don'tknowwhetheritwasfinishedornotHewasgoing.Hewasn'tgoing.Washegoing?justyetneverever
I
haveworked.
I
haven'tworked.Have
I
worked?yousaythatsth.hashappenedorhave/has
+
pastSimplealreadyisfinishedinthepastand
lit
hasaparticipleHehasworked.Hehasn'tworked.Hasheworked?PresentconnectiontothepresentPerfectsofar,*(infinitive
+
-ed)
or
I
havegone.
I
haven'tgone.Have
I
gone?action
started
inthepastand(3rdcolumnoftablecontinuesuptothepresentofirregularverbs)Hehasgone.Hehasn'tgone.Hashegone?ptonow,sincefor,recently
I
havebeen
I
haven'tbeenHave
I
beenallday
actionbeganinthepastandhas
work,ing.working.work,ing?thewboledayjuststoppedHehasbeenHehasn'tbeenHashebeenPresentPerfecthow'longhow!Iongtheactionhasbeenhave/has
+
been
+
work,ing.working.working?ProgressivehappeningInfinitive
+
-,ingsince
I
havebeengoing.
I
haven'tbeengoing.Have
I
beengoing?emphasis:lengthoftimeofanforactionHehasbeenHehasn'tbeenHashebeen
~
.Ail
going.going.going?

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