English Grammar Tenses

Simple Present Tense

Singular He She It Plural We They Special I You

play / plays plays plays plays play play play play

Singular He She It Plural We They Special I You

walk / walks walks walks walks walk walk walk walk

Singular He She It Plural We They Special I You

swim / swims swims swims swims swim swim swim swim

Singular He She It Plural We They Special I You

play / plays has has has have have have have

Singular He She It Plural We They Special I You

play / plays does does does do do do do

Why use Present Tense ?
‡ Something that is correct now 1) I live in Happy Garden. 2) She works in the office. 3) The dog sleeps in its cage.

Why use Present Tense ?
‡ Something that is always correct 1) The sun rises in the east. 2) The earth turns on it¶s axis. 3) Blood flows in the body.

Why use Present Tense ?
‡ Something that happens again and again

1) They often play basketball. 2) He seldom tells lies. 3) We always sweep the floor. 4) She plays badminton everyday.

Present Tense

Past Tense

play walk kick smile prepare
+s

plays walks kicks smiles prepares
at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

say enjoy buy

says enjoys buys

+

s at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

splash teach wash watch rush
+ es

splashes teaches washes watches rushes
at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

pass relax buzz do go have
+ es

passes relaxes buzzes does goes has
at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

study dry hurry cry fry
+

studies dries hurries cries fries ies at the end of the word

Simple Past Tense

Present Tense
Jian Wei plays yoyo in the playground.

Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

Past Tense
Mei Mei played yoyo in the playground yesterday.
Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

English Grammar Tenses
Sample 2

Present Tense
We walk to the Pasar Malam.

Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

Past Tense
Mother walked puppy to the playground yesterday afternoon.
Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

English Grammar Tenses
Sample 3

Present Tense
Garfield swims at the beach.

Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

Past Tense
Sponge Bob swam in the sea last week.

Past
January 2011

Present
22,February 2011 8:00pm

Future
March 2011

English Grammar Past Tenses
How to Spell ?

Present Tense

Past Tense

play walk kick talk wash
+ ed

played walked kicked talked washed
at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

love save bake smile prepare
+

loved saved baked smiled prepared d at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

study dry hurry cry fry
+

studied dried hurried cried fried ied at the end of the word

Present Tense

Past Tense

x x x cry fry

studied dried hurried cried fried

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