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Practice

Conversion of Tenses
Correct Usage of Tenses
Tenses
Tenses
Past
Present
Future
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The are four forms of tenses :

1. Simple tense

2. Continuous tense

3. Perfect tense

4. Perfect Continuous tense
Simple tense: Verb is mentioned simply
Continuous tense: The verb (or the action) is still
going on.
Perfect tense: The verb (or the action) is
finished/ completed.
Perfect Continuous: The verb (or the
action) is still going on and hasnt been
completed yet.
CONJUGATION: Simple Tense
PRESENT
TENSE
Singular Plural
1
st
person I walk We walk
2
nd
person You walk You walk
3
rd
person He/ she
walks
They walk
! !
PAST TENSE
Singular Plural
1
st
person I walked We walked
2
nd
person You walked You walked
3
rd
person He/ she
walked
They walked
FUTURE
TENSE
Singular Plural
1
st
person I will/shall
walk
We will/shall
walk
2
nd
person You will walk You will walk
3
rd
person He/ she will
walk
They will walk
Simplest form
When the action is still
going on
When the action is
complete and you are
reporting about it
When the action is still
going on and hasnt
finished yet

Simple Tense Just the verb
Continuous Tense Change the time of verb
to be AND add ing
Perfect Tense Change the time of verb
to have and add -ed
Perfect Continuous
Tense
Change the time of verb
to have and add been
+ -ing word
A. Simple past = I laughed.

B. Past Continuous = I was laughing.

C. Past Perfect = I had laughed.

D. Past Perfect Continuous = I had been laughing.
A. Simple future = I will/ shall laugh.

B. Future Continuous = I will/ shall be laughing.

C. Future Perfect = I will/shall have laughed.

D. Future Perfect Continuous = I will/shall have been laughing.
Simple Continuous Perfect Perfect
Continuous
PRESENT I dance I am dancing I have
danced
I have been
dancing
PAST I danced I was dancing

I had danced I had been
dancing
FUTURE I will/shall
dance
I will/shall be
dancing
I shall/will
have danced
I will/shall
have been
dancing
Simple Continuous Perfect Perfect
Continuous
PRESENT
PAST
FUTURE
I play
I played
I will/shall
play
I am
playing
I was
playing
I will/shall
be playing
I have
played
I had
played
I shall/will
have
played
I have
been
playing
I had been
playing
I shall/will
have been
playing
Have been waiting
Choose the correct form of the verb from the brackets:

1. My friends _____ the Prime Minister yesterday. (see/have seen/saw)


2. The principal __________ to talk to you. (wants/is wanting/was wanting)


3. We ________________for his call since 9 am. (are waiting, have been waiting,
were waiting)


4. The baby ______________ all morning. (cries / has been crying)


5. I am sure she _____________ the exam. (passes/ will pass)

saw
wants
Has been crying
Will pass
1. Help! I___________ fall. (am/ am going to )


2. Abdul ___________ to be a doctor. (wants/ wanting/ is
wanting)


3. She jumped off the bus while it____________.
(moved,/had moved/ was moving)


4. The town ____________ its appearance completely
since 1960. (is changing/ changed/ has changed)


5. Unless we _________now, we cant be on time (start/
will start)
Am going to
wants
Was moving
Has changed
start