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Tenses

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Updated 2010-10-31 02:40

Summary

Tenses of verbs in the english language.

Basic Facts about Tenses and Forms

Question Answer
Three basic tensespresent, past, future
Four basic formssimple, progressive, perfect, perfect progressive
Progressive...ing (in progress)
Perfect...en
Perfect Progressivebeen ...ing
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The below examples use the subject I and forms of the verb write.

Present Examples

TenseExample
Simple presentI write
Present progressiveI am writing
Present perfectI have written
Present perfect progressiveI have been writing
Emphatic presentI do write
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Past Examples

TenseExample
Simple pastI wrote
Past progressiveI was writing
Past perfectI had written
Past perfect progressiveI had been writing
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Future Examples

Question Answer
Simple futureI will write
Future progressiveI will be writing
Future perfectI will have written
Future perfect progressiveI will have been writing
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