English Tenses

English tenses

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English Tenses
English Tenses and how to use English tenses

Tenses and How to use them in Spoken English

Simple Present Tense

Rule:   Subject  + V1

Warning:  You must add “s” when you  speak about singular persons i.e HE, SHE IT

E.g. He goes, She eats, It loves

For  I, WE, YOU, THEY   don’t  add  “s”

See Below Examples:

I eat,
we eat,
you eat,
They eat,
He eats,
She eats,
It eats

I eat mangoes everyday
He eats mangoes everyday and goes to college.

 How to use Simple Present Tense :

We use this Simple Present Tense in order to mention everday actions.
Any action which you do daily or Regulary at a particular period

Peter goes to church every Sunday
Lucy  goes to college every day
He takes bath every day at 5 pm
I go to movie once in a week
He loves to speak with her daily.

Present Continuous Tense

Rule: Subject + is/are + V1 + ing

I am eating
We are eating
You are eating
He is eating
She is eating
It  is eating
They are eating

For  I, WE, YOU, THEY  use  “are”
For  HE, SHE, IT  use “is”
How to use  Present Continuous Tense :

We use it when we want to tell an action that is happening in front of our eyes.

The kite is flying
The aeroplane is going
She is calling
They are speaking
Maria is Laughing
She is singing nicely

Present Perfect Tense

Rule:  Subject + have/has +V3

I have eaten
We have eaten
You have eaten
He has eaten
She has eaten
It has eaten
They have eaten

For I,WE, YOU , THEY use “have”
For  HE, SHE, IT use “has”

How to use Present Perfect Tense

We use this Tense for all completed actions of Today or Just now.

I have learned English today.
I have gone to internet to learn English this morning
She has called me today
I have worked hard today in the office


Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Rule:   Subject + have been + V1 + ing

I have been eating since 1 hour
We have been eating since 2 hour
You have been eating since 2 hour
He has been eating since 1 hour
She has been eating since 1 hour
It has been eating since 1 hour
They have been eating 1 hour

For I, WE, YOU, THEY use “have been”
For HE, SHE, IT use “has been”
Use “since” always to tell time

How to use Present Perfect Continuous Tense

We use this Tense when you start an action in the past and is still continuing in the present.

For E.g.
I have been learning English Since 2 months
I have been doing this job since 2 years


Tenses in English

Simple Past Tense

Rule:  Subject + V2

I went
We went
You went
He went
She went
It went
They went

How to use Simple Past Tense

We use for all the completed actions of Yesterday, Last week and before that…

Students went to picnic last year.
Maria completed her project last year


Past Continuous Tense

Rule: Subject + was/were + V1+ ing

I was going
We were going
You were going
They were going
He was going
She was going
It was going

For WE, YOU, THEY, use “were”
For I, HE, SHE, IT use “ was”

How to use Past Continuous Tense

We use this Tense for telling an action happening in the past ( live action in the past)

When I was going to the market, I saw a big snake
When We were going to the school, we met teacher

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Rule:  Subject + had been + V1 +ing

I had been going to karate classed for one month in the year 1999
We had been going
You had been going
He had been going
She had been going
They had been going
It had been going

How to use Past perfect continuous Tense

In the above example, we must know that the action started in the past and also completed in the past itself.


Simple Future Tense

Rule:  Subject +will + V1

I will  eat
We will eat
You will eat
They will eat
He will eat
She will eat
It will eat

How to use Simple Future Tense

We use for all future happenings

Future Continuous Tense

Rule: Subject + will be + V1 + ing

I will be eating
We will be eating
You will be eating
They will be eating
He will be eating
She will be eating
It will be eating

How to use future continuous Tense

We use this Tense to express live happening in the future. It is live future.

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