English tenses
English tenses

English Tenses

1- Present

  • Simple:   

    The Rule : HE / she / It + Verb(s)

    • Affirmative :  He/she/it eats food .
    • Negative : : we don’t have  classes on Sundays.
    • Interrogative: Do you speak English ?/ where does he live ?
  • Continuous/ progressive :

    The Rule : Am/is/are  + Verb(ing)

    • Affirmative: I am studying English now.
    • Negative: They are not having dinner at this time.
    • Interrogative: are they studying English or French?
  • Perfect:

    The Rule : has/have + Past participle

    • Affirmative: She has already eaten her dinner.
    • Negative: It Hasn’t/has not rained yet.
    • Interrogative: Have you finished your exercise?

2-Past

  • Simple:

    The Rule : Regular verbs : Verb+ed / Irregular verbs : have no rule

    • Affirmative : We prayed at home last day .
    • Negative : We did not/didn’t  pray at home last day .
    • Interrogative: Did you finish your homework? / where did he go yesterday?
  • Continuous/ progressive :

    The Rule : was / were + Verb(ing)

    • Affirmative: I was doing my homework at that time yesterday
    • Negative: they were not jogging when the accident happened
    • Interrogative: was she studying last night at 6h00? ? What were they doing yesterday at 21h00?
  • Perfect:

    The Rule : Had + past participle

    • Affirmative: They had stopped here.
    • Negative: he wished he hadn’t been there
    • Interrogative: Had you been there?

3-Future

 

  • Simple:

    The rule : Will + verb (infinitive)

    • Affirmative : She will/shall visit her aunt next week.
    • Negative :They will/shall not have dinner at home.
    • Interrogative: where will/shall they have dinner?
  • Continuous/ progressive :

    The Rule : Will + be + Verb(ing)

    • Affirmative: : I will be studying English tomorrow at 10h30.
    • Negative: we will not be watching movie at that time next day.
    • Interrogative: what will you be doing the following day at 16h43.
  • Perfect:

    The Rule : Will+have+past participle

    • Affirmative: he will have memorized The Quran by 2016.
    • Negative: They will not have finished building that factory by next summer.
    • Interrogative: he will have memorized The Quran by 2016 ?

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