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English Tenses

English tenses
English tenses

English Tenses

1- Present

1-1 Present Simple: 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?

1-2 Present Continuous/Progressive: Am/is/Are + Vebr(ing)

Affirmative: I am studying English now.

Negative: They are not having dinner at this time.

Interrogative: Are they studying English or French?

1-3 Present Perfect: 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?

1-4 Perfect Continuous Has/have + Been + Verb(ing)

Affirmative: It has been raining all day long

Negative: He hasn’t been feeling very well lately.

Interrogative: For how long has she been living here?


2-1 Past Simple: Regular verbs: Verb+ed / Irregular verbs (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?

2-2 Past Continuous/ progressive: 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?

2-3 Past Perfect: Had + Past participle

Affirmative: They had stopped here before they continued their journey

Negative: he wished he hadn’t been there

Interrogative: Had you been there?

2-4 Past Perfect Continuous: Had been + Verb(ing)

Affirmative: I had been working at the company for five years when I got the promotion.
Negative: She hadn’t been sleeping
Interrogative: Had you been waiting long before the taxi arrived?


3-1 Future Simple Will/Shall + 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?

3-2 Future Continuous Will Be + Verb (Ing)

Affirmative: I will be studying English tomorrow at 10h30.

Negative: We will not be watching a movie at that time the next day.

Interrogative: what will you be doing the following day at 16h43.

3-3 Future Perfect: Will Have + Past Participle

Affirmative: He will have memorized The Quran by 2030.

Negative: They will not have finished building that factory by next summer.

Interrogative: Will he have memorized The Quran by 2030?

3-4 Future Perfect Continuous: will + have + been + Verb(ing)

Affirmative: In November, I will have been working for eighteen years.


  1. the problem is when to use them not how to form them :/

    • in fact . I have been intending to add what you pointed at . There are plenty of things to do wit a little time in hand . I hope you got it 🙂

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