English Grammar Tenses

A complete review of the Verb Tenses with full explanation about the Structures.

Simple Present

It is used to describe an action which is regular, real or normal. Regular actions in the present time period, Facts or Habits.

Present Continuous

We use it to refer to something which is happening now, activities which are happening but not necessarily in this precise moment or which are going to happen in the near future, especially planned events.

Present Perfect

This Tense is used to talk about actions happening in a recent Past and which relate to the Present, it indicates in a way that the action just happened or has happened recently.

Present Perfect Continuous

It is used to talk about actions beginning in the Past till the Present time or actions which have been going on for a period of time.

Simple Past

We use it to talk about facts which happened in an specific time in the Past and which have ended.

Past Continuous

This Tense is used to describe an action which was in progress in the Past.

Past Perfect

It is used to refer to an action which had happened (started and ended) before another situation in the Past.

Past Perfect Continuous

We use this Tense to refer to actions which had been in progress in the past.

Simple Future

This Tense is used to make predictions about the future, to express spontaneous decisions, to make promises, to give orders or make requests.

Future Progressive

We use it to refer to situations that will happen in the Future and have already been planned, that will happen repeatedly or that will happen during a period of time in the future.

Future Going To

It is used to talk about actions planned to happen in the near future. To talk about predictions based on what can be seen (something that evidently is going to happen).

Future Perfect Simple

This Tense is used to refer to actions that will have happened at a specific time in the Future or before another situation in the future.

Future Perfect Progressive

We use it to talk about something that will continue till another situation in the future.