English tenses uses- All 12 tenses



We use the Present simple tense for:

  • Daily routine
  • Repeated behaviour
  • Universal facts

We use Present continuous tense for:

·         Something which is happening right now

We use Past simple tense for:

·         Something which happened even a moment ago

We use Past continuous tense for:

·         Something which was happening in the past

We use Future Simple tense for:

·         Something which will happen in future

We use Future Continuous tense:

·         For something which will be happening in the future

We use Present Perfect tense for:

·         Something which you were doing in the past and have finished right now

·         Something which has significance with the present situation

We use Present Perfect Continuous tense for:

·         Something which you were doing in the past and are still doing it

We use Past Perfect tense for:

·         When you have two past situations and you want to refer to the situation which happened earlier

We use Past Perfect Continuous tense for:

·         Something you had been doing in the past, but are not doing it now.

We Future Perfect tense for:

·         Something which you would have done in future

We use Future Perfect Continuous tense for:

·         Something which you would be doing in the future






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