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English Tenses

PRESENT

Simple (to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual)

“do/work” (the INF)

Continuous (continuing actions in the present or in real life situations)

“am/is/are doing”

Perfect (to indicate a past action with an affect now OR to indicate time up to now)

“have/has done”

Perfect Continuous (to show that something started in the past and has continued up until now)¨

“have been doing”

PAST

Simple (a finished action in the past)

did”

Continuous (to indicate that another action in the past was interrupted/affected by another past action)

“was/were doing”

Perfect (expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past)

“had done”

Perfect Continuous (to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past)

“had been doing”

FUTURE

Simple (refer to a specific time in the future.)

“will+ INF”

Continous (expresses action at a particular moment in the future)

“will be doing”

Perfect (to describe an event that has not yet happened but is expected or to happen before another stated occurrence)

“will have done

Perfect Continuous (to show that something will continue up until a particular event or time in the future)

“will have been doing”

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