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English Tenses

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English Tenses consist of:
Simple Present Tense
Simple Past Tense
Simple Future Tense

Present Continuous Tense
Past Continuous Tense
Future Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Tense
Future Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Present Future
Simple I went to school yesterdayI did not go to schoolDid I go to school?To indicate pas habits or action that already completed. S + V2+ O I go to school everydayHe/She goes to schoolI don’t go to schoolHe/She doesn’t go to schoolDo I go to school? – Does He go to school?

To express habits or general truth. S + V1+ O

I will go to school tomorrowI will not go to schoolWill I go to school?To indicate action / condition in the future. S + WILL + V+ O
Continuous I was going to school when you arrivedYou/We were going to schoolI was not going to schoolWas I going to school?To indicate uncompleted action of the past. S + was/were + (V+ing) + O I am going to school nowHe/She is going to schoolThey/We are going to schoolI am not going to schoolAm I going to school?

To indicate action that is happening at the time of speaking. S + am/is/are + (V+ing) + O

I will be going to school when you comeI will not be going to school when you comeWill I be going to school when you come?To indicate what will be going on at some time in the futureto indicate planned future events. S + will be + (V+ing) + O
Perfect I had gone to schoolWe had not gone to schoolHad they gone to school?To describe one action that happened before another action in the past. S + had + V3 + O I have gone to schoolHe/She has gone to schoolI have not gone to schoolHave I gone to school?Describe actions that occurred in the past but are still relevant to the present. S + have/has + V3 + O I/We shall have gone to school by the time you arriveYou/We/They/He/She will have gone to schoolI shall not have gone to schoolShall I have gone to school?to explain an activity that will be completed by a certain time in the future. S + Shall/Will + had + V3 + O
Perfect Continuous I had been going to school for 15 minutes when you arrivedI had not been going to schoolHad I been going to school?to describe an action that started in the past and and was still in progress when a second action started. S + had + (V+ing) + O I have been going to school for 15 minutesI have not been going to schoolHave I been going to school?to describe an event that started in the past but is still happening in the present. S + have/has + (V+ing) + O I will have been going to school for 15 minutes  when you arriveI will not have been going to schoolWill I have been going to school?to talk about an action that will already have started and will still be happening by a certain time in the future. S + will + have/has + (V+ing) + O

English Tenses

Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense used to express habits or general truth/facts. Usually use the words: everyday, always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc..
Example: I go to school everyday
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Past Present Future

Simple Past Tense

Simple Past Tense to indicate pas habits or action that already completed.
Example: She was a shy girl. I went to school yesterday.
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Past Present Future

Simple Future Tense

To indicate promise or action / condition in the future.
Example: I will send you email. Manchester United will beat Liverpool.
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Past Present Future

Present Continuous Tense

To indicate action that is happening at the time of speaking
Example: I am writing now.
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Past Present Future

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Sumber:

http://english.errachidia.org/charttenses.GIF
http://www.easypacelearning.com/all-lessons/grammar/1198-12-verb-tenses-and-their-usage
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentperfect.html
http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammarbook/verbs/the-past-perfect-simple-tense/

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