English Verb Tenses
Made Simple Course

Lesson 06


Welcome to the sixth lesson of this special course!

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On this lesson we will learn a common English tenses, and 2 more tenses which are not so common:

The Perfect Tenses

The Perfect Tenses

PERFECT means "complete, finished".

The perfect tense is a form of a verb that shows the action is complete. It does not mean the action is "perfect" (100%). It means the action is finished.

  • Past Perfect is a form of the verb that shows the action was complete before some time in the past.
  • For example: Lisa had danced before she came.


  • Present Perfect is a form of the verb that shows the action was complete before the present.
  • For example: Lisa has already danced.

    This is a common English tense.


  • Future Perfect is a form of the verb that shows the action will be complete before some time in the future.

    For example: Lisa will have danced tomorrow by 9 o'clock.


Okay, so now we start the real work! :)


A) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Present Perfect tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises


B) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Past Perfect tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises


C) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Future Perfect tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises

Come back when you are done...

Come back when you are done...

Are you done? Great!

Then let's continue.

On the next lesson we will learn how an action can be both ongoing and complete, at the same time!


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