English Verb Tenses
Made Simple Course

Lesson 08


Welcome to lesson number 8 of this special course!

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In this lesson we will make a review of the English tenses, in preparation to the final test in end of this special course. 

Verb Tenses Review

Verb Tenses Review

Simple Tenses

Simple tense is a form of a verb that simply shows when the action takes place.

Simple Past
is a form of the verb that shows the action took place in the past.

For example: Lisa danced yesterday.

Simple Present is a form of the verb that shows the action takes place in the present.
For example: Lisa dances every day.

Simple Future is a form of the verb that shows the action will take place in the future.

For example: Lisa will dance tomorrow.

Click here for a review exercise of the all the simple tenses combined.


Progressive Tenses

PROGRESSIVE means "continuing".

Progressive tense is a form of a verb that shows the action is in progress. Or in other words, that it continues.

Past Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action was in progress at some time in the past.

For example: Lisa was dancing yesterday at 8 o'clock.

Present Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action is in progress in the present.
For example: Lisa is dancing right now.

Future Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action will be in progress at some time in the future.

For example: Lisa will be dancing tomorrow at 8 o'clock.

Click here for a review exercise of the all the progressive tenses combined.


Perfect Tenses

PERFECT means "complete, finished".

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.

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.

Click here for a review exercise of the all the perfect tenses combined.


Perfect Progressive Tenses

The Perfect Progressive tense is a form of the verb that shows the action started, continued, and was complete until some point.

Past Perfect Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action started in the past and continued until some point in the past.

For example: Lisa had been dancing for 2 hours before she was tired.

Present Perfect Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action started in the past and continued until the present.
For example: Lisa has been dancing for 3 hours without stopping!

Future Perfect Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action will continue until some point in the future.

For example: By tomorrow morning, Lisa will have been dancing for 12 hours!

Click here for a review exercise of the all the perfect progressive tenses combined.
Come back when you are done...

Come back when you are done...

final test of the course

Are you done? Great!

Then let's continue.

On the next lesson we will advance another step forward with the ALL TENSES COMBINED exercise.

We will also answer some important frequently asked questions about the English verb tenses.

This is the last step before the final test of the course.

On the final test of the course you will have to use the English verb tenses in action, and you will receive your score accordingly.



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