Examples of English Tenses


The following examples of English tenses will help you understand and use them properly and naturally.

Examples of English Tenses

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Examples are an important tool if you want to achieve good understanding and apply the data successfully.

Before reading through, make sure you are familiar with the usage and rules of each tense – visit the English Tenses section.

And now, let the examples begin!

List of examples by tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive




For exercises on the tenses visit English Grammar Exercises section.

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